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4th Annual Rock The Boat Gala to benefit Youth Sailing Foundation

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4th Annual Rock The Boat Gala to benefit Youth Sailing Foundation

Help us celebrate 10 years of service to the children of Indian River County!

We invite you to come aboard as an event sponsor for our 4th Annual Rock The Boat Gala, to be held at Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach on Monday, March 18, 2019. You won't want to miss this fun-filled evening of cocktails, a sailing demonstration by YSF students, dinner, dancing, and exciting silent and live auctions. The event is heavily promoted in the local community, with close to 300 participants last year. We expect another capacity crowd this spring as we celebrate our 10th anniversary serving Indian River County.

Youth Sailing Foundation is a vibrant and rapidly growing 501(c)(3) non-profit with an increasingly visible presence in Vero Beach and beyond.

  • Sailing develops self-confidence, accountability, decision-making, teamwork, STEM principles, environmental stewardship, and a host of other benefits attributing to well-rounded successful young lives.
  • YSF's programs are free of charge, eliminating financial and other demographic barriers and reaching a broad range of Indian River County children, regardless of background and means.
  • More than 150 students, ages 9 to 18, participate in YSF programs on a weekly basis.
  • Teen participation has doubled this year alone; a new JV program augments the well-established Vero Beach Varsity Sailing Team.
  • Demand for elementary and middle school programs far exceeds current resources. ยท
  • YSF now offers special-needs sailing for children and adults.
  • YSF summer camps have expanded threefold, with 20% of 2018 participants receiving full or partial scholarships funded by YSF donors.
  • Cooperative efforts with environmental agencies engage young sailors in hands-on ecological projects.
  • YSF partners with Boys & Girls Club, Homeless Children's Foundation, Gifford Youth Achievement Center, Youth Guidance, The Arc, and Special Olympics Florida-Indian River County to reach underserved and special needs individuals.

Youth Sailing Foundation is funded almost entirely by individual donors, and our Rock The Boat gala is our #1 source of income. By becoming an event sponsor you will contribute directly to our efforts to change young lives in Indian River County. Won't you join us?