Video: Special Needs Students Enjoy Time Out on PWC


A heartwarming video posted on the NBN News website shows and tells the story of some extremely stoked special needs kids and the Jet Trek group. It’s cool to see many of the participants move from fear to elation after a fun ride.

The video is a piece from the annual Variety Jet Trek, which is a long distance PWC ride along hundreds of miles of Australia’s coastline. The ride is a massive fundraising event for Aussie kids in need, whether sick, disadvantaged, or have special needs in order to live. This was also the launch of a new program called “Sea of Smiles” from the children’s charity, Variety.

The Jet Trek riders and kids met in Port Macquarie so the children could catch a few rides with the riders on sit down personal watercraft. It was a rainy day, however that didn’t stop the event. Once the kids were equipped with PFD’s, they were placed on the skis with one or two experienced riders and taken out. Some of the children were scared when initially underway. Upon return, fist pumps, thumbs up, and laughter all around were seen and heard! A young lady named Kimberly even came back for a second ride because she was so excited.

115 skis were present this year. Throughout the years, Variety Jet Trek has raised 1.7 million dollars to help families in need! That’s an amazing accomplishment. The “Sea of Smiles” event was held on March 22 this year. Variety Jet Trek looks forward to continue raising funds to help kids reach their full potential. Good stuff! To watch the video click the link to NBN’s website HERE.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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