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Archive for February, 2012

Dean-o turns 60!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Dean Harrison was born and raised in the Seattle, WA area.  He is the Uncle of one of our wonderful volunteers.

This past January Dean celebrated his 60th birthday with 200 of his closest friends and family.

Dean is a lover of all Washington sports especially the Seattle Seahawks;  his party was Seahawks themed.  The Seahawks mascot “Blitz” made a special appearance at the party where he posed for some pictures and danced with the party goers.

The smile on Dean’s face got bigger and bigger every time he opened a new present; Seahawks apparel, hats, accessories, etc.

Happy Birthday Dean!  Party on…

Another great article highlighting the Surf’s Up event…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Standing up for Down syndrome

It was a beautiful day in Huntington Beach during last Friday’s “Surf’s Up” event.

Check out Steve Virgin’s article, and all the great photos captured during this special day.

Standing up for Down syndrome article/photos

Individuals with Down syndrome learn to surf at the Surf’s Up event in Huntington Beach

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Last Friday 2/3, Team Up for Down Syndrome and the International Surfing Museum hosted “Surf’s Up for Down Syndrome“, an event that brought in professional surfers that escorted participating individuals with Down syndrome into the Huntington Beach surf and showed them how to ride the waves.

The after-party was held at Sandy’s Beach Grill, where more professional athletes and special guests greeted supporters.

DSAOC was proud to be a recognized sponsor of this event, and was thrilled to see our Orange County families featured in the OC Register article.

Read the article and view the slideshow