Friday, December 3, 2021

Marco Island Summer Youth Sailing Program Awards Certificates to Island Sailors

Submitted Photos | The Marco Island Yacht Club Sailing Center awarded 14 scholarships to area families impacted by COVID-19 who lost employment or were furloughed. The Club plans to raise additional scholarship funds this winter to expand the program next year.

The Marco Island Yacht Club Sailing Center in partnership with the Marco Island Community Sailing Center has just completed their Summer Youth Sailing Program. In its second year, the program has served 130 students in Beginner and Intermediate Programs and offered an Advanced program for students in high school. 

Through fundraising in the Spring by the Members of the Marco Island Yacht Club, 14 scholarships were awarded to families who were impacted by the Coronavirus—either by losing employment or being furloughed. With another fundraiser planned this winter, the Club hopes to raise additional monies to expand the scholarship program next summer. 

“Many thanks to the community for supporting this program!” said Dwyn von Bereghy, MIYC Fleet Captain – Sail, who oversees the sailing program.


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