1. A May outdoor extravaganza benefit + fiesta to honor our Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Children and Volunteers whose lives have been forever changed by the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation.
2. Typically includes music, feast, a big splash and more. Must be fun! Beach Chic attire
A Mid-century Dream Home You Won’t Want To Miss
Magic moments of music, art and dining under the stars…and maybe a star or two!
When: Saturday, May 19
Where: The Whitehead Home
1130 Ronda Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Time: 7:00 pm
13th Annual Surf Festival
Over 100 surfers, from groms to pros, participated in the 13th Annual Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta on Sunday at 40th Street in Manhattan Beach. Scoring was based on averaging the best rides by each surfer on the five-member teams. The surf was small and fast, but an offshore wind created plenty of opportunities for fun rides. Sponsors included the LA Kings and Fresh Brothers Pizza, who provided lunch. The Jimmy Miller Foundation provides ocean therapy for the physically and mentally ill, including military veterans. The therapy includes surf lessons for wounded veterans from the Veteran’s Hospital in West Los Angeles and at Camp Pendleton.
Easy Reader Article by Kevin Cody
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by Ryan McDonald
Rough waters and overhead surf didn’t stop a group of military veterans from throwing themselves into the waves of El Porto this week, thanks to the Jimmy Miller Foundation and an assist from the Los Angeles Kings.
The foundation hosted veterans from the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital Groups Monday for a morning of ocean therapy. Instructors from Camp Surf provided tips on technique and kept the vets safe, while a pre-surf yoga session from Yoga Glo got everyone warmed up.
The foundation, named for a beloved local lifeguard and surf instructor who lost his life to mental illness in 2004, is devoted to ocean therapy. It has been a pioneer in using surfing to assist veterans and active-duty soldiers deal with the rigors of combat and helping them prepare to return to civilian life. The foundation hosts events throughout the year in the South Bay and at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.
“The idea that the ocean could heal us was not really talked about at the time,” said Kris Primacio, ocean therapy coordinator for the foundation. “Thirteen years later, we are still thriving.”
Such a great day!
Thanks to all who attended , it was a super fun event! The waves were great and there was plenty of fun to be had by all!
Lots of pics on Facebook for all to see and save. If you want a full resolution version of any pics, here are those that Steve Gaffney took.
You can download the entire zip folder of pics.
(Here is a new article from GrindTV.com in which Sephan discusses his experience with JMMF)
STEPHAN JENKINS donated time this week to the JIMMY MILLER FOUNDATION at CAMP PENDLETON in SAN DIEGO, where a number of wounded, ill or injured MARINES attached to the WOUNDED WARRIOR BATALLION were hosted. For each “Ocean Therapy” session, there is a discussion about a theme related to trauma and recovery and how it relates to the ocean. After the discussion there is a 90-minute surf session followed by a closing circle. JENKINS spent the morning teaching MARINES how to surf, and in essence sharing his love for a sport that has provided him with so much personal joy over the years.
“Surfing is foundational to my life. Still it doesn’t feel complete until I share it with others,” JENKINS said. “Sharing it with service members who have carried their trauma home and seeing what it does for them completes it for me. There is no place I would have rather spent my birthday.” For more information on “Ocean Therapy” and THE JIMMY MILLER FOUNDATION, check out its official homepage jimmymillerfoundation.org.
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