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The Clagett announces its 2016 Sponsors

10-May-2016

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

 

The Clagett announces its 2016 Sponsors

 

NEWPORT, R.I. (May 10, 2016) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is happy to announce its sponsors for 2016.  The 14th edition of The Clagett will be supported by returning sponsors Fiduciary Trust International, American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Innovative Construction Inc, Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission and The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation.  Joining this years sponsors at the Silver level are Alice and Bruce Whelihan and at Bronze level Barbara and Richard Bohan.

Clagett President and co-founder Judy McLennan commented, " We are so appreciative of the sponsors who are supporting The Clagett in 2016.  Many of these companies and individuals have been with The Clagett for many years and their ongoing support has allowed the organization to grow and expand the services we offer to adaptive sailors from across the USA and international sailors as well.  As we look forward to holding the 14th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta I am reminded of my father, Tom Clagett's words, to "Reach for Success".  The Clagett sponsors help us provide the opportunity for the sailors to do just that".

"For the sixth consecutive year, AIG is proud to be a sponsor for North America’s premier event for sailors with disabilities. We support the sailors, coaches and organizers who make this one of the most inspirational and competitive events in sailing today," commented Sean Blue, Head of Global Watercraft for Global Consumer Insurance at AIG.

"Working with the participants at The Clagett over the last seven years has given me a deep respect for the sailors who take part.  The sailors do not see that they have a disability and they are some of the most productive people I know.  My daughter is completely enchanted with the sailors and amazed by their ability to live life to the fullest", remarked Randy Gifford, owner of Innovative Construction Inc. 

The 2016 Clagett will be held at Sail Newport, located in Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI, June 23-26. 

For more information about The Clagett visit : www.clagettregatta.org or follow The Clagett on Facebook or Instagram.

About the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and 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.

 

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta 2016 sponsors: The Clagett organization would like to thank the following 2016 sponsors - Fiduciary Trust International at the Platinum level; American International Group, Inc. (AIG) at the Gold level; Innovative Construction Inc., The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation and Alice and Bruce Whelihan at the Silver level; Barbara and Richard Bohan and The Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission at the Bronze level.

 

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