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Making History with Envision Blind Sports

Making History with Envision Blind Sports

SurfSUP Adventures has been working with Envision Blind Sports for a little over 3-years now, but this year marks a milestone of accomplishment.  Thanks mostly to executive director, Wendy Fagan, and the incredible volunteer network from Slippery Rock University’s, Adaptive Sports program, Envision has become the largest blind sports camp in the country.  In total, 70 visually impaired youth ages 6 to 18 participated in 20 sports over the course of the week-long program in June of 2018.

FIRST WAVES FEATURED IN WPXI “PROUD PITTSBURGH”

FIRST WAVES FEATURED IN WPXI “PROUD PITTSBURGH”

WPXI’s, "Proud to be from Pittsburgh," is a program designed to highlight people who are doing good in our communities.”  SurfSUP Adventures and First Waves founder, Ian Smith, worked with Channel-11 News Anchor, Peggy Finnegan, to document a First Waves event on the Pittsburgh Riverfront for the segment earlier this year.

2016 PA SUP CHAMPIONSHIP

2016 PA SUP CHAMPIONSHIP

As the racers make the first turn in the PA SUP Championships at Moraine State Park, they are met with the sound of live music from the main stage of the Regatta at Lake Arthur. Thousands of people are sprawled out listening to the music, sifting through food trucks, and watching the sailboats, paddleboards and windsurfers jetting by.  A backdrop of thick conifers gives way to blue skies above the horizon of the lake and this is only the beginning.

An Unconventional Mother's Day

An Unconventional Mother's Day

Mother’s Day for most means fresh-cut flowers and sharing a meal with family.  SurfSUP Adventures took a different approach, swapping the bouquets for streamside wildflowers and healthy serving of whitewater SUP adventure.