SUDS 10 Year Anniversary Gala Great Success !!!
SUDS celebrated its 10 years of service to our nations wounded heroes in style at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on October14, 2016. The Gala hosted several of the SUDS divers who were flown in to join in the celebration and dive that morning with SEA Experience, Ft Lauderdale. The event was a huge success due to the ongoing assistance of all the volunteers and SUDS supporters over the years. All the proceeds of the evenings event will be used for future SCUBA diving trips for our nations wounded or ill service members.
The success of the event would not have been possible with the generous support of the evenings sponsors:
SDI (SCUBA Diving International )
Dan and Cindy Howard, DJ SCUBA
Bill Cole, Sea Experience Ft Lauderdale
Miami Boat Show
James and Nikki Smith
Thanks to all those who made donations for the event’s Auction and Raffle and to the Fabulous Fleetwoods for the entertainment, our MC Captain Lee of “Below Deck”and the support provided by Ginny Fujino of Blacktie-South Florida . Also a very special thanks to our very special guest Lt. Col. Richard M. Doezema USMC ( Ret) who served in WWII and the Korean War.
SUDS a 501c3 program that originated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center designed to help improve the lives of wounded or ill service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program has grown to many other military hospitals over the years. By training the warriors in a challenging and rewarding activity such as SCUBA, it can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and promote mobility. Offering this program provides the warrior with a sport they can enjoy during their rehabilitation and throughout their life.
For more information you can go to our website at www.sudsdiving.org