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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The iconic Perry Hotel in downtown Petoskey recently hosted the “Chef’s Across the Great Lakes” charity dinner in the hotel’s Rose Room. Proceeds benefitted the Gerald Gramzay-Stafford's Hospitality Culinary Scholarship Fund with the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated

tags: Charity, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Great Lakes Chart Company is proud to announce the launching of the Great Lakes Chart Initiative. The goal is to assist in educating school-age children about the importance of the Great Lakes as a valuable, but threatened, resource. Recent algal blooms have been a major concern for drinking water as well as recreational

tags: Applicable Everywhere, Charity, Education

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The first annual Recycled Runway took place April 21st in an effort to raise money toward local waterway cleanups. This year’s focus was the Big Island Preserve, a natural oasis along the Sandusky Bay shoreline. Twenty-eight entrants stomped the catwalk in outfits designed using reclaimed materials or items that are typically

tags: Charity, Clothing & Shoes

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is it better to donate a boat to charity now, rather than waiting until year’s end? “Donating a boat now during the summer high season can help boaters realize more value for their donations,” says Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, a boating-related 501(c)(3)

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact