Southold, NY - July 29, 2014 - Sea Tow® has received a $5,000 donation from Anheuser Busch and local Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose to fund the Sea Tow Foundation’s 42 Life Jacket Loaner Stations at the locations across Long Island.
The funding is made possible through a partnership between Sea Tow Services International, Inc., the leading provider of non-emergency on-water assistance, Clare Rose and American brewing giant Anheuser-Busch of St. Louis, Mo. This is the second donation from Clare Rose and Anheuser-Busch, which will enable the non-profit Sea Tow Foundation to continue to make life jackets available to the public free of charge at these 42 Life Jacket Loaner Stands.
The Sea Tow Foundation’s national Life Jacket Loaner Station program allows boaters to borrow life jackets to replace missing, damaged or ill-fitting personal flotation devices (PFDs), or to use for extra guests on board their boats. For more information and a list of Life Jacket Loaner Stations in the U.S., please visit boatingsafety.com and click on “Safety Resources”.
“We want to thank Anheuser-Busch and Clare Rose for their generous donation in support of safe boating in our area,” said Captain Joe Frohnhoefer. “In addition to encouraging boaters to wear life jackets, we ask all boaters to be courteous on the water to other boaters and to Designate a Sober Skipper. We want to do what we can to help reduce preventable accidents and have a safer 2014 boating season.”
Added Sean Rose, President of Clare Rose, “We are proud to contribute to Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program in our area. We encourage all boaters to wear life jackets when out on the water and boat responsibly.”
Boating safety always has been Sea Tow’s number-one priority, which is what led Sea Tow Founder and CEO, Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer to establish the Sea Tow Foundation in 2007. “Sea Tow offers many innovative, free boating safety and information services to the public,” said Capt. Frohnhoefer. “These include our popular Sea Tow App for iPhones and Android smartphones and Sea Tow’s Automated Radio Check Service, in addition to the Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station Program.”
About Sea Tow
Sea Tow Services International Inc. is the nation's leading on-water assistance provider for boaters. Established in 1983 by Founder & CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow serves members inland to the coast throughout the United States, Europe, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For a full list of membership benefits, how to become a Sea Tow member or to inquire about becoming a Sea Tow franchise owner, please visit seatow.com. Sea Tow also offers free boating safety information including the Sea Tow App for smartphones, Sea Tow's Automated Radio Check Service, and the nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation's Life Jacket Loaner Station program.
About the Sea Tow Foundation
In 2007, Sea Tow Founder and CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer created the Sea Tow Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – to promote safe boating practices. The Foundation’s goal is to reduce accidents, fatalities and property damage related to recreational boating.
Anheuser-Busch and its employees build on a legacy of corporate social responsibility by focusing on three key areas: promoting alcohol responsibility, preserving and protecting the environment and supporting local communities. In the past three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers have committed more than $980 million in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving. Anheuser-Busch reduced total water use at its breweries by 40 percent in the last five years and the company has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. Since 1997, Anheuser-Busch and its Foundation have invested in local communities through donations of nearly $515 million to charitable organizations. The company also has provided more than 72 million cans of drinking water to people impacted by natural and other disasters since 1988. Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit anheuser-busch.com.
Pictured Above: Clare Rose, Inc. President & CEO Sean Rose and Sea Tow Founder & CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer during the check presentation
Pictured Below: Nikki Dougherty, Clare Rose; Kristen Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow; Georgia Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow; Sean Rose, Clare Rose; Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, Sea Tow; Capt. Joseph Frohnhoefer III, Sea Tow; Trish Lemery, Clare Rose.