GARLAND – The first day of summer means one thing – swimming! This is especially the case for kids.
North Texas waterpark, Hawaiian Falls, made the summer solstice more special for some special needs kids.
The waterpark opened early Saturday to give children and their families VIP access. All five locations in North Texas called it ‘Champions Day.’
From 8:30a.m. to 10:30a.m., the parks were theirs to roam. When doors opened to the public, the special guests of honor were allowed to stay and keep the party going.
“We’re hoping to serve at least two-three thousand Champions and their family and friends,” Clint Hill of Hawaiian Falls Waterpark said.
The best thing about it all is that it was free for Champions, and five dollars for family members.
More importantly, the children and their families were able to come together, soak in the sun, and start the summer off right.
“They have a heart,” Donnie Vacanti said. Vacanti is the father of a Champion. “They’re willing to do what they can for these kids, give them extra time so they get to enjoy it just like everybody else.”
Now that’s how you make waves like a champ.