Thanks to two local businesses, David DeMeyer, a local Navy Disabled Veteran from
Gulf Shores was recently able to take an inaugural ride on our beautiful sandy beach.
Beach N Buggy’s and Tacky Jacks have developed a program to assist disabled
veterans. Beach N Buggy’s design and build their own Gulf Coast Beach Wheelchairs.
Getting feedback from customers since 2007, they have continued to be innovative and
improve chairs for a great beach experience. David DeMeyer became aware of one of
their programs when Treasures of the Isle, his Mardi Gras Krewe, made a large
contribution to Tacky Jacks Veteran Wheelchair program.
Tacky Jacks has given away several Action Track Chairs and beach wheel chairs to
disabled veterans by matching donations received at their Marlin display at each
location. Thanks to Treasures of the Isle, there will soon be another Action Track
Chair given away.
Having worked with Beach N Buggy’s on their beach chair giveaways, Tacky Jacks saw
the need for chairs to be available on short term use by Veterans who visited the area
or local veterans who just weren’t able to go to beach. A chair was commissioned that
can be used by US Military Service Connected Disabled Veterans at no charge, other
than a delivery fee.
David DeMeyer said “it was thrilling to spend Easter on the beach as I had not been
able to go to the beach for three years. This new beach buggy vehicle program made a
great day possible.”
Beach N Buggy’s rents other chairs for the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area and will
deliver to a condo or beach house for 1-2 day rentals. They can be contacted at 850-
368-3710 or www.beachnbuggys.com