Sea Tow foundation receives boating safety grants

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The Sea Tow Boating Safety and Education Foundation, headquartered in Southold, N.Y., will receive $450,000 in federal grants to support three boating safety programs in the coming year.

The grants, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, are funded by the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.

Michelle Zaloom, executive director of the foundation, said the grants will be used to implement a Sea Tow Boating Safety Challenge program at boat shows nationwide. The program encourages recreational boaters to be safer on the water, to provide life jackets to those in need of marine assistance, and to survey and review navigation rules nationwide.

“Sea Tow has been helping recreational boaters in need for 25 years. We’ve frequently said that there is a vital need for boating education,” said Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow Foundation board president and CEO of Sea Tow Services International. “Now, with funding from the U.S. Coast Guard, our Sea Tow Boating Safety and Education Foundation can do more to prevent recreational boaters from getting into trouble on the water.”

The Sea Tow Boating Safety and Education Foundation was created to use an existing, untapped marine assistance resource to provide boating safety and education programs and activities to reduce preventable accidents and fatalities.

The foundation will be offering a series of hands-on powerboat camps this summer for kids ages 7-15 in Flanders, N.Y., and for those ages 16 and up through Strongs Marine in Mattituck, N.Y.

For information on these programs, contact the foundation at (631) 807-6755.

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