Join us for a FREE screening of the family film Soul Surfer as we celebrate Hawaii in December. A natural talent in the sport of surfing, teenager Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) loses an arm in a shark attack. Bolstered by the love of her parents (Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid) and refusing to give up, she plans to return to competition, although questions about her future continue to trouble her. Upon seeing the devastation in Thailand caused by the 2004 tsunami, Bethany discovers a greater purpose: to make a difference in the lives of others.
Learn about amputee sport programs in our area (sorry, no surfing here). Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and the first 25 people through the door get a free pair of sunglasses to brighten your winter!
This event is free to the public, but donations will be greatly appreciated. All funds raised will go towards the purchase of a portable stage lift for helping the Kenworthy and other staged events in the community achieve ADA compliance. “Life happens on a stage and everyone should be able to be a part of it,” said Christine Gilmore, Executive Director of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.
“December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities and it’s our mission at DAC NW to work for changes in the community to remove physical, communication, and attitude barriers for people with disabilities, and this fundraising effort fits our mission perfectly,” said Marketing Specialist Vicki Leeper.