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The Clagett announces its 2015 Sponsors

29-Apr-2015

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Sam Crichton sam@samcrichton.com  phone + 1 401 787 2250

The Clagett announces its 2015 Sponsors

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 29, 2015) – Preparations are in full swing for the 2015 C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, which is being hosted by Sail Newport from June 25-28.  As the 13th year of this world recognized event draws near, The Clagett would like to recognize the sponsors who help ensure this event continues to be held each year.

Many of these companies have been involved since the inception of The Clagett and their support allows this event to grow in its capacity to provide an experience from which all participants can benefit.  The Clagett is pleased to be welcoming onboard new sponsors, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty and 7D Ranch, who are sponsoring The Clagett at the Bronze level for 2015.

The companies and individuals who The Clagett would like to recognize and thank are:  Fiduciary Trust International and Three Golden Apples at the Platinum level; American International Group, Inc. (AIG) at the Gold level; The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation at the Silver level; 7D Ranch, BNY Mellon, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, Innovative Construction Inc. and The Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission at the Bronze level;  Crystal Spring, D.F Dwyer Insurance Agency, International Yacht & Athletic Club (IYAC), Tom Hockaday and Bill Martin at the Skipper level.

"I would like to thank the companies, foundations and individuals who are again sponsoring The Clagett for 2015.  Their ongoing support across all levels of sponsorship demonstrates their commitment to growing The Clagett.  The Clagett, as a world recognized adaptive sailing event, continues to deliver to the sailors a tool kit of life skills they can use both on and off the water," commented Clagett President and co-founder Judy McLennan.  

For more information about sponsorship opportunities visit the Clagett website at www.clagettregatta.org

About the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta:  Founded in 2003, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta honors the late Tom Clagett (1916-2001), a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who learned to sail on Chesapeake Bay.  As a youngster he suffered temporary paralysis as the result of a bout of meningitis; an experience that left him with a deep respect for the accomplishments of people with disabilities.  The Clagett’s stated mission is "to assist sailors in realizing their potential on the water by providing them both the knowledge and tools to improve their skills and the opportunity to use these skills in competition".  Tom Clagett's motto was "Reach for Success", which resonates with every Clagett participant.  The event includes all three boats that have been chosen as the equipment of the Paralympic classes: the three-person Sonar, the two-person SKUD-18 and the singlehanded 2.4 Metre.  Clagett competitors have seen medal success at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games.  Competitors often comment that, The Clagett, has improved their quality of life as they apply what is achieved on the water to everyday situations.

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