Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 21, 2017) — iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator located in South Florida, helped give the gift of flight to 100 inner city children who attend the Miami Children’s Museum SMART (Safe Multicultural Artistic Recreational Teaching) Summer Camp program. While the Summer Camp program is fully funded by The Children’s Trust, iFLY agreed to underwrite the $7,500 experience to deliver the dream of flight. This field trip focused on the academic disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.)
The children attending this event as part of the Miami Children’s Museum SMART Summer Camp program were in grades K-5 at Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary School or Charles R. Drew K-8 Center in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood.
Miami Children’s Museum Summer Camp program has been in operation for over 11 years and currently serves approximately 120 children. This camp, as in previous years, is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.
About iFLY Fort Lauderdale
iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is the 27th and newest of the iFLY operations in the USA. Featuring a 14-foot diameter wind tunnel powered by four quiet and clean running electric motors, people of all ages can fly with us with few limitations. All instructors at iFLY Ft. Lauderdale are professionally certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is located at 11690 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325 on the south side of I-595, just west of Hiatus Road in Davie, FL. For information, visit https://www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale/
About iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 8 million people in a dozen countries and at sea since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has more than 60 facilities operating worldwide with 28 wholly-owned in the US and has significant growth plans across the globe in the next 24 months. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training guidelines set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving. For more information on iFLY, visit www.iflyworld.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
About Miami Children’s Museum
Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, parent/teacher resource center, 200-seat auditorium and outdoor exhibits, including a new playground. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; Kid Smart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the museum, please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.