Donation advances Sail Newport's Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center
Sail Newport, the non-profit sailing organization located in Fort Adams State Park, announced that 11th Hour Racing has awarded a grant of $1 million to its fundraising Campaign for Blue Space. The funds will be used for a new facility and the expansion of marine educational programming. 11th Hour Racing is a Newport-based program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, working to promote sustainability through the platform of sailing. Using three main areas of engagement: grants, sponsorships, and ambassadors, 11th Hour Racing supports efforts that improve ocean health through innovative solutions and programs.
"We established 11th Hour Racing to bring our Foundation's
focus of promoting the
Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read says, "The 11th
Hour Racing grant will help us carry through our goals to build
A Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center, will be held on Monday, September 12 at 4:30 p.m.
The new building will be LEED-compliant, environmentally
sustainable and will be powered by renewable energy. The new building will
include fifty or more solar panels, energy-efficient fixtures and systems, and
eco-friendly and recycled materials, both on the interior and the exterior of
the building. In addition, a rain harvesting system will be installed to
Sail Newport and 11th Hour Racing have partnered before on
sustainability, sailing and marine education programs. 11th Hour Racing was a
Jeremy Pochman, co-founder of 11th Hour Racing
Sail Newport Commitment to Sustainability
Inspired by 11th Hour Racing, Sail Newport has implemented a
wide array of sustainable initiatives from recycling and composting at events, to
the establishment of center-wide Green Team to reduce environmental impacts
from all operations, to
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