In May 2013, I was brought out to Jacksonville Beach, Florida, for the Never Quit event. what a great event!
The mission of Never Quit Never is to educate the community on how to avoid Brain Bleeds, Stroke and Heart Disease through healthy life choices and encourage everyone to take on a Never Quit attitude and live life to its fullest. The Never Quit Event is based on these 5 principles:
Faith & Wellness: Encouraging people to live a purpose driven life.
Family: A day of great fun for everyone to come together.
Healthy lifestyle: Healthy foods, challenging physical activities, and preventative health check-ups.
Our Armed Services: Honoring the spirited people who both support and serve our country
Take on a NEVER QUIT approach to Life: No matter what life throws at you, a NEVER QUIT attitude will allow you to finish life’s race.
It was truly a fun event to participate in! I spoke two nights before showings of my film Soul Surfer, and my fiancee Adam came up to say a few words! My foundation, Friends of Bethany Hamilton, which reaches out to shark attack survivors and amputees, had a booth at the event and sold t-shirts that embodied the never quit attitude, saying “Can’t Keep Me Out Of The Water.” The main challenges at Never Quit were some fun active competitions! I was glad to race in the Trident: a 5k run + 500meter swim + 1 1/2 mile paddle. I did the Trident with Lt. Brad Snyder who lost his sight in Afghanistan. I was his eyes as we did the Trident; it was a lot of fun! Later that day Brad and Adam did a total MANly event called the Warrior Challenge!
Florida residents should attend this event next year, it’s quite special!