The Youth Sailing Foundation believes that sailing is an adventure for a lifetime and works hard all year long to help provide Indian River County youth with educational, recreational, and competitive opportunities to enjoy the sport and learn the life skills which accompany it. Every year, 130 children who might not otherwise be exposed to sailing are introduced to the sport and have the opportunity to build confidence, discipline, responsibility, and leadership while learning to rig and pilot their own sailboats on the beautiful Indian River Lagoon. It provides many of the involved youth an opportunity to enjoy the waterways which are close to home but often feel out of reach for children who live in our beautiful, coastal community. The March Dyer Difference Award in Indian River County helps support the mission of the Youth Sailing Foundation and its upcoming Rock the Boat Benefit Gala.
The Dyer Difference Award is all about celebrating the beauty and kindness in our midst. For the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff, the award and the $6,000 in donations made monthly between the St. Lucie and Indian River Counties are all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions. If you’d like to nominate a non-profit organization for the Dyer Difference Award, please visit http://www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.