Junior Auxiliary - Beach Day at the Wheel Way
GULFPORT, MS, January 9, 2019 – On Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport will host “Beach Day at the Wheel Way” in partnership with USM Gulf Park’s Institute for Disability Studies and the city of Long Beach. The Wheel Way, which is located in Long Beach, MS, between Steve’s Marina and Simpson Pier on the westside of the Long Beach Harbor, was made available through a legacy fund sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport.
In August, 2018, Junior Auxiliary provided funding for the handicap beach access from Highway 90 to the water for individuals constrained to wheelchairs. The Wheel Way, as it has come to be known, provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to access the beach in a safe and comfortable way.
In celebration of National Disabilities Awareness Month, in partnership with USM Gulf Park’s Institute for Disability Studies and the City of Long Beach, individuals with special needs and their families are invited to participate in the free event.
Selena Rogers, Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport Provisional 2019 Class President, says of JA’s Legacy Project, “I am so proud to be able to bring this event to our community and to be part of an organization such as Junior Auxiliary that is leaving a mark on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I was there when we celebrated the opening of the Wheel Way and saw first-hand how this project allowed an individual to put their feet in the sand for the very first time. It was exciting and overwhelming.”
For more information about Beach Day at the Wheel Way you can email email@example.com or follow Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport on Facebook.
About The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport: Founded in 1948, believes that caring for a child today makes an important difference, not only at that moment in a child’s life, but for the future. This belief has been the driving force behind the efforts of the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport since its founding 67 years ago. The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport is honored to serve children and their
families in Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport and other areas of Harrison County, Mississippi. During the 2017-2018 service year, our volunteer members served nearly 13,000 children and their families.