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The Clagett receives grants to assist with continuing its mission

14-Dec-2017

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

The Clagett receives grants to assist with continuing its mission

NEWPORT, R.I. (December 14, 2017) –  As the 15th year of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta draws to a close The Clagett has been the recipient of two grants from local organizations.  These grants will allow The Clagett to continue with its mission to provide opportunities to sailors with adaptive needs to “realize 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". 

Grants were awarded to The Clagett from the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Newport YMCA. These grants will allow The Clagett to continue to expand programs that The Clagett offers to sailors with disabilities.  The Newport Chamber of Commerce grant was from the Newport County Development Council Community Fund and the Newport YMCA grant was from the funds raised during the annual Thanksgiving Day Pie Run. 

Both the Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA have been long term partners of The Clagett providing support for Clagett safety equipment studies and promotion of Newport as a sailing event destination for sailors with adaptive needs.

“We are extremely appreciative to both the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Newport County YMCA for their generous support of The Clagett.  These funds will assist us with the continuing support of sailors with adaptive needs with expanded programs and studies for the benefit of sailors,” commented Clagett President and Co-Founder Judy McLennan.

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

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.  Clagett competitors have seen medal success at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 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 2017 sponsors and supporters: The Clagett organization would like to thank the following 2017 sponsors - Fiduciary Trust International and Newman's Own Foundation at the Platinum level; American International Group, Inc. (AIG) at the Gold level; The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation and Innovative Construction Inc., at the Silver level; Barbara and Richard Bohan, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty and Alice and Bruce Whelihan at the Bronze level.

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