SOUL SURFER: A Day with Bethany Hamilton
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lunch Event

Victoria Country Club
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Bethany Hamilton's life story is told in the bestselling book and feature film, Soul Surfer. The film starred Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt as Tom and Cheri Hamilton, and Anna Sophia Robb as Bethany. A luncheon hosted at the Victoria Country Club, located at 14 Spring Creek Rd, Victoria, TX 77904, will provide parents as well as children an opportunity to hear Bethany's story from her motherís point of view. Additionally, Bethany will be answering questions and signing autographs at the end of the luncheon.

Evening Event

Faith Family Church
7:00 p.m.
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Later that evening, Bethany will tell her story at Faith Family Church; located at 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane Victoria, TX 77904 at 7:00 p.m. Bethanyís presence is an incredible opportunity for Victorians to listen to her inspirational story of overcoming a seemingly impossible obstacle. Her story serves as encouragement for people of all ages and in all walks of life.

An autographed surfboard will be raffled off at Faith Family Church; tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the event. T-shirts and other items will also be sold at both speaking events.

Who Is Bethany Hamilton?

Bethany has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith and hope. Born into a family of surfers, Bethany jumped on the board at a young age and developed her own passion for the sport. On Halloween morning 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark, which bit off her left arm and seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. After losing more than 60% of her blood and undergoing several surgeries, Bethany began her recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and just over a year later she won her first National title. In 2007, Bethany realized her dream and turned pro. Bethany has since participated in numerous Association of Surfing Professionals and World Tour Events with her major highlight being a second place finish in the ASP 2009 World Junior Championships. "It has been an incredible journey for me and now, I'm just so excited to share it!" says Bethany. Bethany's story has been made into a film, Soul Surfer, which debuted as a major theatrical release in 2011. Now as a professional surfer, Christian, philanthropist, and healthy lifestyle advocate, Bethany continues to touch and inspire lives globally.

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