Dear Sailing Center Supporters
John and Sue Krezoski are challenging you to donate: They will match, dollar for dollar, up to $7,000 given to the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center over this week, from Monday December 10 through December 14, 2018.
This Raise the Sails campaign is focused on purchasing the new Youth Fleet boat, the Catalina 14.2, by matching your gifts!
Just think! Every dollar you give today up to $7,000 – which is the base cost of one new boat for our Youth Programs - will be generously matched, so that your donation is doubled! $50 becomes $100; $100 turns into $200; $500 is raised to $1,000—you get the idea. You can even triple your money if your employer has a matching gifts program! Imagine putting three teams on the field against one!
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center offers introductory sailing classes for adults, youth, and children. For more experienced sailors, our courses include intermediate and advanced classes introducing different types of boats and equipment such as spinnakers.
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center owns and maintains over 60 boats and members have no-charge access to the fleet after they successfully demonstrate basic sailing skills and earn a rating. The Sailing Center also offers private boat owners boat and dinghy storage, mast stepping, launching and haul-out services.
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center collaborates with area nonprofit social service agencies (Boys and Girls Club, Neighborhood House, YMCA, Milwaukee County Executive Office for Persons with Disabilities, etc.) to provide inner city and other disadvantaged at-risk children and youth with the opportunity to use the lessons of sailing to impact their futures. Using sailing as a tool, these students develop basic living skills such as decision-making, teamwork, critical thinking and on-the-spot-problem-solving in a natural setting, to sail help build self-esteem and self-confidence. Students also learn about water safety; how wind and weather affects sailing skills and, of course, also develop a sincere appreciation for Lake Michigan.
With its beautiful lakefront setting, the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center offers the perfect venue for your next event. Whether you're looking to host your next corporate event, or are looking for an unforgettable setting for your wedding, we offer a spacious upstairs venue with beautiful views on three sides, as well as outdoor space for open air or tented events.