Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Station Program receives $20,000 donation from Clare Rose and Anheuser-Busch
Sea Tow Foundation
May 22, 2013
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SOUTHOLD, N.Y., May 22, 2013 – Sea Tow Services International, Inc., the leading provider of non-emergency on-water assistance, announces that the Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station program has received a $20,000 donation from Clare Rose, Inc. of Yaphank, N.Y., one of the nation’s largest beverage distributors, and American brewing giant Anheuser-Busch of St. Louis. This generous donation will enable the non-profit Sea Tow Foundation to continue to make adult-sized life jackets available at Life Jacket Loaner Stations at Sea Tow locations, marinas, boat ramps, local police and fire stations, and yacht clubs throughout Long Island, N.Y.
The Sea Tow Foundation’s national Life Jacket Loaner Station program allows boaters to borrow life jackets to replace missing, damaged or ill-fitting personal flotation devices (PFDs), or to use for extra guests on board their boats. For more information and a list of Life Jacket Loaner Stations in the U.S., please visit www.boatingsafety.com and click on “Safety Resources”.
“We are honored to be aligned with Clare Rose, a like-minded, local family-run business, and with Anheuser-Busch, which has been the industry leader in promoting alcohol responsibility on and off the water for the past 30 years,” said Sea Tow Founder and CEO, Captain Joe Frohnhoefer at a press conference held at Sea Tow Freeport in Freeport, N.Y., on May 16. “In addition to encouraging boaters to wear life jackets, we ask all boaters to Take the Pledge to Boat Responsibly and to Designate a Sober Skipper. We want to do what we can to help reduce preventable accidents and have a safer 2013 season.”
This donation is especially meaningful as Sea Tow is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout 2013. Boating safety always has been Sea Tow’s number one priority, leading Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer to establish the Sea Tow Foundation in 2007. Sea Tow offers innovative, free boating safety and information services to the public, including the Sea Tow App for smartphones and Sea Tow’s Automated Radio Check Service, in addition to the Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station Program.
“Boating safety and responsibility are important to Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers," said Carol Huebner, Region Director for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Northeast, Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to support Sea Tow International and its Life Jacket Loaner Station Program, which has already impacted the lives of more than 15,000 people. By wearing life jackets and designating a skipper, we can all help ensure even more boaters and passengers enjoy their time on the water safely.”