Words: Gina DAndraia Photos: Jason Belsky (@JayBelsky) Date: Jan 13th 2024
Gina DAndraia with FELIX Athlete
"This past weekend I had the opportunity to sponsor and be part of an amazing event near and dear to my heart! Through Surf For All and The FELIX Organization we were able to give 16 children currently residing in foster care the opportunity to experience surfing for the first time. As a mom of two adopted children and a surfer myself, I know how much these events can benefit and inspire the children that attend.
Not only is Surfing fun, but it is therapeutic and healing - something that I have experienced myself! To share the love of Surfing and all of its therapeutic benefits and see the immediate changes from a little bit of fear and hesitation to pure Stoke and smiles is both amazing to witness and heartwarming. The kids all did AMAZING and had a blast!
I would like to thank Cliff Skudin, Jeanine Sorensen, Jay Belsky and all the staff at Skudin Surf American dream as well as all the amazing volunteers that took the time to come and help give the amazing kids an unforgettable day!"