Coast Guard Foundation Named Official Charitable Partner of the 2012 Newport International Boat Show
The Coast Guard Foundation, a national non-profit organization located in Stonington, Connecticut, is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2012 Official Charitable Partner by the Newport International Boat Show. The boat show opens this Thursday, September 13 and runs through the weekend. A portion of the show's Sunday ticket sales will be donated to the Foundation.
As the show’s charitable partner, Coast Guard Foundation staff members will be on-site to share information on its mission and programs with those who attend the boat show.
“We are incredibly happy and honored to be this year’s charity of choice for the Newport International Boat Show,” said Anne B. Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “It is the first large boat show of the season and incredibly important for boaters as well as companies in the marine industry. With over 40,000 attendees, the Newport show is a fantastic venue for the Foundation, we truly value the partnership, support and recognition for our work on behalf of the brave men and women who keep us safe on the water.”
For over 40 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, learning and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men of women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides higher education grants to enlisted Coast Guard members and thier spouses and children, higher education financial support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, financial relief to Coast Guard families who have lost possessions in natural disasters, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities.
For more information on the 2012 Newport International Boat Show, please visit www.newportboatshow.com. For more information on the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit the Coast Guard Foundation website, www.coastguardfoundation.org.