Wheelchairs 4 Kids and The Clearwater Marine Aquarium Host Party for Physically Challenged Kids


Clearwater, FL –  Wheelchairs 4 Kids held their seventh annual “Wheely Winter Christmas Party on Dec. 14th at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  The event was sponsored by TECO energy. 

The event was attended by 35 children and their families for a total of 127 people.  The families were treated to dinner by Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill or pizza from Extreme Pizza at the Aquarium.     

Madeline Robinson, executive director of Wheelchairs 4 Kids, is thankful for the tremendous support from so many organizations coming together to make this event so special.  “It is amazing what can happen when charities and businesses work together for a common good.”  David Yates, Executive Director of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium agrees, “We are honored to host the Wheelchairs 4 Kids families at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  Their work of inspiring kids is exactly what Winter’s story is designed to do.”  The stars of Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 put on quite a show for the kids.  Four children were invited down to meet the stars in person!

Santa and Mrs. Claus took time out of their busy schedule to drop by and visit.  They even brought toys for all of the boys and girls.  The look on the kids’ faces when they came around the corner were magical!

Special thanks to TECO Energy, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Shephard’s Beach Resort, Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, Winn Dixie, Team Farrell and Photos by J. David.