Gabby attended the premier for ‘Dolphin Tale’ this past weekend. She brought along her daughters Reece and Brody who love the ocean and ocean life. I jumped at the chance to go with her and bring my daughter. I had no idea how much I would enjoy the movie as well as the free popcorn and great seats (next to the beautiful Vanessa Williams). Once I learned what the film was about and the inspiration it has brought to many disabled it made the whole experience that much better
The story is about a dolphin that had its tale amputated and then was given a prosthetic tale. The real Winter, who plays herself in Dolphin Tale” today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people – both able and disabled – who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation. We urge you to see this feel good movie with your friends and family.
Since Gabby isn’t big on after parties after the movie we were set to leave and find a restaurant. On our way to eat we needed to find restrooms pronto for the kids and was told to cut through the after party to get to our destination. However once walking in we were amazed at how fun it looked! There were endless food stands, games, a tattoo station, water rides, sea life to touch, and a candy station. Fill your own bag of candy? The kids were all in heaven and had the best time. Yes there was fruit and healthy foods there as well but right next to the candy? A hard choice for kids to make. Needless to say I am so glad we cut through. Gabby graciously mingled more while the kids played and ate.
On our way in Gabby was asked to walk the ‘blue carpet’. Something she doesn’t love to do unless it’s for a good cause.
The Giving Back Fund
All proceeds from the event go to The Giving back Fund
Every year, over 300,000 dolphins, whales and porpoises are accidentally caught (bycatch) in fishing gear, like Winter the dolphin in the movie.
But unlike Winter, most bycatch victims do not survive. Scientists have identified bycatch as one of the biggest threat to the survival of dolphin population and species, including the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin and Hector’s dolphin.
WWF is working with fisheries and regulators to reduce bycatch by promoting sustainable fishing practices.
You can support WWF’s conservation work where $16 of each ticket will go to WWF. Join us at WWF’s Charity Preview Screening of Dolphin Tale on 28 September so book your tickets now.
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