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Where Boaters Go on Giving Tuesday: The BoatUS Foundation
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ANNAPOLIS, MD, November 16, 2015 – On Giving Tuesday, December 1, when boaters, sailors and anglers want to celebrate their generosity and give, they go to BoatUS.org, the online home of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Since 1981, the boating non-profit’s sole mission is to reduce boating accidents and fatalities and increase stewardship of our waterways, so giving to the Foundation means they’re giving back to boating.
Based in Annapolis, MD, the tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization is the boating safety and clean water arm of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Most of the Foundation’s funding comes from boaters and waterway users. Since 1981, it has offered the only national life jacket loaner program for kids, the only free online boating safety course that meets requirements in 34 states as well as a wide range of specialty courses, and has funded over $1.3 million in local boating safety and clean water grants, making boating safety more accessible and giving local communities the ability to make a difference.
Said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston, “Giving Tuesday makes our efforts stronger. We’re proud to be an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating making sure that everyone on the boat has a great day.”
About the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water:
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the over half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the non-profit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 34 free state courses – can be found at BoatUS.org/courses.