Entering its sixteenth year, New Jersey’s Shore Dreams for Kids event—a much-needed and appreciated day of powerboat rides, carnival fun and food for mentally and physically challenged children and adults, as well as their families—needs volunteers to staff the July 14 happening. The organizers are looking for help on the docks at Seaside Heights Marina and the adjacent field that hosts the off-the-water activities.
Boats and their owners/drivers also are still needed to provide rides for the participants.
Volunteers are essential to the success of Shore Dreams for Kids. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.
“Putting smiles on the kids’ faces, that’s the best part,” said Mike Jurusz, a chef and restaurant owner who has given boat rides during Shore Dreams for the past eight years, in a speedonthewater.com article after the 2017 event. “It’s priceless. You can’t buy that feeling.
While the organizers welcome volunteers willing to stay throughout the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., those willing to help out can choose from 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. time slots.