Charity Boat Build for Shriners Hospital for Children: “Alaska Patient Travel Fund” Proves Philanthropy is Strong
Precision Boatworks in Sitka, Alaska built the charity boat for the Shriners Hospital for Children “Alaska Patient Travel Fund”.
“I have been working for Precision Boatworks for over 18 years and I would have to say, I really enjoyed building this boat because I knew the reason behind it. It wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t give praise to my brother Paul Audette, for helping me build this boat. I would also like to thank Rigid Industries LED Lighting for going above and beyond for helping out this years, Shriners Hospital for Children “Alaska Patient Travel Fund,” Deuce Audette, Shop Foreman at Precision Boatworks, said. “Rigid’s generosity was a huge part of the fundraiser’s success.”
The charity boat build was indeed the staple of the fundraiser’s success. Priced at $20 a piece, the Shriners Hospital for Children “Alaska Patient Travel Fund” ended up selling 7,500 tickets for the charity boat drawing. The charity boat itself totaled an amazing $150,000 in donations for the Shriners Hospital for Children Alaska Patient Travel Fund.”
“The total amount raised for the Shriners Hospital for Children “Alaska Patient Travel Fund” was $120,000.00! We are so overwhelmed for all the donations,” Audette said.
Rigid Industries LED Lighting, donated LED lights to the charity boat build for the Shriners Hospital for Children “Alaska Patient Travel Fund.”
The charity boat build included; three D-Series Duallys and a 30” E-Series Combo LED light. The charity boat was put up for a chance to win at the recent Shriners Hospital for Children “Alaska Patient Travel Fund” fundraising event.
Shriners Hospital for Children “Alaska Patient Travel Fund,” was set up to allow families of a loved one living in Alaska who do not have the financial requirements, travel to one of the 22 Shriners Hospital for Children in North America to receive treatment. The Alaska Patient Travel Fund is a vital part of the Shriners Hospital for Children fundraising.
More information about the Shriners Hospitals for Children: The Shriners Hospital for Children is a network of 22 medical facilities across North America. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the hospitals, known as “The World’s Greatest Philanthropy,” are owned and operated by Shriners International, formerly known as the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a Freemasonry-related organization simply known today as the Shriners. Patients must be minors under the age of 18 and are not required to have any familial affiliation with the Shriners order nor Freemasonry.
For more information regarding the Shriners Hospitals for Children visit https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
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