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2016

LinkedIn – Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities forms 2016 planning committee to kick off 8th year event
Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities forms 2016 planning committee to kick off 8th year even…Read More

2015

Sun Sentinel – Boating & Beach Bash takes disabled to the water this weekend
But the beach part of the experience is still going to be elusive for a sizable proportion of the 5,000 attendees expected Saturday during the annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, organizers say…Read More

Thousands to attend 7th annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities
The Boating and Beach Bash is the largest, free funday in the nation for people of all ages with physical and/or intellectual challenges and their caregivers. Guests will enjoy a BBQ lunch, boat rides, all-day concert and numerous games and activities, including kite flying, finger painting, wheelchair yoga, dance classes, and much more…Read More

7th Annual Boating and beach Bash for People with Disabilities
The Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities is the largest, free, fun-day in the nation for people with physical and/or intellectual challenges, their caregivers and families…Read More

7th Annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities Rolls out Plans for Recreational Activities Based on Abilities not Disabilities
South Florida’s annual celebration of diversity, the Boca Raton based Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities (http://boatingbeachbash.com), announced today that it has teamed with the physical therapy professionals from Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital at the Delray Medical Center, to offer attendees at this year’s Bash a variety of exciting physical challenges and learning opportunities…Read More

Indian River Financial Group, Inc. is a Proud Supporter of the Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities
Jay Van Vechten, founder and director of the Bash, has been working with people with disabilities since 1995. When he began coordinating the Bash, he had one major goal in mind: to add fun to the equation…Read More

Have a Veggie Burger with Chris P. Bacon at the Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities
The world’s cutest pig on wheels is rolling into Boca Raton. Chris P. Bacon, Florida’s favorite pig with paralysis, is appearing as a special guest at the upcoming Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities…Read More

Tots & Teens: ‘Bash’ brings day of fun, laughter to its target audience
If you have a physical or intellectual disability — or if you love and care for someone who does — tie up your tennis shoes and slather on the sunscreen! The seventh annual Boca Raton Boating and Beach Bash takes place on March 21 at Spanish River Park and it’s just for you…Read More

2014

The Palm Beach Post – Scene Maker: Boca interior designer gears up for Boating & Beach Bash
The event, this Saturday, allows those who don’t get out much to enjoy a barbecue, boat rides, live entertainment, therapy ponies and exhibits. And it’s all free — although donations are needed for the Bash, organized and run by volunteers and financed through private donations and sponsorship…Read More

6th Annual Boat and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities kicks off in Boca Raton
Organizers said they’re expecting more than 6,000 people to turn out to the event. Boat rides, musical acts and therapy ponies will be provided throughout the day…Read More

USCG Auxiliarists help the disabled in South Florida
Auxiliarists from South Florida kept the shores and waterways safe. They put life jackets on visitors and guided them along the dock and aboard the boats. Ramps enabled those in wheelchairs to board the vessels…Read More

2013

Lang Realty Proudly Supports Annual Boating & Beach Bash
The Bash has grown to become the largest, free, fun-day in America for children, adults and Purple Heart recipients with physical and/or intellectual challenges, and their caregivers. Held in the tropical setting of Boca Raton, Florida’s famed Spanish River Park, the highlight of the event is the opportunity to enjoy a boat ride aboard a flotilla of private yachts along the Intracoastal Waterway…Read More

Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities Set to Rock South Florida
Now in its fifth year and teamed with partners like Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Big Brother/Big Sisters, the Bash continues to set new standards in celebrating diversity in America…Read More

Cambodian Times – Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities draws more than 5,000 in Boca Raton
A young man with Down syndrome danced freely to a pop song. A young woman in a wheelchair pushed herself down a mulch-lined path toward the water…Read More

2012

Sunny Skies, Smooth Sailing Set Set Stage for Biggest Boating & Beach Bash Ever
In line with the event’s patriotic overtone, the Color Guard from Boca Raton High School’s Junior Navy ROTC program, set the tone early in the day with a ceremonial opening and r…Read More

Boca Boating and Beach Bash Is Today
We’ve been telling you about it for weeks and today is the today. What is considered the largest event for people with disabilities is set for Spanish River Park from 10a until 3pm…Read More

Annual event for people with disabilities expects 3,000
The 4th annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, Boca Raton’s yearly celebration of diversity, is taking shape for Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Spanish River Park, on A1A, in Boca Raton. The Bash is the largest free, fun-day in the United States for people with physical and/or intellectual challenges…Read More

It’s a shore thing
Now in its fourth year, this all-volunteer celebration of diversity brings together people of all ages and disabilities. Attendees, with their families and caregivers, have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary barbecue lunch and a 45-minute boat ride on the Intracoastal waterway. Dozens of private motorboats will be donated for the day by members of Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club…Read More

Miracle on the Intracoastal
It seems like yesterday we were beseeching our readers and the community to come out and support the annual Boating and Beach Bash for People With Disabilities, an event tagged as a “Miracle on the Intracoastal,” the baby of big-hearted Boca resident Jay Van Vechten. We wrote that blog back in January and we are happy to update everyone…Read More

Local Community Support Keeps Boca Raton Boating Beach Bash Afloat
A burst of local community support is insuring that the 4th annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities maintains its reputation as ‘The Miracle on the Intracoastal’. According to event organizers, it will also continue its standing as the biggest, free, fun-day event in the nation for people with physical and/or intellectual challenges…Read More

Boca Raton Boating and Beach Bash Just A Week Away
Thanks to generous donations from the public and private sectors and local nonprofit organizations, the 2012 Bash will be held Saturday, March 24, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Spanish River Park on A1A in Boca Raton. Upwards of 3,000 guests are expected to attend…Read More

Boating and Beach Bash for people with disabilities
The first Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities – sponsored by the City of Boca Raton Advisory Board for People with Disabilities, the City of Boca Raton, and Shake A Leg Miami was a huge success…Read More

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