Sea Tow Foundation to Receive Over $1 Million in Grants

The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting boating safety, will receive over $1 million in grants to advance its Life Jacket Loaner Program and Sober Skipper Campaign.

“We are thrilled to have additional funding to continue our important programs promoting boating safety through our educational programs and resources,” says Gail R. Kulp, executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation.

The Life Jacket Loaner Program Grant will run for three years. The Sea Tow Foundation has 1,000 Life Jacket Loaner Stations across the country, allowing boaters to borrow life jackets to ensure they stay safe out on the water. The funding will go towards purchasing new life jackets and stand building kits, and increasing online promotion of the program through social media and virtual conferences.

The Sober Skipper Campaign and Scientific Research Grant will run until September 2023. The funding will go towards the continued promotion of the campaign, which encourages boaters to always have a designated Sober Skipper behind the helm to help eliminate alcohol-related boating accidents, injuries and deaths.

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