The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today its first annual sailboat race, the Coast Guard Foundation Cup. Established to raise funds for Foundation programs for enlisted Coast Guard members, provide financial support for college to families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, and offer relief for Coast Guard families who have lost possessions in natural disasters, the first annual Coast Guard Foundation Cup will be hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC) in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, May 14th.
The Coast Guard Foundation Cup is an overnight distance race, highlighted by a fun-filled weekend of events that will increase awareness and raise funds to support the Foundation’s important projects and programs that benefit the Coast Guard. The race will start and finish outside of Annapolis Harbor, with additional events scheduled for participants Friday, May 13th and Sunday, May 15th.
“The Coast Guard Foundation Cup is a perfect mix of two of my core passions – the Coast Guard Foundation and sailing,” said Jim Muldoon, noted sailor, Coast Guard Foundation board member and chairman of the Coast Guard Foundation Cup. “It is a great opportunity for sailors to take part in a competitive race and the community to learn more about the Foundation and the tremendous work it does for our maritime guardians.”
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