DAME fees to benefit African health organization

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Organizers of the Marine Equipment Trade Show announced that all DAME (Design Award METS) registration fees will go to the African Medical & Research Foundation Flying Doctors for the creation of accessible water supplies and sanitary facilities in Mtwara, Tanzania.

AMREF is Africa’s biggest health organization and is dedicated to improving lives by undertaking cooperative ventures with local people to create sustainable improvement.

The DAME has been awarded annually for products in specific marine categories since 1991. An independent panel of judges assesses all entries. For the last three years, applicants have also contributed to worthy causes, as METS organizer Amsterdam RAI donates the registration fee for every product submitted to a designated charity.

The online application deadline for DAME 2009 is Sept.19. All products entered for the competition must be displayed at METS or the SuperYacht Pavilion in 2009 and comply with the rules of participation.

METS, which takes place Nov. 17-19 in Amsterdam, is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international recreational marine industry.


2 comments on “DAME fees to benefit African health organization

  1. Richard Kimball

    At least METS is donating the proceeds from the DAME Awards.  Where does the entry fee for the “Innovation Awards” go to?
    Yet another reason why NMMA’s incescent greed is the reason shows like MAATS are failing miserably.

  2. Eric Wonderlich

    Thank you to METS for donating to AMREF. It’s always good  to see the marine industry giving back. Also, kudos to all of the dealers and manufacturers who in some way have been doing good deeds and charitable work with the boat and boating resources that they have. It’s wonderful.
    Remember friends, “love boats”….and I’m not referring to the old TV show.
    What I mean is…”LOVE BOATS !” 
    (boats, the noun and boats the verb and maybe, “LOVE BOATS”, the slogan) 
    Maybe the entire marine industry,( including among all others, the NMMA and the MRAA) should adopt a united, formal “LOVE BOATS” initiative, program and culture. Perhaps the time is right. Perhaps there has never been a better time…for ALL the right reasons.
    I know that together, we could do it.


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