Kid Quest addresses the needs of children with severe disabilities in a collaborative model with private organizations, parents, and public schools working together. Individuals will benefit from support in the areas of nutrition, educational therapies, and alternative education.
Founded on the belief that recreation, fun, challenge, and access to the outdoors are an essential part of a healthy and fulfilling life, Shared Adventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with disabilities.
During the warmer months, Pacific Sail donates a yacht for sailing excursions for the Kid Quest and Shared Adventure participants, monthly. Kid Quest and Shared Adventure do pay our Captain a nominal fee. Any donations contributed to Kid Quest or Shared Adventure for this program would be greatly appreciated.
The Bridge of Hope Disability Sailing Program
Sponsored by The Bridge of Hope Foundation and Pacific Sail
About the Program
In July of 1999, The Bridge of Hope Disability Sailing Program was established in Santa Cruz California for the purpose of providing both young people and adults with disabilities the opportunity of experiencing the exhilaration and freedom that sailing offers.
Sailboats and USCG licensed skippers are provided for the program by Pacific Sail owned and operated by Mr. Marc Kraft. Pacific Sail is located at 790 Mariner Park Way at the Santa Cruz Harbor.
The Bridge of Hope Foundation a nonpolitical, nonsectarian tax exempt nonprofit 501c organization. The mission of the organization is to provide a variety of services for disabled and disadvantaged individuals. Members of the organization wish to offer people with disabilities involvement with sailing, believing that such can provide them with much pleasure and opportunities for development of independence and personal growth.
Many people who have taken part in the Disability Sailing Program have told us that the sailing experiences they have enjoyed with us have been some of their greatest adventures. We are excited about expanding the Program to enable more people with disabilities to be able to experience the joy of sailing.
Disabled persons taking part in the Sailing Program are not required to pay any fees. Our ability to expand and develop the program as desired will depend upon available funding. Persons involved in the organization are donating both time, effort and money to make the Program work. Your contribution is urgently needed. Any support you offer will be greatly appreciated.
The Masters Art Glass Connection
Masters Art Glass produces quality etched glass gift items as well as other Art Glass creations utilizing leaded, fusing and slumping techniques. While our operation is a “for profit business”, we have a special mission that enables us to create value that exceeds that of just monetary gain.
Like all of us, people with disabilities want to feel useful, needed and as independent as their circumstances permit. From experience, we know that many people with disabilities can be very responsible, productive workers. It is the mission of Masters Art Glass to develop a successful company that will employ disabled and disadvantaged individuals. We see our mission as being a socially responsible one and have hopes that other business owners might catch and share our vision.
All profits produced by Masters Art Glass beyond administrative and owners modest salary costs are donated to the Bridge of Hope Foundation and other similar projects that work to help the disability community and disadvantaged people. In addition to The Sailing Program, Masters Art Glass profits donated to The Bridge of Hope Foundation goes to provide Children and adults with disabilities Camp Scholarships, wheelchairs and adaptive handcycles.
How You Can Help
Volunteer to help transfer disabled participants in and out of boats
Purchase Masters Art Glass gift items to provide support for people with disabilities
Donate and provide much needed financial support
Let Us Hear From You If…
You are a disabled person and would like to schedule a sail with us
You wish to volunteer your services
You wish to order etched gift items or custom work from Masters Art Glass
You would like to provide financial support (contributions are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a Bridge of Hope Foundation Receipt)
OR if you need additional information regarding Pacific Yachting & Sailing, The Disability Sailing Program, The Bridge of Hope Foundation, Masters Art Glass
Thank you for your interest in helping us to, “Build a bridge between people in need and people who care!”
Clarke L. Masters
Bridge of Hope Foundation, President
Masters Art Glass, Co-owner
Pacific Sailing is an accredited American Sailing Association sailing school and yacht charter company with a fleet of 10 sailing yachts from 27-46 feet. We offer all levels of sailing instruction, Team Building Regattas, Skippered Charters, and Bareboat Charters.