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Giving Tuesday is November 29

BoatUS Foundation asks boaters for support

The BoatUS Foundation helps boaters improve their safety on many topics, including handling on-board fires (credit: Rich Armstrong).
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ANNAPOLIS, MD, November 15, 2016 – Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season on November 29. The educational 501(c)(3) BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters for their financial assistance on this day to help support the boating nonprofit’s missions to reduce boating accidents and fatalities and increase stewardship of our waterways. Boaters can go to BoatUS.org, to make a donation.

Most of the Foundation’s funding comes directly from boaters and waterway users. Since 1981, it has offered the only national life jacket loaner program for kids at more than 575 locations across the United States, the only free online boating-safety course that’s taken by more than 100,000 boaters each year and recognized by 34 states, and has funded more than $1.3 million in local boating-safety and clean-water grants allowing local communities to have a positive impact on their own waters.

“For boaters, this is the chance to make boating better and improve their own boating,” said Foundation president Chris Edmonston. For more, go to BoatUS.org.

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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season on November 29. The educational 501(c)(3) BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters for their financial assistance on this day to help support the boating nonprofit’s missions to reduce boating accidents and fatalities and increase stewardship of our waterways. Boaters can go to BoatUS.org to make a donation https://goo.gl/5gwsQZ

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 more than half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nonprofit 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.