SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY CORPORATE INTERACTIVE HAS BECOME A PROUD SPONSOR OF SAILORS WITH DISABILITIES (SWD), A NOT-FOR-PROFIT DEDICATED TO CHANGING SOCIETY’S PERCEPTION OF THE DISABLED. SWD ALSO ENCOURAGES PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO SEE THEIR SITUATION IN A NEW LIGHT.
SWD creates the opportunity for thousands of people with disabilities to enter one of the most gruelling sailing races in the world from Sydney to Hobart. SWD began racing in February 1994 with the 50th Sydney to Hobart Race – the first time a fully disabled crew ever sailed in a race on the ocean. Although it started out as a one-time event, it became an annual event and SWD was formed.
The heart of the SWD community is the people who continue to volunteer and to engage with and mentor young sailors. By volunteering their time, these individuals become Creators of Change within the community. Volunteers are not required to know how to sail in order to make a difference. Volunteering efforts include:
- Recruiting members
- Looking after boats
- Taking photographs
- Writing Blogs
SWD runs several programs for disabled and disadvantaged kids and adults. Try Sail is an introductory program that gives individuals the opportunity to steer the boat while learning basic sailing skills. The Winds of Change program engages learners in new ways through sailing. During July and August, the Northern Campaign provides coastal training, ocean racing and harbor sailing to schools in Northern NSW.
In addition to all of the programs for individuals with disabilities, SWD makes it clear how much volunteering matters to their organization with Carers Days. Volunteers who give their lives to caring for those who are disabled or disadvantaged are able to go out on the water and receive recognition for their service.
Win a Brand New Yacht While Supporting SWD
SWD participates in many fundraising activities to finance their programs. The current fundraiser is also the largest activity to date: Team Windcraft’s Raffle. They are raffling a brand new 34′ Hanse yacht worth over $250,000, and covered by 12 months of Marine Insurance.
The raffle is an amazing opportunity to win a brand new yacht that’s ready to sail, and give money to a worthy cause at the same time. Each ticket is $100, and there are only 5,000 total tickets available. Raffle tickets will be sold until August 31, 2014.
Sponsorships are an essential part of funding the SWD organization. Corporate Interactive is excited to be able to play a role in SWD and to support the amazing acts they perform every day. At Corporate Interactive, showing support for local vendors and organizations is central to our belief that working together is a key ingredient to success.
As a leading application software development company, Corporate Interactive always strives to provide the very best in mobile solutions and custom software development. We handle all aspects of software development, from concept creation to strategic consulting.
For more information about Corporate Interactive sponsorships, or to find out about our many quality services, please visit our website or contact us at 1-300-622-553.