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SAVE THE DATE! On January 21, 2017, Makapo Aquatics will host our 2017 Kickoff Party. We’re expanding our programs to include all levels of ability and interest. We’re not just a paddling team anymore! Come learn how Makapo can help those who are blind and their families live an active lifestyle and enjoy the unique aspects of the Polynesian paddling culture. More info to come!

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The Makapo Aquatics Project’s is an Orange County based group that provides recreational therapy to the blind and visually impaired using outrigger paddling as the main activity. Makapo aims to provide programs that are safe and appropriate for a wide range of abilities and interest levels. Participants are members of the blind and visually impaired community, their family, and friends. By addressing the physical and emotional needs of participants and encouraging the adoption of an active lifestyle, Makapo seeks to make a positive impact on the quality of life of every participant.

The majority of Makapo’s programs are held at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach, CA.  These programs cater to all levels of fitness providing opportunities for both recreational and competitive paddling.

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Many of the services Makapo provides are at little or no cost to our blind participants.  Please help us continue to  change the lives of our paddlers and family by making a contribution .

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