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Largest event for people with disabilities held

Posted at 11:00 AM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 11:00:35-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. --  Big crowds turned out in Boca Raton for the country's largest free event for people with disabilities.

The 8th Annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities is going on at Spanish River Park.

There will be boating and sports activities designed to empower, to show that a disability doesn't have to hold you back.

"It's been life-changing for so many, who've never gone on a boat ride," said Lowell Van Vechten, a co-organizer of the event. "And it's the passion of showing them go outside, enjoy all that this beautiful community has to offer

Some of the activities include boat rides aboard 20 yachts, live music, wheelchair basketball, a Kids Fun Zone, dancing, photo booths, and plenty food.

More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the event, known as The Bash.

It's from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spanish River Park, 3001 North Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton.

Admission is free.