News/Outreach

Brain Injury Awareness Month

By Geneva Sarvis / March 9, 2021

Welcome to March, the National Brain Injury Awareness month! We hope this finds you and yours in great health and are embracing invigorating ways to thrive. Unfortunately, during the past 12 months both sports and recreational communities (youth to professional) have had to adjust their routine play or competition protocols due to Covid. With that […]

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BEACH WHEELCHAIR AVAILABILITY DOUBLES

By Foster Andersen / February 22, 2021

Beach Wheelchair Availability doubles at local state beaches, thanks to grant funding. Equipment is available for use at eight beaches, reservations recommended  Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) announced it is deploying five new beach wheelchairs funded by a $13,762 grant from the California Coastal Conservancy to improve access for visitors at local state […]

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A Virtual Tour of Accessible County Parks

By Foster Andersen / February 2, 2021

Park Friends of Santa Cruz has reached out to the disabled community and created a series of videos showing the accessibility of various parks in the County (videos are sub-titled in Spanish). The entertaining videos are produced and narrated by Brenda Gutierrez-Baeza. Parks include: Jose Ave Park Felton County Park Seascape County Park Chanticleer County […]

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Day on the Beach 2019 A Huge Success!

By Jackie Fenwick / July 23, 2019

200 volunteers came out to Day on the Beach on July 14th to provide an incredible experience for individuals with disabilities! Thanks to incredible volunteer efforts, we were able to offer 47 kayaking trips, 130 outrigger canoe rides, over 25 SCUBA outings, and beach wheelchair ride in the sand and surf. Over 500 additional participants […]

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Foster Andersen Receives the High 5 Award from KCBA Fox 35!

By Geneva Sarvis / April 7, 2017

Foster Andersen, Founder & Executive Director of Shared Adventures, was nominated for KCBA’s High 5 Award for his outstanding service to the community. By creating opportunities for people to live life to the fullest and be active in the community, Foster has touched the lives of thousands of individuals with and without disabilities.

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