Freedom Boat Club yesterday received the National Safe Boating Council’s Community Impact Award for the club Boat safe. Have fun. initiative.
The Community Impact Award, part of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit Communications Awards program, honors advocates who identify creative ways to educate the public about safety on and in the water.
Cecil Cohn, president of the Freedom Boat Club Network, said the award reinforces the network’s dedication to safety and NSBC’s focus on awareness.
“This award represents our long-standing commitment to creating strong, practical training programs and making safety a top priority within our passionate community of more than 70,000 members,” Cohn said. in a report yesterday.
Established in 2004, Freedom’s Boat safe. Have fun. The initiative requires each participant to complete 4 hours of on-water orientation with an NSBC-certified instructor. To date, Freedom’s training has reached over 70,000 members and approximately 200,000 member guests.
“We have been impressed by the number of boating community leaders doing extensive outreach across the country. This year has brought particularly strong and creative outreach initiatives that have had a significant impact,” said Peg Phillips, Executive Director of NSBC.
The IBWSS Annual Communications Awards were presented at the 2022 Water Security Summit in Washington DC