As an all-volunteer 501(c) 3 tax deductible educational Foundation, we are dedicated to putting a smile on a child's face by providing grants for a week-long Sailing Camp to children through the Boys and Girls Club in Burlington, Vermont. The majority of our grants are approved for children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn how to sail because of financial and other personal restraints. Working with the International Sailing Center, which is where Benjo worked for fourteen summers, we want to honor his passion for sailing by exposing adolescents to the joys of sailing and possibly building a passion of their own while helping them build self-confidence.
Equally important to our Learn to Sail Program is educating our students about the dangers of prolonged breath-holding while swimming and playing underwater breath-holding games, which can lead to a shallow water blackout.
This websire has been designed to encourage the financial support of our organization to help us put a smile on a child's face, and raise awareness about the dangers of prolonged breath-holding and children playing breath-holding games while swimming.
Live Like Benjo Foundation’s Board of Directors.