Inagural Breakfast for Boats Benefit a Big Hit!

Last Thursday, The Center for Wooden Boats held it’s first annual benefit breakfast. The event was a huge success and raised over $22,000 in support of CWB’s hands-on educational programs for kids of all ages. The event was held at REI in Seattle, with a beautiful view of the sun lighting up Queen Anne Hill and Lake Union. Portage Bay Cafe provided the breakfast and beverages, and the program included knot tying (a sheet bend, to be precise) by Dennis Armstrong and a keynote speech by Peter Steinbrueck.

A big thank you to the Master of Ceremonies, Sally Bagshaw, and our event Co-Chairs, Dan McGrady of Vulcan and Rob Sendak of REI. We are also grateful to our event sponsors for all of their support: Preg O’Donnell and Gillett, Portage Bay Cafe, REI, and Vulcan.

We were also fortunate that a new CWB volunteer, Mitch Reinitz, donated his time and talents to be the official photographer of the event. Thank you, Mitch. See more of Mitch’s work on his website, eMeLaR Photography.

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