Local Dive Club hosts fund-raiser for SUDS at Miami Boat Show
(DiverWire) South Florida Divers, Inc. (SFDI), a local dive club, will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit SUDS, Soldiers Undertaking Disabled SCUBA, at the Miami International Boat Show February 16-20, 2012.
The SUDS program is designed to help improve the lives of severely injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. By training the warriors in a challenging and rewarding activity such as SCUBA, it can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and promote mobility unlike any other sport. SUDS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
Throughout the entire show, SFDI will be at Booth #1926 in the Dive and Travel Harbor displaying items available for a silent auction and raffle. All items have been generously donated to SFDI for this event. Examples of items include; SCUBA gear, live-aboard vacation packages, Fishing charters, marine artwork, SCUBA training, and many more.
The Boat Show is from February 16-20 and SFDI will have a special event the evening of Saturday the 18th at the Miami Convention Center, 6pm, room B118. Saturday after the show SFDI will be hosting a reception with videos about SUDS, speakers, live entertainment, food and drinks. This is an open event that anyone may attend, a minimum donation is recommended. Many of the silent auctions and raffles will come to a close that evening and winners will be announced. Attendees of the reception will be eligible for many door prizes. Last year, nearly $13,000 was raised during this event.