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4th Annual Dyslexia Experience & Gala: The Surfers

The Experience

Typhoon Lagoon

Friday, October 20, 2023

6PM – 10PM

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
1145 E Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, FL 32830

The Experience takes place at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and is a family-friendly event that is ALL about the dyslexic strength of surfing! With the help of some fellow professional and kiddo surfers, get ready to learn how to surf, have fun trying or just enjoy watching. This night will include dinner, drinks, photo opportunities, beach games, open swim in Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, access to Miss Adventure Falls, and inspiring stories of kiddos!

The Gala

CAnvas event center

Saturday, October 21, 2023

6PM – 11PM

Canvas Event Venue
1401 Florida Mall Ave., Orlando, FL 32809

This adult-only event will feature an immersive experience along with our incredible silent & live auction, 3-course dining experience, appearance and story from pro surfer, CJ Hobgood, and dancing the night away at the after party! You will learn more about RCF’s mission and impact over the last year and what we are focused on achieving in the years to come.

CJ Hobgood
CJ Hobgood
CJ Hobgood

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Harper Family Charitable Foundation





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Watersports Showcase

4th Annual Dyslexia Experience & Gala: The Surfers Watersports Showcase

Each year we honor the talents of dyslexic kiddos, adults and professionals who embody the theme for our October Experience & Gala. This year we are inviting YOU to share your photos and/or videos of you showcasing your skills in water activities, including, but not limited to: surfing, boogie boarding, body-surfing, tubing, skim-boarding, waterskating, wakeboarding, sand art, sand castles, pool activities, water skiing…You name it – we will accept it. If you are dyslexic and you love to express yourself through art instead, we are also accepting photographs of artwork related to all of the above! Submissions will be put into a comprehensive video that will be shown at our 4th Annual Dyslexia Experience & Gala, on our website and our social media channels.

To be included, please first sign the video release form and then upload the footage to the Dropbox link below (the Dropbox link will ask you for your name and email. Please have it match the same name that is on the video release form. If you are already signed into Dropbox, then the information will auto-fill with the email and name you use for your Dropbox account. Again, please try to make sure the video release form and that information match so we can identify your footage with the video release form). Thank you so much!