Sail To Prevail sponsors third annual veterans-only sailing event.
New England PVA made it possible for the Speedy to set sail.
The New England Paralyzed Veterans of America (NEPVA) hit the high seas earlier this year to teach a group of veterans how to sail.
Sail To Prevail sponsored the third annual veterans-only event in June in Newport, R.I.
Last year, NEPVA made a significant donation to Sail To Prevail to help purchase a new sailboat. Its fleet of sailboats was getting old, and the donation triggered the organization to purchase a brand-new fleet of five sailboats.
NEPVA President Craig Cascella was at the helm of Speedy and its inaugural sail. “Speedy” is part of PVA’s logo and is clearly visible on the sailboat as well as the chapter’s name on the sail.
Sail To Prevail, formerly known as Shake-A-Leg Newport, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1982 that has helped more than 10,000 people with disabilities. Each summer, more than 1,500 disabled individuals learn the skills of sailing in their fleet of specially adapted sailboats.
Sail To Prevail programs operate during the summer months at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. The program is available to first-time and experienced sailors, as well as individuals with various disabilities.
For more information, visit sailtoprevail.org.
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