BENEFITING: CHESAPEAKE REGION ACCESSIBLE BOATING INC
EVENT: 2017 CRAB Skippers Challenge
EVENT DATE: Aug 19, 2017
The CRAB Regatta is one of the major fundraisers for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB). CRAB provides the thrill and freedom of sailing to persons with disabilities, wounded warriors, and disadvantaged youth. There is no greater feeling than to be thanked by someone who would not get a chance to be on the water and enjoy its therapeutic value to the mind, body, and soul if it were not for CRAB. Believe me when I say, that it feels great to hear a 13-year old boy from an at-risk neighborhood say to you, "It is so peaceful out there," to have an idea of what he experienced and will take with him the rest of his life. Or, the guest who was sailing on the Bay and looked at the CRAB Skipper and said, "Thank you for taking me the farthest I have ever been from my wheelchair and the memories that put me in it." It almost makes your cry. But really, it should make you smile knowing that CRAB is doing this 1,000 times a year for persons with disabilities. I am not asking you to give until it hurts. Rather I would like for you to give until it makes you feel good. I greatly appreciate your support and assistance with this fundraising challenge.