FIREFIGHTERS HANG 10 FOR AUTISM
ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS TO ITS DEERFIELD BEACH ROOTS
DATE: April 25, 2014 PIO # 14-4-33
Hundreds of families are converging on Deerfield Beach this weekend as the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, in partnership with the City of Deerfield Beach, host the Seventh Annual Surfers for Autism (SFA) beach festival.
What had humble beginnings seven years ago has morphed into a three-day festival centered on giving over 200 children with autism and developmental delays the opportunity to surf just like any typical Florida youngster. “BSO deputies and firefighters have helped make this annual event a success for the kids and their families for seven years now,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “It keeps growing every year and we’re proud the event started right here in Deerfield Beach.”
The three-day beach festival will feature live music, stand-up paddleboard races, food trucks and more. The surf event takes place on Saturday.
SFA events are free for participating families and also serve as a fundraising mechanism. Money raised is used to fund future events and to further advance research and advocacy. For more information about SFA or this event, contact SFA President Don Ryan at 561-445-7154 or www.surfersforautism.org.
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