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AmpSurf to award $15,000 in competitive grants to disabled veterans

Posted at 3:18 PM, Feb 14, 2019

The Association of Amputee Surfers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will award disabled veterans $15,000 in competitive grants to compete in an adaptive surfing contest this year.

AmpSurf is giving out 10 sponsorships.

Those who participate say it’s a great way to stay active and overcome challenges.

(Photo Courtesy of AmpSurf by Connor Pascolla)

 

AmpSurf is an organization that teaches people living with disabilities how to hone their surfing skills and focus on their abilities through Adaptive Surf Therapy. It’s been around since 2003, operating on both the east and west coast.

In a press release from AmpSurf, founder and disabled veteran Dana Cummings said, “This is a great opportunity for veterans who have become disabled through military service to show that they are able to still shock and awe!”

You can sign up to participate or volunteer at the AmpSurf website.