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Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that it awarded 167 scholarships in 2020, totaling $503,000 in support. Since the program began in 1990 the Coast Guard Foundation has awarded more than $6 million

tags: Education, Awards, Charity

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Great Lakes are massive and awe inspiring. But they are also at risk from issues like invasive species, plastic pollution, and toxic algal blooms if we do not take care of them. Boaters are deeply connected to the Great Lakes and are at the front lines of their protection. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers and advocates

tags: Great Lakes, Charity, Environmental Impact

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the 16th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard from our Nation’s Capital will be held in a virtual format October 29, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

tags: Awards, Charity, Law & Politics

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Summer on the Great Lakes is beautiful, and boaters have been spending every second they can on the water. That means that summer on the Great Lakes has also been busy for the United States Coast Guard, as they work to ensure boaters remain safe. As of late July, there have been more than 1,700 search and rescue cases, 130 more than

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Charity, Great Lakes, Safety

Thursday, August 27, 2020

2020 Reach Youth Engagement Grant Recipients Congratulations to Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, The Foundry Sailing Association, and the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation for being awarded Youth Engagement Grants in 2020 from US Sailing. The Youth Engagement Grant program provides individual

tags: Awards, Charity, Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets, Sailing

Saturday, August 15, 2020

2020 has seen struggles of historic proportions, especially for museums. A recent survey conducted by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) suggests up to one-third of U.S. museums may not survive the year. This chilling statistic is one of many driving factors behind the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) upcoming virtual

tags: Promotions & Giveaways, Charity, COVID-19, Events, Great Lakes, History

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Surrounding Father's Day, the Virtual Palm Beach International Boat Show and the MIAPBC worked with MarineMax to offer one Frontline Hero a "Father's Day on the Water." The lucky winner was a deserving father who also doubles as a police officer and community philanthropist. Early on Tuesday, June 16, Sergeant James McDowell of the

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, Promotions & Giveaways, South Coast

Friday, July 17, 2020

For the third year in a row, MarineMax partnered with Habitat for Humanity to present a deserving family the keys to their new home in Clearwater, Florida. “A Habitat for Humanity house dedication ceremony is life-changing,” states Brett McGill, MarineMax Chief Executive Officer and President. “The pandemic

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story, South Coast

Friday, July 10, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is proud to announce the launch of their Luck of the Lakes raffle—a mission-based fundraiser providing one lucky winner and up to 5 friends the trip of a lifetime on an Interlake Steamship Company freighter in the 2021 sailing season or the option of $10,000. “This is an experience

tags: Charity, Great Lakes, History, Promotions & Giveaways

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Don’t be irresponsible—become Eriesponsible! The name says it all. Eriesponsible is actually a notable initiative by Ohio boaters to tackle environmental problems in Lake Erie using a variety of means to get their message out. It deserves widespread support. I had the opportunity to spend some time in January with the

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Charity, Education, Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Lake Erie

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