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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

KONG Coolers, an American manufacturer of rugged, rotomolded coolers, will support veterans throughout the month of May. For each KONG Cooler sold now through May 31, Elkhart Plastics Inc., KONG’s parent company, will donate $10 to a veterans hospital near its five United States manufacturing facilities, including: Ridgefield,

tags: Charity

Monday, March 26, 2018

The three major charity sailing events in Annapolis, Maryland are pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Triple Crown of Charity Sailing by Weems & Plath. The CRAB Cup, The Leukemia Cup, and The Hospice Cup will jointly promote participation in their three sailing races and the awarding of the Weems & Plath Triple Crown of

tags: Charity, Events, Sailing

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet, having been retired from Coast Guard service in 2011, has now been re-acquired by a non-profit organization and is being re-fitted and re-purposed to meet new global challenges in environmental protection and law enforcement. “This noble ship, the Acushnet, will now become the

tags: Charity, Company Expansions

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The BoatUS Foundation’s boating safety course is the only free online educational tool that helps boaters obtain their state’s boating safety education certification easily and affordably. To help keep the course free, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit is asking for tax-deductible donations to help educate the next generation of

tags: Charity, Education, Safety

Sunday, October 29, 2017

As of October 23, Traci Lynn Martin has paddled 3,155 miles and crossed into Ohio just that afternoon! She is officially on the south shore of Lake Erie, with the 3 largest of the Great Lakes completed! These are the breadcrumbs of what she has paddled so far. The entire Just Around The Pointe Team would like to express it's

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Charity

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MUSKEGON, MI - The Great Lakes are "Always fresh. Occasionally frozen." That's the tag line of a new Muskegon-based apparel company founded in July 2017 by Muskegon Catholic Central High School student Jackson Riegler, 17, of Muskegon. He named his company Oshki, which means "fresh" in the Ojibwe language. Ojibwe tribes lived

tags: Charity, Clothing & Shoes, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mercury Marine, in an effort to help in the recovery mission in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, has donated multiple boats and engines to the affected areas. This week, Mercury deployed 30, 6hp outboard engines as well as 10 inflatable boats to be sent to the command center in Texas. In addition, the company donated a 40hp outboard

tags: Charity

Friday, September 1, 2017

BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today the company will be assisting those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Evinrude has deployed equipment and resource support to the affected areas. In addition, Evinrude will match donations made by company employees to the American Red Cross, dollar for dollar. “Boaters understand

tags: Charity

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced the activation of its Disaster Relief and Response Fund to assist Coast Guard Members impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “As we see the hurricane rescue efforts unfold, we bear

tags: Charity

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has been participating in the Leukemia Cup Regatta for more than 10 years. This year, they are proud to serve as an official national sponsor of this charitable sailing event. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of lively

tags: Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Charity, Charters, Racing, Sailing