Junior Seau sports foundation commits to adaptive surfers

Apr 8, 2016 12:41 PM by News Staff

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The late Junior Seau's sports foundation has donated $250,000 for an adaptive surfer program for children with physical disabilities.

Thursday's donation will be used by the Challenged Athletes Foundation in San Diego to buy surfboards, beach wheelchairs, along with a custom trailer to carry that equipment. Coaching and travel grants for children's surf camps and clinics will also help the kids.

The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1S0BdGP) says the first camp will be held on July 9 in Encinitas.

CAF officials say they hope the sport grows around the world and becomes part of the Paralympic Games.

Seau set up his foundation 20 years ago. During that time it has donated over $4 million to various programs.

In 2012, at the age of 43, the former NFL star committed suicide.

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