NEWPORT, R.I. (May 10, 2016) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is happy to announce its sponsors for 2016. The 14th edition of The Clagett will be supported by returning sponsors Fiduciary Trust International, American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Innovative Construction Inc, Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission and The Horance A. Kimball & S. Ella Kimball Foundation. Joining this years sponsors at the Silver level are Alice and Bruce Whelihan and at Bronze level Barbara and Richard Bohan.
Clagett President and co-founder Judy McLennan commented, " We are so appreciative of the sponsors who are supporting The Clagett in 2016. Many of these companies and individuals have been with The Clagett for many years and their ongoing support has allowed the organization to grow and expand the services we offer to adaptive sailors from across the USA and international sailors as well. As we look forward to holding the 14th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta I am reminded of my father, Tom Clagett's words, to "Reach for Success". The Clagett sponsors help us provide the opportunity for the sailors to do just that".
"For the sixth consecutive year, AIG is proud to be a sponsor for North America’s premier event for sailors with disabilities. We support the sailors, coaches and organizers who make this one of the most inspirational and competitive events in sailing today," commented Sean Blue, Head of Global Watercraft for Global Consumer Insurance at AIG.
"Working with the participants at The Clagett over the last seven years has given me a deep respect for the sailors who take part. The sailors do not see that they have a disability and they are some of the most productive people I know. My daughter is completely enchanted with the sailors and amazed by their ability to live life to the fullest", remarked Randy Gifford, owner of Innovative Construction Inc.