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Three Hour Tour (Adaptive Aquatics fundraiser)

Adaptive Aquatics to host Three Hour Tour Fundraiser Event

to benefit disAbled Children, disAbled Adults and Wounded Warrior Veterans

Adaptive Aquatics is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the Three Hour Tour Fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Rosewood Hall located on 2850 19th Street South in Homewood Alabama.  Tickets are $50 per individual or $80 per couple, individuals under 30 is $20 per person and $35 per couple.  Adaptive Aquatics is a 501c-3 IRS registered nonprofit organization and has been in operation for 32 years.

In this fourth year celebrating Adaptive Aquatics with the Three Hour Tour Fundraiser, the leadership committee anticipates more than 100 guests, and the opportunity to meet a few of the amazing individuals served by Adaptive Aquatics.  Highly popular Rosewood Hall Hors D’oeuvres, a full cash bar and live entertainment by Adam Justion Gannon, in addition to a silent auction offering more than 20 desirable opportunities, are all part of this joyful occasion.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the IRS registered 501c-3 nonprofit Adaptive Aquatics.  Each year from April to October, Adaptive Aquatics provides water sports instruction through comprehensive clinics and workshops. With the use of specialized equipment and expert instruction Adaptive Aquatics opens avenues to greater independence and allows people with disabilities to experience the excitement and thrill of water sports that many persons with disabilities did not think were possible. Today, under the direction of Executive Director Joe Ray, a professional staff of instructors and trained volunteers teach all levels from beginners to international competitors.

Over the years Adaptive Aquatics has taught skiers with a broad range of disAbilities including individuals with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post polio, kernicterus, acquired brain injuries, amputations, visual impairments, special needs and other disabilities.  Among the many benefits, water sports has proven to be an excellent activity to increase one’s overall fitness and health, but also builds self-confidence, autonomy and sense of well-being.

Historically, Adaptive Aquatics has placed a particular emphasis on programs that benefit disAbled children and they have served thousands over the past 32 years throughout our state and country.  Additionally, they serve another group of individuals who are recently greatly benefiting from their program services, and that is our country’s men and women in uniform who have returned home from “harms way” with notable physical disabilities.

Adaptive Aquatics extends special thanks to the many businesses whom have supported the event as well as the generosity of past event sponsors which include:  Mr. & Mrs. John Williams, Drs. Sherill & Young, HealthSouth, J.H. Berry & Gilbert, Inc., Vance Tool & Die, Means Advertising, Deconstruction & Waste Services Corp., EBSCO, Gaynor Anderson, KGS Steel, Heather & Phillip McWane, Marcus Agency, Robert & Nancy Burton, HOAR Construction, Alabama Air Systems, Bank of America, Birmingham Physical Therapy, Moses, Phillips, Young, Brannon & Henninger, Robert A. & Delia T. Robert Charitable Trust, Thompson Tractor Foundation, Cory, Watson, Crowder & DeGaris Law Firm, Hare Communications, Chelsea Monogramming, Southern Company Services, Peter W. & Peggy H. Field Foundation, Hoar Construction, O’Carr’s Restaurant, Regions, Burr & Forman, LLP, Brasfield & Gorrie, Red Mountain Bank, The Dunn Companies, YMCA, Compass Bank, Vulcan Materials Company, Southern Company, Maynard, Copper & Gale, PC, Dr. Jim Bryant, J. Smith Lanier, Gallet & Associates, Wheless & Associates, Hendon & Huckestein, Southpace Properties, Mitchell Wayne Technologies, Tria Market, Lakeshore Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

To purchase tickets for the Three Hour Tour Fundraising Event or more information please contact Joe Ray at (205) 807-7519 or order ONLINE below.

Tickets are $50 per person or $80 per couple, individuals under 30 is $20 per person and $35 per couple.

Eventbrite - Adaptive Aquatics Three Hour Tour

Get the Three Hour Tour Press Release here.

Get the Three Hour Tour Individual Sponsorship Form here.

Get the Three Hour Tour Company Sponsorship Form here.

Walker Ray on the cover of the Over The Mountain Journal

Three Hour Tour evening activities 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Silent Auction
  • Live Entertainment by Adam Justin Gannon
  • Highly Popular Rosewood Hall Hors D'oeuvres
  • Full Cash Bar
  • Island Wear Suggested or whatever you feel comfortable in (feel free to be fancy or free)!



 Sponsorship opportunities are available for Individuals and Companies.  See Individual Sponsorships flyer here or Company Sponsorship flyer here.