November 2022        


What Are You Thankful For?


Watersport Campers each take the helm!

Seaworthy Transitions having fun

Watersport Campers put up a Sail


Shake-A-Leg Miami is able to provide access to the water to the entire community of all abilities with thanks to donors like you. It's as easy as a click of the button.


Thankful for Your Donations

Thanks to you, we were able to exceed our Give Miami Day fundraising goal of $100,000!


Your support and generosity will help children access the water all year long, students with disabilities learn skills for employment, give veterans a sense of community on the water, bring joy to families with a disability, help Shake-A-Leg to continue to bring safe, accessible water access to the entire community and so much more. 


Thankful for the next 25 years


In a unanimous vote last Thursday, the City of Miami Commissioners chose to extend the Shake-A-Leg Miami license agreement for the next 25 years. Above a video from basketball superstar, Alonzo Mourning, was one of many who spoke on behalf of Shake-A-Leg Miami at the meeting. We were humbled by the stories of our family and friends during this meeting and thankful to them, the City of Miami commissioners and administration to be given the opportunity to continue to serve the community with inclusive access to Biscayne Bay.


Celebrating Our Veterans with a Special Bay Day on November 13, 2022

Thanks for Honoring Our Veterans on Bay Day

Thank you for joining us in making November's Bay Day extra special in honor of our Veteran Community.


On Sunday Nov 13th Shake a Leg Miami (SALM) and Students Offering Support (SOS) hosted Veterans with or without disabilities Day on the Bay thanking Veterans and family members for their service. Over 100 Veterans, Family, and Volunteers, participated in sailing, kayaking, boat rides, and guest speaker presentations.


Veterans Bay Day was the official launch of all our Veteran programing, including: 


 adaptive sailing

adaptive paddle


boat building


If any of these programs interest you or a veteran you know, please click the link below:



Seaworthy Transitions Vocational Program

The Seaworthy Transitions vocational program is hosting young adults with disabilities during the academic year. The group experiences watersport in the morning and gains professional skills working a variety of locations from hospitality to boat building. The Seaworthy Transition program gives young adults with a disability the opportunity to learn professional skills in a marine environment mixed with fun and freeing access to the water via fully accessible kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats and safety boats.  Have someone you think might benefit from this program? We'd love to meet them! Sign up HERE!


Shake-A-Leg Miami is able to serve the community because of your support. Consider making a donation that will improve the lives of youth, families with a disability and veterans. No amount is too small.


Children who attend the three-day camp follow the Spirit of America curriculum for water safety and boat operations

Watersport Youth Camps During School Breaks

Students from all over the City of Miami as well as Miami Dade County are attending Shake-A-Leg Miami for three days of watersports safety training in partnership of Spirit of America. Students learned the basics in water safety, sailing, paddle, and power boating. Youth who participated in this camp leave with a certificate from Spirit of America and credentials from the Florida Boating Course. Sound fun? 


You're Invited

The U.S. Coast Guard Hanger 90th Anniversary celebration on December 10 celebration will be a Bay Day from 10-2 with special guest speakers from 12:00. Join us for a boat ride, sail, kayak or paddle board, food, music and speaking engagements from very special guests. You won't want to miss this!


Looking forward...

  • November 29  Giving Tuesday is another chance to support the shake HERE
  • December 4   Registered Volunteer Orientation 12pm, Pre-Register HERE
  • December 10   U.S. Coast Guard Hanger 90th Anniversary Celebration 
  • December 13   Bacardi invitational sailing Regatta

  • December 26-30  Orange Bowl Youth Regatta



In Memory of: Alan Fiske, Lance Hendricks and Barbara Rusetta

These founding members contributed to shaping the organization we are proud to have today. They are role models we aspire to live up to and their memory will live on in Shake-A-Leg. 


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Family Sail

Come out for a sail and bring your family! We have all been stuck at home long enough, including those with disabilities. Outings are scheduled on an ongoing basis that provide a healthy, wholesome activity for all. 


Veterans Program

We serve those who served us! We encourage all veterans to come down and sail, fish, and engage in community service. Veterans with disabilities are welcome. 


Vocational Program

Our vocational program is offered to veterans and people with disabilities who want to build their professional skills relating to boat-building, maintenance & repair, and brokerage. 


Mentors & Mentors In Training

Our mentor program is offered to students in middle through high school. During the academic year, these mentors gain the skills and certifications to be young leaders as a part of summer camp.


You Can Make a Difference Today


Join us as we build boats, friendships, and dreams. Thanks to donors like you, we make it possible to provide a safe and inclusive environment for people with disabilities, veterans and their families.


Thank you to our major sponsors and everyone who contributes. You are making it possible to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Below is a list of major donors who have contributed over $10,000.



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