It has recently been scientifically proven that boating and being near water brings therapeutic healing powers to those affected by PTSD and other emotional and mental ailments. Athletes for Children provides access to boating and water activities to those suffering including children and their caregivers.
We have partnered with several local companies to provide a free day of a relaxed boating experience for those families going through life challenges.
Lake Lanier (officially Lake Sidney Lanier) is a reservoir in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956, and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. The lake encompasses 38,000 acres (150 km2) or 59 square miles (150 km2) of water, and 692 miles (1,114 km) of shoreline at normal level, a "full pool" of 1,071 feet (326 m) above mean sea level. Named for American poet Sidney Lanier, it was built and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and water supplies. It is patrolled by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR), as well as local law enforcement.
With our Equine Therapy Center being on Lake Lanier, we have a large amount of access points to the lake, providing multiple offers of water activities to children and their caregivers.