Continuing for a fifth year, Yankee Boating Center (www.Yankeeboat.com) located on Lake George, NY will hold a fundraising event during the weekend of Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, at their Marina location in Diamond Point, NY.
The event hopes to raise funds for the Glens Falls Hospital, specifically this year the COVID-19 Support Fund (Glens Falls Hospital COVID-19 Support Fund) along with additional local charities. The event also hopes to bring friends and family together for the weekend to enjoy boating on Lake George during a beautiful Fall day.
Similar to years past, Yankee Boating Center is taking 50% off of their regular boat rental rates for the benefit. Rentals for the weekend start at $96.50 for 2 hours and go up based on boat size and duration of rental. (See rate chart for pricing and gas is additional).
The benefit will start on Saturday morning at 9:00 am through 4:30 pm both days with free coffee and snacks to be provided in the morning for all boat renters. More information on the event can also be found on Yankeeboat.com and BoatingForBabies.com. Yankee Boating Center is currently taking rental boat reservations for the weekend at their rental location at 3910 Lake Shore Dr., Diamond Point, NY; interested renters should call (518) 668-5696.
The Glens Falls Hospital Joyce Stock Snuggery completed a large renovation project in 2018 adding new birthing units and renovated existing birthing suites to provide new families with the comforts of home. The Joyce Stock Snuggery has been the area’s leading family-focused birthing center for nearly 30 years.
New to the event last year a portion of the funds raised went to local charities near and dear to the Yankee Boating Center’s staff, some of which include:
- Family Services Association of Glens Falls
- American Cancer Society
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- SPCA of Upstate NY
- St. Judes Children’s Hospital
- Shriners Children’s Hospital
- Susan G Komen for the Cure
- Saratoga County Animal Shelter
- Open Door Soup Kitchen
- WAIT House – Glens Falls
- Prospect Center
- Council For Prevention
- The Giving Circle
Andrew Brodie, General Manager of Yankee Boating Center, provided this statement about the event. “We are looking forward to another successful year of Boating For Babies and are grateful to the wonderful community that supports us.”
Yankee Boating Center is a family-owned and operated marine, retail, and service business that has been serving New York’s Capital District and Adirondack Regions since 1966, when Bob and Sheila Brodie began selling small dinghies and sailboats out of a small garage near Amsterdam, NY.
Today, after 50 years in business, Yankee is a multi-million dollar company proudly offering a full line of the highest quality boats including Key West Boats, Lund, and Monterey.
Yankee Boating Center hopes that local families and friends can take advantage of this event and come out to enjoy the lake during one of the most beautiful time of the year.