Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station program, in existence nationwide since 2007, recently received a $20,000 donation.
The donation, from Clare Rose Inc., a local beer distributor in Yaphank, N.Y., and Anheuser-Busch, of St. Louis, Mo., will enable the Sea Tow Foundation to further support the Life Jacket Loaner Station Program, making adult-size life jackets available to borrow island-wide at Long Island Sea Tow locations, marinas, boat ramps, local police and fire stations and yacht clubs.
“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,” Sea Tow International founder and CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer said in a statement.
In addition to encouraging boaters to wear life jackets, Frohnhoefer would like all boaters to take the pledge to boat responsibly and to designate a sober skipper. (www.seatow.com)