After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS) is creating an Adaptive Sailing Fund for #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.  

The Adaptive Sailing Fund allows us to provide our team with the necessary equipment to safely set up a sailboat and provide an experience on the water for individuals with challenges that may not have thought sailing was a possibility. This past summer we sailed with 90 people through our adaptive program, including five clients with ALS. SEAS is making strides towards the vision of “Boating for Everyone.”

 

SEAS has joined #GivingTuesday this year to share the experience of sailing. The benefits of gaining confidence on the water reach beyond the adaptive sailing community. Our pristine fleet is used to provide safe and empowering experiences to all those who dream of taking to the water. Our goal is to see 100 people with adaptive needs have a chance to get on the water each year. We thank our partners on the lakefront, Sheboygan Youth Sailing Center, Sail Sheboygan and the Sheboygan Yacht Club for helping us in our endeavors.

 

A donation to SEAS allows us to continue in our vision of “Boating for Everyone” with the highest quality equipment and instruction.

 

As one of our sailors with ALS put it “We can’t change the fact that we have ALS, but the sailing experience has sure helped us adjust our sails.”

 

Those who are interested in joining SEAS’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.seasheboygan.org/donate to make a contribution to our ADAPTIVE SAILING program.  For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.