Filta is Honored to Sponsor The Oceans of Hope Foundation
Filta participated with The Oceans of Hope Foundation at several events in 2015 as volunteers and through donations. We are proud to announce our elevated commitment as a 2016 Surf Series Sponsor.
As a “Mavericks” level corporate sponsor our financial support and continued participation will aid The Oceans of Hope Foundation unlock the barriers that exist for individuals that have difficulty traversing the world of sun, sand, wind, and water. By introducing individuals with limited mobility to adaptive surfing. Oceans of Hope Foundation enables them to regain the feeling of being in the water and to ultimately rise above their perceived limitations and ride a wave!
Our Filta Corporate Office staff was inspired by the organization through our own, Danny Paltjon – Inside Sales Representative (part-time). For those who do not know Danny personally, On May 1, 2003, he sustained a serious spinal cord injury while playing in a Men’s softball game. Previously an avid outdoorsman and athlete, he was unprepared to face his “new life” limited to a wheelchair. After years of therapy, Danny sought to recapture his adventurous spirit and realized that anything is possible with determination and the help of others.
In light of this, Danny started a non-profit organization called Oceans of Hope Foundation. It was established to offer individuals who are physically or mentally challenged, the opportunity to get into the ocean water and experience the joy of riding ocean waves. The mission statement of Oceans of Hope is simple: To provide safe, secure and competent support of access to outdoor recreation resources for those who are physically or mentally challenged, which will instill a sense of personal self-confidence, self-reliance and hope.