In our ongoing effort to give back to our community, A Walk on Water has been selected as this year’s charitable recipient of OCTLA’s annual Silent & Live Auction being held at the annual TOP GUN Awards Program on November 13th.
A Walk On Water (“AWOW”) provides Surf Therapy to children with special needs or disability. The ocean’s transformative properties empower our participants, who enjoy a much-deserved day of laughter, love, and acceptance alongside their family. For one perfect, restorative day at the beach, there are no labels. Everyone is an Athlete.
Please consider donating an item or service to the Silent Auction. Donations can include: gifts, electronics, vacation property getaways, theme park adventures, concert and sporting event tickets, sports or celebrity memorabilia, spa packages, health and beauty services, restaurant gift certificates…just to name a few! So, please take a minute to think about who you know and reach out to them for a donation.
About the Charity
A WALK ON WATER
A Walk on Water ("AWOW") works closely with local communities, businesses, volunteers and watermen — brought together in service of a shared mission — to help those most in need experience the calming and therapeutic effects of the electrifying, living ocean; and, in the process, showcase the best of surf culture.
Since launching in 2012, AWOW has welcomed over 1,000 families and provided Surf Therapy to over 2,000 children and adults in need.
Surf therapy is the act of guided surf instruction — provided by expertly trained Surf Therapists — in concert with a carefully constructed support structure of volunteers and supporters; it truly takes a village. AWOW Athletes gain confidence through the magical thrill of a walk on water, experiencing the true “stoke” of surfing and a sense of pride and accomplishment — all while being cheered on by family and friends. Siblings (and even parents!) surf alongside the Athlete, allowing the family to bond over a powerful shared experience. At the end of the day, each Athlete is presented with the trophy they earned in front of all their cheering fans.
AWOW Surf Therapy is more than just surfing: the entire family unit is treated to a well-deserved day of respite, complete with healthy food and drink, live music, art, yoga, and more.
Please join OCTLA in its charitable mission by donating an item or service to the Top Gun Awards Program Silent Auction.