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To date, Special Preview Night has raised more than $660,000 for initiatives close to the hearts of the boating community.
2015 Special Preview Night proceeds will go to charity partners:
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund – “This tremendous donation will help The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund support 103 camps and allow as many as 25,000 underprivileged and special needs children enjoy an unforgettable camp experience,” says Barb Mrozek, Director, Toronto Star Charities and Philanthropy. “We are truly grateful for the hard work and efforts put into this event to help give children a memory that will last a lifetime.”
Ontario Sailing: Able Sail, Access BOOM Program – Travelling around the province with a trailer of specially designed Australian Access Dinghies, the mobile Access BOOM sailing program makes the opportunity to sail possible for children and young adults dealing with disabilities. With a well-designed weighted dagger board ensuring they will not capsize, the boats each accommodate one to two participants. “This generous support means we can start to replenish our aging fleet,” says Glenn Lethbridge, Executive Director, Ontario Sailing.
CNIB Lake Joe Summer Camp – “This generous donation enables CNIB Lake Joseph Centre to provide additional waterfront programming for children and youth with vision loss,” says Ryan Chin, CNIB, Manager, Community Giving. “Each summer, hundreds of people who are blind or partially sighted have an opportunity to participate in waterfront programs such as pontoon boat rides, fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and water tubing. This tremendous support allows CNIB to empower more children and youth with the skills, confidence and opportunities they need to fully participate in life, and have fun on the water!”