Seize the Wave!

SAVE THE DATE: July 23, 2024

Seize the Wave is a special surf instruction event brought to you through a collaboration between Epilepsy Services of NJ and Paul’s Purple Warriors.

Event Information

Date: July 23, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Sea Isle City, Cape May County at 37th street beach.  

This event will allow 35 registered attendees to participate in instructional surf lessons provided by our partners, the Heritage Surf Shop and Tass Home Remodeling. The surf lessons will start on the beach and then each participant will go out into the ocean with a surfer.

Sponsorship Levels

$2,500 Heritage Sponsor:

Sponsor’s name and logo on Seize the Wave event main page as the Heritage Sponsor. The sponsor receives a standard exhibitor set up with a table and chairs. We encourage exhibitors to bring a company logo tablecloth. Your promotional items are permitted at your table. Sponsor’s logo on the Schedule of Events.

$1,500 Tass Sponsor:

The Sponsor’s name and logo are listed on our website as the Tass Sponsor.  Sponsor’s name and logo on Seize the Wave event main page as the Tass Sponsor. The sponsor receives a standard exhibitor set up with a table and chairs. We encourage exhibitors to bring a company logo tablecloth. Your promotional items are permitted at your table. Sponsor’s logo on the Schedule of Events.

$1,000 T-Shirt Sponsor:

This sponsorship includes the company name on all event collateral, the company name on the event t-shirt, and a listing on the Epilepsy Services of NJ website with a link to your site. Sponsor’s logo on Schedule of Events. 

$650 Exhibitor:

Standard vendor exhibitor table set up with table and chairs. Your promotional items are permitted at your table. We encourage exhibitors to bring a company logo tablecloth. Sponsor’s logo on Schedule of Events.

$500 Food Sponsor:

Sponsor’s logo on Schedule of Events.

Contact us at [email protected] or call 800-336-5843.

 

Surfer Registration

Attendee & Sponsor Registration

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About Paul’s Purple Warriors and Epilepsy Services of New Jersy

Epilepsy Services of New Jersey, an affiliate of The Family Resource Network, is a state-wide, non-profit charitable agency dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life for people affected by epilepsy and their loved ones. ESNJ provides comprehensive support, personalized services, and advocacy for individuals and their families in order to maximize their participation in society.

Paul’s Purple Warriors’ mission is to promote epilepsy education and awareness and to provide financial assistance to the families of children with epilepsy.  Paul’s Purple Warriors NJ was founded on the premise of protecting students by creating a safe school environment through staff training.

ESNJ and Paul’s Purple Warriors: Partners and Advocates for Paul’s Law

Paul’s Law, enacted January 9, 2020, requires New Jersey school districts to have individualized seizure action plans for each student with epilepsy or other seizure disorders. School personnel are required to take seizure first aid and safety training. This in an online course which and be taken through Epilepsy Services of NJ at https://epilepsyservicenj.org  Knowledge is key to our students’ safety. Through Paul’s Law we can spread awareness about how to protect students in the event they have a seizure at school.

Paul’s Purple Warriors NJ is committed to education, awareness, and safety for children with epilepsy. The Seize The Wave event was envisioned with these core values in mind. Children with Epilepsy across the nation want to live typical lives and access the same opportunities as their peers. However, unfortunately, this isn’t always easy to accomplish without education, awareness, and safety about seizure disorders. Seize The Wave will give children the opportunity to have surf lessons by providing the necessary safeguards required while spreading education and awareness to the general public.

Paul St. Pierre is a 16-year-old, 11th grade student at Eastern Regional High School.  He resides in Maple Shade NJ. with his mom Colleen.  Paul enjoys playing golf and basketball.  He loves to watch football on Sundays.  He is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the 76ers. He was diagnosed with Epilepsy in February of 2019, after 2 months of various doctors’ appointments. In April 2019, Paul and his mom met an epilepsy advocate Shari Dudo on Facebook who was working in Texas to create seizure safe schools. She encouraged Paul to advocate for seizure safe schools in NJ. Then Paul and his mom met with Andrea Racioppi and Liza Gundell from the Epilepsy Alliance of New Jersey and they joined forces on this endeavor. In June, Paul met with Senator James Beach to request a bill and Senator Beach loved the idea.  By January, Paul’s Law passed through the house and the senate unanimously and was signed by Governor Murphy. Paul  and Colleen now have a second bill, in the works for Seizure Safe Signs in workplaces.

Colleen Quinn is Paul St. Pierre’s mom.  She has worked with children and adults with autism and other disabilities for the last 30 years in a variety of capacities for both private and public schools. She received her B.A. from Rutgers and is a certified CPI instructor.  She spends her time with Paul and her close friends.  She enjoys art, golf, boating, and camping.  Since Paul’s diagnosis in 2019, she has worked tirelessly to help create Paul’s law.  She has become a dedicated fundraiser and epilepsy advocate, meeting with legislators on the state and national level to discuss legislation related to epilepsy.  She formed Paul’s Purple Warriors NJ., which is a nonprofit s in New Jersey for epilepsy education and awareness.  She also manages a Facebook group National Advocates for Seizure Safe Schools to assist other advocates in pursuit of seizure safe schools in various states across America.

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