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Sea Tow Foundation picks groups for life-jacket program

The new stands and life jackets have been purchased with a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.

Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to promoting boater safety and education, selected 31 non-profit organizations and boating agencies to host new Life Jacket Loaner Stands this spring as part of its Life Jacket Loaner program.

The new stands and life jackets have been purchased with a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

These new stands, located in 19 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will join the more than 290 Life Jacket Loaner Stands already established around the country by the nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation.

The loaner stands, located in popular boating areas such as boating ramps, marinas, and parks, let boaters who need a life jacket borrow one or more free of charge for the day to help keep themselves and their passengers safer on the water.

“Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Stands have loaned more than 35,000 life jackets to recreational boaters at no cost since 2008,”  Sea Tow Foundation executive director Michael Wesolowski said in a statement. “Each of our Life Jacket Loaner Stands is stocked with life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult extra-large so everyone can be safe on the water at no additional cost.”



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