The San Diego Festival of the Arts is back on June 8th and 9th at Waterfront Park! This annual event features live music, local cuisine, and works of fine art from nearly 200 world-renowned artists, with raffle, silent auction, and wine and beer garden. Proceeds directly support MBAC adaptive watersports programs for persons with disabilities.Read More
You can have an amazing day ensuring access to watersports recreation for persons with disabilities by volunteering at the San Diego Festival of the Arts. Happening on June 9 & 10 in Waterfront Park, the festival is produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis and San Diego Magazine and is an unforgettable weekend filled with art, food, craft beer, and entertainment. Since its inception in 1987, the San Diego Festival of the Arts has raised in excess of $2.5 million in support of 33+ adaptive sports programs benefiting more than 150,000 San Diegans with disabilities.Read More
On October 8th over 100 participants with disabilities enjoyed a Day on the Bay with sun, fun and access to watersports. At this bi-annual event, trained MBAC instructors and specialized equipment provide opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in watersports that they might otherwise never have the chance to experience. Read More
Have an amazing day AND support accessible watersports at Mission Bay Aquatic Center by attending our volunteering your time at the San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10 at Waterfront Park. Save 50% off tickets with coupon code: charity when you purchase in advance at sdfestivalofthearts.org/tickets/. You can also support the cause by volunteering at the festival. There are many opportunities to soak up the sun, work with creative, fun people and help us make this year the best San Diego Festival of the Arts to date. Sign up for a shift at sdfestivalofthearts.org/volunteer-ljfa/. Be sure to tell them you are supporting MBAC when volunteering. Read More
Ethan Pursel is a cherished camper who has been attending The Watersports Camp for six years. Ethan has high functioning autism, which requires 1-on-1 attention at all times from a dedicated inclusion counselor. Check out this avid surfer’s story, narrated by his mother, Julie, regarding his experience at Associated Student’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center.
Source: Adapting to the Water | NewsCenter | SDSU
Steve Kaliszewski thinks he has the greatest job in the world. He helps enable people with disabilities to take part in activities they never imagined possible.Kaliszewski runs the wheelchair sports program at Sharp Memorial Hospital and is paralyzed from the waist down. He’s also an organizer of Day on the Bay, a program that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in adaptive water sports, including water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing and sailing.