Down at the Dock Fishing Derby on September 16th, 2023
Jacksonville Marine Charities and The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament are proud to announce our continued partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, Inc. Together we have created an event for their members to participate in-the “Down at The Dock Fishing Derby”. This fishing derby gives individuals the opportunity to experience the excitement of fishing and the chance to enjoy the wonderful outdoor environment that we have in N. Fla. The derby includes breakfast snack and fishing on the docks at Sisters Creek Park. We then move to the tent for a hot dog lunch.. The GJKT and JMC once again look forward to this event as we continue to serve our community. We support the DSAJ and hope you will too.
The following is a short bio on the DSAJ and some of the services they provide.
The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville Inc. was established in 1989 as a non-profit to serve families with individuals who have Down syndrome. Since that time they have grown from meeting at kitchen tables to hosting events and activities on a weekly basis throughout the community. They are committed to helping people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential, while working to create a community that is educated, supportive, and inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome. The DSAJ also serves all ages-from birth through adult. They currently serve five counties and partner with twelve agencies that serve families by way of Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Computer Tutoring. Outside of services, they offer many programs, including a wellness/fitness program that offers basketball, soccer, cheerleading and weight management. The DSAJ provides many educational opportunities for families, educators and medical professionals. Monthly socials for each age group are a definite plus for members. It not only offers fun and relationship building but also respite for the caregiver. The DSAJ supports the On-Campus Transition Program at UNF as well as summer camp at North Florida School of Special Education. We are pleased to partner with the GJKT in this event. To learn more about the DSAJ visit their website at www.dsaj.org or you may contact them@ 904-353-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.