Boating safety is at the core of the Sea Tow Foundation, and each year, we honor certain individuals and organizations across the country with the Golden Life Jacket Award. It is our way to recognize the outstanding work in promoting boating safety, specifically through participation in the foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station program.
This year, Golden Life Jacket awards were presented to the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron, Manatee Sail and Power Squadron and San Carlos Bay Sail and Power Squadron on February 23 at the America’s Boating Club annual meeting in Orlando.
“We are grateful for these squadrons and their efforts in promoting safer boating in their respective areas,” said Michael Wesolowski, the Sea Tow Foundation’s director of external affairs. “They have shown a deep commitment to helping their communities understand the importance of staying safe out on the water. This award is our way of saying thanks.”
The Sea Tow Foundation’s relationship with ABC goes back many years – dating back to when ABC was still known as United States Power Squadrons. With similar missions and outlook, we’ve partnered on numerous occasions.
In fact, ABC honored the Sea Tow Foundation, as well as Sea Tow Services International and Sea Insure, with its 2018 Corporate Sponsorship Award at the annual meeting.
“Over the course of our partnership, we’ve learned that our values and goals align very well,” Michael continued. “Boating safety and education is the foundation to what we do. We’re thankful for our partnership and for the squadrons and their work in promoting boating safety in their local communities.”
The foundation hosts more than 500 Life Jacket Loaner Stations across the United States, supplying nearly 50,000 life jackets for boaters to borrow and return, free of charge. This year’s recipients of the Golden Life Jacket Award are a testament to this program, and we’re thankful for their commitment to keeping local boaters safe.
To learn more about our Life Jacket Loaner program, visit http://boatingsafety.com/life-jacket-loaner-program/.