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FIREFIGHTERS HANG TEN FOR A GOOD CAUSE

DEERFIELD BEACH HOSTS FIFTH SURFERS FOR AUTISM EVENT

Date: March 30, 2012                                                                                                  PIO# 12-3-41

PHOTO OP
12 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Deerfield Beach Public Parking Lot
(Adjacent to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station #75)
200 S. Ocean Way
Deerfield Beach


Hundreds of families are expected to converge on Deerfield Beach this weekend as Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue hosts the Fifth Annual Surfers for Autism event.

What had humble beginnings five years ago has morphed into a two-day festival that is centered on giving 200 children with autism and developmental delays the opportunity to surf just like any typical Florida youngster. “I’m proud of our firefighters, who’ve volunteered their time and effort to make this a success for the kids and their families,” Sheriff Al Lamberti said.

The weekend event will feature live music, pro-am surf and skate contests, food trucks, special guest appearances and more. The surf event takes place on Saturday and on Sunday, there will be contests including the tow-in big air and standup paddle board course.

Surfers for Autism 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 at surferforautism@live.com.

This report by
Mike Jachles / PIO
03/30/12 1300

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