• Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville presents a check to Captain Sandy Charities

    The boat club matched funds from its employee Christmas pool to give to the nonprofit             

    Jacksonville, Fla., March 14, 2023 – Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville co-owner Lisa Almeida presented a check for $9,000 to Captain Sandy Yawn for Captain Sandy’s Charities. The donation was a match from the employee Christmas pool. Each year, the executive team for FBC Jacksonville collects donations from members for its dock staff and then matches the collection which is given to the staff as a holiday bonus. In addition to matching the donation for staff, the company also matched the donation with a gift to charity.
    “Our members are so generous and appreciative of our staff and we wanted to pay it forward by also donating to a worthy cause, like Captain Sandy’s Charities,” said Almeida. “We have partnered with Captain Sandy in the past and the work she does for the maritime world is amazing. We hope this donation will help her continue her mission to help people who need it most.”
    Captain Sandy Yawn is a renowned superyacht captain, international speaker and television personality on Bravo TV’s Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean. She established her nonprofit, Captain Sandy’s Charities, to promote awareness and funding of behavioral health assistance, developmental disability services, environmental education and maritime employment opportunities. Her charity’s mission has a particular focus on low income and at-risk populations. Captain Sandy’s desire is to help those who helped her throughout her life, and to promote equitable access to programs that provide direct services, meaningful opportunities and life changing options.
    About Freedom Boat Club
    Freedom Boat Club, owned by Brunswick, is the largest membership-based boating club in the world. It is an alternative to boat ownership delivering hassle-free boating since 1989. Freedom Boat Club provides unlimited access at three local locations, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville, Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine, as well as reciprocal access to more than 380 locations in 34 states, Canada, Europe and Australia. Members can enjoy the fun of boating without the stress through a variety of membership options. For more information, visit www.freedomboatclub.com.