YMCA offers boating program

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The YMCA of Beaufort County in partnership with the Spirit of America Foundation (www.spiritofamerica95.org) offered a new youth boating program to the children of Beaufort County ages 11-15.  This Foundation is one of the Nation’s largest youth boating programs with 22 locations, this being the first of its kind in SC. The program taught children safe boating techniques and the correct operation of these boats and also gave the children the opportunity to complete the DNR boating license prior to graduation.

The Spirit of America Foundation donated a fleet of boats to the Y (3- Hunter 15’ sailboats, 4-Zodiacs, 12- kayaks, 3 canoes & 2 stand-up paddle boards), which were used for the program conducted at the Port Royal Maritime Center on Lemon Island.