Update from the Founder and President
Following 15 years of running programs, with an alumni base of 121 PADI certified divers, we are proud of what we have accomplished and are enjoying another good year.
On Thursday, May 30th, we held our first ever event in Denver, CO, co-hosted by Stay-Focused board member, Joe Rooney, and friend of Stay-Focused Brian Deevy. With very generous support from the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, we had more than 20 guests learning about Stay-Focused and asking excellent questions about our plans going forward. Based on the success of this event, we plan to host an event in Denver each year, with the objective of finding teens with disabilities from Denver and the broader Colorado community for our programs. More information about our event is available on our event page.
This summer, we’ll be running four, week-long programs in Cayman with about 30 teens and young adults with disabilities diving with us. We’ll run the first two programs from the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, where we started running programs in 2017, and the last two from the Grand Cayman Marriott (our host hotel for 11 years.) We are grateful for the support we receive from these two very generous sponsors, Red Sail Sports, our diving operations partner, and all the other sponsors who support our programs in Cayman.
On November 3, we will field a Charity Partner team in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Building on the success of last year’s team, we will have five runners committed to completing the 26.2-mile course and raising funds for our programs. We have already confirmed three runners, including me, and, ideally, will confirm two more runners shortly. Please show your support for Team Stay-Focused 2019 by donating from our event page.
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Founder and President, Stay-Focused