Camden, SC (WLTX) -- Today hundreds of people made their way down tothe Wateree Recreation Area for a day of fun in the sun. And it was all for a great cause.

"Opportunities are not as many when you have to use a wheelchair or you have a disability of some sort," Splash Bash organizer Rafe Elisor said.

Elisor was badly injured in a car crash in 1986, but he hasn't been confined to his wheelchair.

"It took me years to be able to figure out how to do things that I wanted to do after my accident," Elisor said. "[Our]vision for things was to not havepeople work so hard to figure out how to have fun."

The 6th annual Splash Bash brought about 300 people out to Lake Wateree to fish, kayak and go tubing.

All the activities were adjusted to let everyone participate.

Cameron Harvey has been here for the past four years.

"He lost all of his memory, absolutely all of his memory," Cameron's mother GloriaHarvey said.

Cameron had a severe head injury six years ago, which affects his speech ability.

Harveysaid somehow he could always remember Splash Bash.

"The last year thathe came as a participant he was trying to help other people, and so the next year he just decided thathe wanted to be a volunteer instead of a participant," Harvey said.

Harvey said everyone, regardless of background, makes Splash Bash a welcoming environment.

"This is such a wonderful thing because everybody is atypical and everybody fits in. And there's a whole host of people to make it happen," Harvey said.

HealthSouth Columbia has been sponsoring Elisor and other organizers to make Splash Bash happen.

The event catered to ages 15 and up.

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