Scorpion Bay Marina invites you to promote water safety and life jackets by participating in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day.
Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating and water enthusiasts can participate on Friday, May 20, 2022.
This fun day is part of National Safe Boating week and the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.
“We can’t emphasize enough the importance of always wearing a life jacket when you’re on the water,” said Scorpion Bay Marina General Manager Lynn Lovelady. “Even the most experienced water enthusiasts can run into trouble and wearing a life jacket is an easy way to make sure you and your family stay safe.”
Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the National Safe Boating Council, a nonprofit dedicated to helping create a safe boating experience for all boaters and the lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign, said being safe is always a win-win situation.
“Bring the fun on Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! No matter your age, this is a great opportunity to share with others your love for boating – and be entered for a chance to win a prize,” she said.
Here’s how to participate:
1. Wear a life jacket wherever you work
2. Snap a picture
3. Post the picture on social media with the hashtag #wearyourlifejacketatworkday
4. Tag the Safe Boating Campaign (@boatingcampaign)
5. Tag Scorpion Bay (@Scorpionbayaz)
Boaters will randomly be selected to win prizes from the Safe Boating Campaign throughout the day.
U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2020, and that 86% of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.
There are many options for boaters when it comes to choosing a life jacket. When selecting a life jacket, a boater should check that it is U.S. Coast Guard approved, appropriate for the water activity, and fits properly.
National Safe Boating Week will take place following Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day from May 21-27, 2022. During this week, the Safe Boating Campaign will provide daily tips for boaters on social media. Follow the Safe Boating Campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @boatingcampaign.
The Safe Boating Campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The campaign offers a variety of free and paid resources to support local boating safety education efforts.
Learn more at www.safeboatingcampaign.com.
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