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Grommet Island Park

100 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451

757-385-1100

Region: Oceanfront South (1-10), Virginia Beach

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Grommet Island Park is no regular beach park. In fact it is America’s first 100% handicap accessible park to make certain that every”BODY” can enjoy the beach. The inspiration for this state-of-the art park came from the personal struggles the Thompson family had regarding their son Josh Thompson. Josh a young surfer from Virginia Beach who in late 2006 at the age of 33 was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. When his family went to the beach, Josh always stayed behind. Josh’s father, Bruce Thompson figured this nightmare must have been plaguing many disabled folks all over the world.

So now it is a reality in Virginia Beach. This way every"BODY" can enjoy the beach. It's also one of the best beach parks for kids and is a hit with families from all over.

This playground on the beach is great for kids! Let them play while you enjoy the rest!

5 of 5 Stars
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Thursday December 5th, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

Thank you Rose and Wimbledon Foundation!Thanks to the Rose and Womble Foundation for their generous gift to the YMCA JT's Camp Grom! We can't wait to serve even more kids in 2020 🤙🏿🤙🤙🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Rose and Wimbledon Foundation!

Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation would be honored if you would consider donating to our cause this Giving Tuesday.

It has been our mission since inception to find a cure for ALS and through events like the JT Walk & Beach Party we have been able to donate millions to ALS research.

Can you help us find a cure? Donations will be accepted at www.jtwalk.org.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support!
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The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation would be honored if you would consider donating to our cause this Giving Tuesday. It has been our mission since inception to find a cure for ALS and through events like the JT Walk & Beach Party we have been able to donate millions to ALS research. Can you help us find a cure? Donations will be accepted at www.jtwalk.org. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

Thursday November 28th, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation would like to express our sincere appreciation for your loyalty and generosity throughout this year! May your thanksgiving be filled with many blessings and joy. We are truly grateful for each and every one of you! ... See MoreSee Less

The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation would like to express our sincere appreciation for your loyalty and generosity throughout this year! May your thanksgiving be filled with many blessings and joy. We are truly grateful for each and every one of you!

Tuesday November 26th, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

Please consider donating to the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation through www.jtwalk.org on GivingTuesday!

We are truly grateful for your continued support of our organization! It has been our vision to provide the JT Walk platform to engage the community, inspire inclusion, entertain, and pursue the mission to Stomp Out ALS!

Thank you!
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Please consider donating to the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation through www.jtwalk.org on GivingTuesday! We are truly grateful for your continued support of our organization! It has been our vision to provide the JT Walk platform to engage the community, inspire inclusion, entertain, and pursue the mission to Stomp Out ALS! Thank you!

Thursday November 14th, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

Our hearts and prayers are with you, Eric & Amanda. #AXEALS ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday November 12th, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

Congrats to Scott Taylor, VGF Board Chairman, who was honored today for his dedication to serving our community! You are well deserving of the title of “Outstanding Emerging Philanthropic Leader”! Thank you, AFP - Hampton Roads, for bestowing this honor on Scott! ... See MoreSee Less

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Very humbling day today. A heart felt thank you to everyone who’s inspired, assisted, and partnered with me and the organizations I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved with over the years. Here’s to many more years of promoting non-profits and the selfless work they do to impact the local community.

Congratulations Scott👏. Such a well deserved honor💞

Congratulations Scott!

Monday November 11th, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

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Wednesday November 6th, 2019

Virginia Gentlemen

"Dear Camp Grom,

Thank you for inviting me to your Swim with Santa event on December 21st, we can't wait to visit! Mrs. Claus has a special place in her heart for those with differing abilities, Gold Star Families and Wounded Veterans; so she is especially excited to get into the pool. We will see you then, hope all of your visitors made it onto the 'nice' list this year!

Love,

Santa Claus
999 Christmas Tree Lane
North Pole 34567"
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The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation would be honored if you would consider donating to our cause this Giving Tuesday. It has been our mission since inception to find a cure for ALS and through events like the JT Walk & Beach Party we have been able to donate millions to ALS research. Can you help us find a cure? Donations will be accepted at www.jtwalk.org. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!
The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation would like to express our sincere appreciation for your loyalty and generosity throughout this year! May your thanksgiving be filled with many blessings and joy. We are truly grateful for each and every one of you!
Please consider donating to the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation through www.jtwalk.org on GivingTuesday! We are truly grateful for your continued support of our organization! It has been our vision to provide the JT Walk platform to engage the community, inspire inclusion, entertain, and pursue the mission to Stomp Out ALS! Thank you!
What an honor to be a beneficiary at the Virginia Bourbon Invitational! Come find our table and enter the raffle for a chance to win these custom corn hole boards!
What an honor to be a beneficiary at the Virginia Bourbon Invitational! Come find our table and enter the raffle for a chance to win these custom corn hole boards!
Never Forget.
Happy Selfie Day! Love, JT
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy.
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