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BoatU.S. To Provide Loaner Life Jackets for Kids During The Fall Annapolis Boat Shows

Date: August 25, 2022

For immediate release | August 25, 2022 | Annapolis, MD – The non-profit BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has announced its commitment to supplying loaner life jackets to children attending both the United States Powerboat Show October 6 through 9 and United States Sailboat Show presented by West Marine October 13 through 17. This joint effort comes from the foundation’s strong position on boater safety.

Showgoers both big and small will walk miles of floating docks displaying the latest models from top manufacturers from around the world. Sitting proudly in and around Ego Alley, which connects directly to the Chesapeake Bay, these docks give attendees an authentic boat show experience and provide a perfect platform to highlight the importance of wearing a life jacket when on or around the water.

“We are grateful to the BoatU.S. Foundation for providing our boating families peace of mind as they enjoy the hundreds of boats on display and great sea trial experiences for back-to-back show weekends,“ said Sheila Jones, General Manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows.

“Our Life Jacket Loaner Program helps kids and vessel operators when they need it the most to ensure there is a right-sized life jacket on every youngster aboard,” said Alanna Keating, BoatUS Foundation Director of Outreach.

Life jacket pick up will be available at the BoatU.S. booth on the BoatU.S. Bridge. Admission to the Boat Show starts at just $22 for general admission when you purchase in advance. Visit annapolisboatshows.com to purchase tickets and plan your visit.


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