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Launching DIYC Youth Sailing Auction with Nautical “Garage Sale”


Help raise sales for sails benefitting the littlest of salts at Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation’s Nautical “Garage Sale,” held Saturday, Feb. 11, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at DIYC, located at 1315 Severn Ave. Tampa, FL 33606. Visit www.diyc.org/youth-sailing/donate-to-youth-sailing for all event information and to donate. All proceeds 100-percent support scholarships, safety equipment, and success of the DIYC Youth Sailing Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization.

Tampa, FL, January 27, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Growing children’s character on the water for the race of life.

Help raise sales for sails benefiting the littlest of salts at Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation’s Nautical “Garage Sale,” held Saturday, Feb. 11, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at DIYC, located at 1315 Severn Ave. Tampa, FL 33606; 27°54.47 N — 82°27.09 W.

Needed for donation to raise funds include but are not limited to (in good salable condition): Any nautical-themed items, boat equipment, life jackets & PFDs, sails, lines, ropes, antique boat items, sailing clothing, foul weather gear, sailing shoes, boat parts, water skis, trailers, boats and a host of other “salty” odds and ends. Find what you need at this “Garage Sale” for your boat or that nautical knickknack to decorate your kitchen, den or bar.

Please ask friends and neighbors if they have any items for donation as well. The DIYC Youth Sailing program is raising funds to purchase numerous boats and equipment for their sailing program, a non-profit organization!

The local sailors, parents and patrons of the Youth Sailing program host this annual gala fundraiser on Saturday evening, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. to raise proceeds for children to learn, race and grow though the sport of sailing. Both a live and silent auction will raise money for this long-established Youth Sailing Program, which boats Olympic-medal-winning instructors and nearly 40 years of service to the community’s children. The special event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live entertainment for ticket purchase at www.diyc.org/youth-sailing/donate-to-youth-sailing as well as the Web site to donate. All proceeds 100-percent support scholarships, safety equipment, and the overall success of the Foundation’s sailing program.

About DIYC Youth Sailing Foundation Program:
Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, with the purpose to support and promote the sport of sailing for the youth of Tampa Bay in an environment which encourages safety, good sportsmanship, self-reliance, and respect for authority, the community and the marine environment. The foundation is funded through donations and proceeds from our Learn-to-Sail and Continuation Sailing Programs, as well as the Annual Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation Auction and various supporting activities. The program is a longstanding tradition, established for Tampa youth in 1968.

The foundation's goal is to promote the sport of sailing while building children’s independence, self-reliance, and good character. Sailing as an outdoor, on-the-water learning experience with other young people fosters a child’s "captain of ownership" in one of the most enjoyable ways to learn.

For more information, please visit www.diyc.org/youth-sailing/youth-sailing-diysf or call DIYC Youth Sailing President Roy Burnett at (813) 767-9808 or ahoyroy@hotmail.com.

DIYC Youth Sailing Foundation President: Roy Burnett 813.767.9808

Media Contact: Meg Forehand-Korakis 813.240.6638
Contact Information
Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation
Meg Forehand-Korakis
813-501-SAIL
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www.diyc.org/youth-sailing/youth-sailing-diysf
Roy Burnett: 813.767.9808 and Meg F-Korakis 813-240-6638

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