Adam Webster Memorial Fund

 
Adam Webster

Adam Webster

 
 

Since 1999, O'Neill Sea Odyssey has served 700 youth with special needs through the Adam Webster Memorial Fund. Co-founded by Tom and Judy Webster in memory of their son, the fund celebrates the unique and stimulating experience the ocean provided Adam while sailing, and provides this to other individuals with special needs through OSO's program. In 2009, the Special Parents Information Network (SPIN), a non-profit organization that assists the families of, and care providers for, special needs children, recognized the Adam Webster Memorial Fund for its achievements and awarded Tom and Judy with its “Community Spinners Lucky 8 Award." The Websters also received resolutions from US Representative Sam Farr, State Senator Joe Simitian, and a joint resolution from Assemblymembers Anna Cabarello and Bill Monning.

 
With Tom & Judy Webster (center) are (left to right):  Superior Court Judge candidate John Gallagher, SPIN Executive Director Cece Pinheiro, SPIN Board Chair Ken Kulpa, Maureen McCarty of State Senator Joe Simitian's office, and State Assemblymember Bill Monning.

With Tom & Judy Webster (center) are (left to right):  Superior Court Judge candidate John Gallagher, SPIN Executive Director Cece Pinheiro, SPIN Board Chair Ken Kulpa, Maureen McCarty of State Senator Joe Simitian's office, and State Assemblymember Bill Monning.

Our classroom is full of students who have very special gifts. These gifts are mostly present in their smiles. Their faces tell the story and their story brightens every heart that comes close.
— Tom Simpkins, Special Education Teacher, Scotts Valley
 

Santa Cruz County Office of Education class aboard the Team O'Neill catamaran, with a follow-up lesson in marine biology. Support provided by the Adam Webster Memorial Fund and film produced by Julie Pollack.

 
 
 
 
 

Please join O'Neill Sea Odyssey on August 31, 2017, from 5-7 PM, for our Adam Webster Memorial Fund reception at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres, and an update on the success and future plans for the program. Admission is free but we request that guests RSVP to Dan Haifley, dhaifley@oneillseaodyssey.org, by August 24.

 
Adam Steckley