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West Marine distributes 2019 grants

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For the fourth year in a row, West Marine announced the 27 nonprofit organizations that will receive $1,500 in grant awards each.

All winners are community-based organizations that seek to get young people out on the water.

“The West Marine team is excited to reward these winning organizations and their commitment to getting more kids out on the water through boating, fishing and marine science,” said West Marine chief marketing officer Aaron Carpenter in a statement. “We are proud to be able to contribute annually to the enormous efforts of these nonprofits and the dedication to their communities.”

“West Marine is dedicated to our mission of outfitting, educating and inspiring boaters. In this case, young boaters,” said marketing communications director Laura Barry. “We’re deeply grateful for the work of all of the organizations that applied for a grant and encourage all applicants to reapply in the next cycle.”

The 2019 BlueFuture spring grant recipients include:

  • ANGARI Foundation, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • ClearShark H2O, Hanover, Maryland
  • Delta Sculling Center, Stockton, California
  • Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • EYC Foundation, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Freedom Waters Foundation, Naples, Florida
  • Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • History of Diving Museum, Islamorada, Florida
  • Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, Excelsior, Minnesota
  • Malama na Honu, Hauula, Hawaii
  • Marine Life Studies, Moss Landing, California
  • Mystic Seaport Museum (Sailing Center), Mystic, Connecticut
  • New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc., Stonington, Connecticut
  • Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc. (OPAK), Pembroke, Massachusetts
  • O'Neill Sea Odyssey, Santa Cruz, California
  • Orange County Coastkeeper, Costa Mesa, California
  • Reef Check Foundation, Marina del Rey, California
  • Reef Relief, Key West, Florida
  • Sail Cape Cod, Hyannis, Massachusetts
  • Sail Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sail to Prevail, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Sarasota Youth Sailing, Sarasota, Florida
  • Shark River Sailing and Science Academy, Belmar, New Jersey
  • Spirit of America Foundation, Mentor, Ohio
  • Tampa Bay Watch, Tierra Verde, Florida
  • Venice Youth Boating Association, Inc., Venice, Florida
  • Youth Sailing Virginia, Inc., Hampton, Virginia

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