2017 Annual Campaign- Affordable Access for All
Each year Sail Sand Point holds one month-long fundraising campaign, focused on a major improvement that we would like to make for our community. In 2015, donations made to the Annual Campaign made it possible for SSP to buy all new lifejackets. Now, the new lifejackets are used by every boater that comes through Sail Sand Point. In 2016, the Annual Campaign raised money for replacing our fleet of Flying Juniors, the boat used most across all of our programs.
In 2017, we are happy to announce that the annual campaign will be raising money to grow Sail Sand Point’s scholarship program.
“This experience challenged the youths to think in new ways. They gained a different perspective by engaging in an activity they otherwise wouldn’t have had access to.”
-Shipmates group leader
At the heart of Sail Sand Point’s vision is providing affordable access to the water and reaching out to those who are financially disadvantaged in our communities. We strive to not turn anyone away for lack of financial resources, so that our entire community can be brought together on the water. Our scholarship program, which grants half and full scholarships to youth in summer camps, adults in classes, and visiting groups in Shipmates, makes this powerful vision a reality.
As the organization grows, it is increasingly important to grow our scholarship capacity along with it, and be sure that we remain a welcoming, accessible community resource. In 2017, SSP’s scholarship program will make it possible for over 900 people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to learn and grow on the water.
Help us reach the goal of $30,000! Just $11 is enough to provide a child with a day on the water through our Shipmates program. A donation of $410 sends a child to a full week of sailing camp, where they can build confidence, make friendships, and learn a new skill, or $205 provides a half scholarship.