Once Upon A Time Nightbird Dance in Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs Special Needs Recreation, in partnership with the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc., provides social and recreational activities at a minimal cost to individuals with mental or physical disabilities, ages 13 and up in Altamonte Springs and surrounding communities.

Themed dances are held one Friday a month from 7 to 9 p.m. Prizes are awarded for dance and costume contest winners, as well as birthdays. Drinks and light snacks are provided. This particular dance is the second in which the Guardians of Justice has had the privilege of joining. Prince Eric, Mario, Batman, Princess Peach, and a Ghostbuster loved dancing and getting to make new friends at the Once Upon a Time themed shindig!

Christmas in July Celebration with Base Camp

What a fantastic evening with Base Camp’s Christmas in July! Spirits were high and the Children were full of energy and excitement to meet with all their favorite Heroes, Villains on good behavior, and Princesses at the Rosen Centre.

It is always such a joy to see big smiles on the faces of happy kids and their parents, and it is even more rewarding to be a part of that experience. A lot of Children participated in dancing to the tunes the DJ spun and showed off with big grins on the dance floor.

A Bright Sunny Day at UCF with JDRF One Walk

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation holds a special place in the hearts of many of our Guardian members. This year makes our third year being involved with this great walk to help fight Type One diabetes. Each year comes with great memories made meeting large teams supporting friends and family members.

Night to Shine with Tim Tebow Foundation

Night to shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9, 2018, 537 churches from around the world came together to host Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,00 volunteers.

night to shine 2018 vital church

We had the pleasure of attending our first Night to Shine with Vital church as Guardians of Justice and we were completely blown away by how amazing of an event this is. Honored guests got the royal treatment with everything from limo rides,

Batman Remembers GKTW Challenge for Hope

It was a quiet early morning, with everything peaceful in Gotham and much of the Justice League team keeping vigil on the Watchtower I have been called upon to offer support and encouragement to those participants in the “Challenge for Hope”. Accompanied by the Phantom Stranger and one of the members of the Green Lantern Corps

Wings of Mercy : Warrior Bash

Wings of Mercy goal is to positively impact the lives of families with children with special needs in Central FL. The Warrior Halloween Bash is an event for children with Special needs and their families. It a special time for the children to dress up and play games and participate in costume.

The Guardians of Justice were invited to cheer on the children with special needs many in wheelchairs or other disabilities for the Halloween Bash. Music was provided by a DJ who also MC the event. Face painting, Balloon Artist, and the food was provided for everyone.

Smiles and Sun at the Manasota Buds Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

As the sun shone down in a gorgeous Bradenton, a sea of  neon green shirts could be seen dancing to the DJ’s music. As the 2017 Manasota BUDS. Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk kicked off to a rocking start!!!

Tooth jamming out at the Buddy Walk!

Families and friends came from all around Manatee, Sarasota, and surrounding counties to show support and love for the children they know with Down syndrome. Our Guardians knew they needed to attend once again this year so they were able to see all the smiling faces!!!

Step Up for Down Syndrome – Buddy Walk

The Step Up for Down Syndrome event at Lake Eola Park was a fabulous success.

Many members of the Guardians of Justice came out, dressed as characters from multiple fandoms. Myself, as the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, had an absolute blast. We welcomed and cheered on the runners at the starting line, stood for photos with fans, and high fived any runners passing by.

After the race had begun we then explored the event, taking photos with more people interested in us as well as brightening the days of many young children. It is always a pleasure to bring a smile to the face of a child.

Dimas Childhood Cancer Run – Remembering Armani

On September 24th the Guardians of Justice attended the First Annual Dimas Life Kids Run, this event was put together by the parents of Dimas Armani who created Dimas Life. This is an organization that, not only honors the life of Dimas, but helps support childhood cancer patients and spread awareness.

Dimas Armani was an amazing child that the Guardians got a chance to know very well. He was my nephew and I am a veteran Guardian member. Guardians of Justice were there from the moment of his diagnosis to the moments where his illness took a toll on him.