Dear Sarasota Youth Sailing Partner,
Sarasota Youth Sailing (SYS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides sailing instruction and coaching to youth sailors ranging in age from 5-18. Since the late 1970’s, we have worked to get children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities sailing on the waters of Sarasota Bay.
Our goal as a Community Sailing Program is to provide a range of sailing programs that meet the needs of all children. Currently, SYS instruction is offered to all skill levels through a variety of programs such as summer camp, learn to sail classes, and competitive racing teams. In addition, we host sailing opportunities for different schools and organizations locally so that they can enjoy the fun of being on the water.
The SYS strives to keep costs as low as possible, however our program revenues cover only 70% of our costs. We rely on grants and generous community donors to fund the balance of our program. Your support enables us to reach more, do more and help more youth. Specifically, your donation helps in some of these ways:
- Scholarships offers the opportunity for kids to participate in any of our programs
- Community outreach gives the opportunity for kids to experience sailing and the water, some for the first time
- Promotion of our sailing gives us the chance to have more kids participate on all levels
Included in this packet you will find information on the different levels of Sponsorship available and the benefits of each. We hope we can count on you to support the SYS program and be a partner in our Community. Together we can continue to reach out to the youth in our community and introduce more to the love of sailing.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sarasota Youth Sailing Program
1717 Ken Thompson Parkway – P.O. Box 2706 Sarasota, FL 34230