About Us

The Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs and their families. Joey was a wonderful 6 year old with developmental disabilities, whose bright smile, hearty laugh and love of life touched many people. Joey loved the water and he loved his family. Joey’s memory lives on in the smiles and laughter of other children with disabilities enjoying the water and their families.

Programs & Events

JPMF Splash!


The JPMF Splash! water safety program teaches children, teens, and young adults with developmental disabilities how to be safe and have fun in and around the water.

Our Special Harbor


Our Special Harbor is uniquely designed to promote barrier free, natural inclusion opportunities where developmental disabilities vanish amid the fun and excitement of the Chesapeake Bay setting.

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Volunteer to be a swim buddy and make a difference in the lives of Special Kids Special Families!

Special Kids Special Families

Our Special Harbor Sprayground Is a fully accessible park inspired by Joey’s love of the water and the Chesapeake Bay. Serving as a sensory and creative family destination, the park encourages children of ALL abilities to embark on a water adventure in a safe, zero-water-depth environment. Our Special Harbor’s unique design breaks down barriers, encourages interaction, and provides families and children of all abilities a place to play and have fun together!


Upcoming Events


2018 JPMF Shamrock Swim Party

Adults with disabilities are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day Swim Event on March 10, 2018, from 6-9PM, with swimming, music, crafts and more!

2018 JPMF Family Fun Day

Kick off the summer at Our Special Harbor Sprayground, on March 20, 2018 from 2-5 p.m.

2018 JPMF Joy Gala

A Night in the Spotlight for Adults with Disabilities Save the Date!