Surfer Bethany Hamilton set to attend MaciFest in LC - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Surfer Bethany Hamilton set to attend MaciFest in LC

Bethany Hamilton. (Source: WikiCommons/Noah Hamilton) Bethany Hamilton. (Source: WikiCommons/Noah Hamilton)
(Source: MaciFest) (Source: MaciFest)

MaciFest 2014 will be held April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton will serve as the guest speaker. Hamilton's husband, Adam Dirks, is also set to attend.

Live music will be provided by Young Band Nation, the St. Louis Show Choir, the S.J. Welsh Show Choir and the Barbe Show Choir.

Activities at the event will include rock climbing walls, robo surfing, human bowling, an obstacle course for children and teenagers, a fun jump, a silent auction, a mechanical bull and more.

Tickets will be available at the door and are $15 per person. Tickets are also available through eventbrite.com. VIP tickets will include a meet-and-greet with Hamilton.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lake Charles Chapter of the American Red Cross.

MaciFest was founded in 2011 when 10-year-old Maci Fontenot of Lake Charles, who was diagnosed with optical glioma, had her wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Her wish was to meet the Jonas Brothers. Maci's family now helps host the annual MaciFest in an effort to give back to the community.

For more information, visit the MaciFest 2014 Facebook page.

Following MaciFest, Hamilton and her Husband will participate in Waves of Impact from 4 to 6 p.m. at GladTidings Church. Tickets for this event are $20 online or $25 at the door. 

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