URI surf therapy program heads down under

The Westerly Sun on Jul 18, 2016

URI surf therapy program heads down under

Surf’s up, mate. In a few days, Kelli Hingerton will be teaching children with disabilities how to hang 10 in Australia. Hingerton, a 21-year-old graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, will launch a surf therapy program for students at the Darnanup Primary School and three other nearby schools in South Bunbury, a coastal town in the western part of the country.

“This is my dream,’’ says Hingerton. “Surfing has always been a part of my life. To be able to share that passion with children across the world is exciting.’’