Special Olympics Hawaii held their annual event Over The Edge, a fundraiser for their athlete program. Each entrant must raise a minimum $1000 that will fund a single athletes sports program for one year.
This year I returned to sponsor this great cause and rappelled 40 stories down The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Waikiki. Last I set the record at 300 ft and by becoming the first and only chair user to do such a feat in Hawaii. This year I was able to break that record by adding an additional 100 ft.
And if that wasnt enough, rather than landing on an open area like everyone else we came in sideways through a balcony to avoid hoofing it up a few flights of narrow scaffolding stairs. Extreme all the way!
I’d like to thank all who supported me in this beautiful event. It was a great success! Aloha – Damon
Another great day was had at Manawale’a Riding Center for some therapeutic horseback riding. Manawale’a will work with children of all ages regardless of mental or physical challenges and are able to accommodate large or small groups.
Depending on a riders experience and comfort, a beautiful trail ride is offered which includes exercises to help with balance and coordination.
Heres video we took of doing this. Also check out the video of the safe and comfortable hoyer lift used to assist with transferring on and off their horses. Aloha
VIDEO: Trail Ride
VIDEO: Horse Transfer with Lift