HUNTINGTON BEACH—On Saturday, August 22, KODAWest will host its 10th annual beach day for children of deaf adults, parents, friends and family.
The beach day will begin at 11:00 a.m. and feature various games and prizes throughout the day. The event is scheduled to end at 5:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to stay until 7:40 p.m. to enjoy the sunset along the pacific ocean coastline. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own lunches, drinks, chairs, umbrellas and any other beach related amenities.
Guests are instructed to meet at lifeguard tower #19, located at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach.
General parking fees are $15 for cars, and $50 for RVs (recreational vehicles), or street parking is available on a limited basis.
KODAWest is a non-profit organization which serves hearing children with parent(s) who are deaf in the Southern California region. Their mission, according to their website, is to bring these KODAs (Kids Of Deaf Adults) together in a supportive, group type of environments, including camps and cultural enrichment programs.
It was created in 2005 by Lauren Abbott Maucere and Lisa Hermatz Chahayed, and was the first non-profit organization in the United States to provide full service programming to KODA families. Maucere formerly worked with the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (GLAD) overseeing the departments of Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Deaf Women Outreach, Latino Family Outreach, Tobacco and Breast Cancer research, and HIV/AIDS Awareness. Chahayed previously worked with Deaf West Theatre, and is currently an ASL professor at Pierce College and Glendale Community College.
Over 350 guests are expected to be in attendance. For any questions, comments or concerns, please email KODAWest at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also RSVP via Facebook by clicking here: KODAWest Day at the Beach Facebook Event.