Life Sail Welcomes Laura Dekker, The Youngest Person To Sail Around The World Solo

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MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 – Life Sailâ„¢, a Los Angeles based non-profit dedicated to impacting the lives of children in under-served communities through their boat building and sailing programs, is hosting their premier fundraising gala at the Marina Del Rey Marriott on Saturday, February 24th beginning at 5:45pm. Guests of honor include Laura Dekker, the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo by age sixteen, the Ullman Racing Team and the Consulate of New Zealand.

A VIP Meet and Greet & private cocktail reception with Laura Dekker will be available for select donors. A VIP ticket includes dinner, a private meet and greet with Laura Dekker and a signed copy of her book, “One Girl, One Dream”. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to send children in LA's under-served communities to Life Sail's summer camps and weekend programs. During the evening, attendees will also have an opportunity to win items through the silent auction including a sunset sail, discovery flight to Catalina and golf pro putting lessons.

“As a result of completing our programs, students' leadership, communication skills, grades and self-esteem have improved! It's incredible to watch the lives of thousands of children transform as they complete our programs. My goal is to grow Life Sail so we can continuing serving thousands of children in Los Angeles and throughout the globe. Together, we really can make a difference,” says Matt Schulz, Director and Founder of Life Sail, Inc.

Life Sail, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2003, teaches the importance of life skills, teamwork and leadership, through sailing and boat-building activities. They are one of few operations on the west coast implementing Reach, U.S. Sailing's STEM Program and Environmental Education Initiative aligned to National Education Standards, offering character and life-skill building activities to under-served children throughout the year. They've served over 5,000 children in LA county. Instilling a can-do philosophy, building self-confidence and determination through sailing and water navigation is the organization's goal. As kids grow in the program, they are given increasing responsibility. As a result, grades improve, and long-term life goals are established and pursued.

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