Surfgimp Foundation Awards 1st Grant!
Surfgimp Charitable Foundation was pleased to award the first grant to Tyme Fiedorczyk on January 14, 2018 to purchase an all-terrain wheelchair that will fit in the back of her adapted van for easy transport. Now she can travel in ease with her family to the beach, through the woods and in the snow. As a self-proclaimed daredevil, Tyme has grand plans for her limitless adventures!
Our first grant recipient was able to enjoy her family vacation to the Bahamas thanks to her new all-terrain chair with rolling travel bag. The generosity of our donors is already changing lives! When travel is possible the world gets a whole lot bigger...
Surfgimp Foundation Sponsors Brock Johnson, Adaptive Surfer, US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships
Surfgimp Foundation is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring Brock Johnson, adaptive surfer, as he competes in the 2nd Annual US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships in Oceanside, California the first weekend in October. Team Surfgimp members will be traveling to Oceanside, CA alongside Brock to provide water support and cheer from the sand.
Seven years ago Brock fractured his neck when he dove from a pontoon boat into shallow water, not realizing the boat had drifted from the deeper waters where he dove safely earlier that day. A few years later, after attending an adaptive surfing event in North Carolina, Brock was inspired to return home to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and share his stoke with others. He is currently the President of Coastal Adaptive Sports and a board member of Adaptive Surf Project (http://AdaptiveSurfProject.com), a non-profit that provides surfboards to surfers with disabilities and sets up adaptive surfing clinics for people with all levels of physical and cognitive abilities to get out and enjoy the waves.
In August, Brock placed 2nd in the Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championship in his division. Shortly after returning home he had an extended hospital stay due to health concerns and is in the process of increasing his endurance and stamina so he can return to the water. In Hawaiian, ho’omau means to persevere; to never give up, to perpetuate, and to continue in a way that causes good to be long-lasting. Jay Liesener was the embodiment of ho’omau. Brock personifies the same character. Surfgimp Foundation is proud to sponsor Brock as he continues to advance the sport of adaptive surfing!