With only 100 tickets available at $100 each, the Dive Pirates Foundation invites anyone who believes in supporting adaptive diving and wouldn’t mind winning a 7 night, 17 boat dive trip for two to any of Reef Divers Resorts to purchase a raffle ticket.
“We can’t thank Clearly Cayman and Reef Divers enough for sponsoring this raffle and being such strong supporters of Dive Pirates as well as adaptive diving as a whole,” exclaimed the Dive Pirates Foundation President Tyler Brandes. “This is an amazing prize and we will announce the winner during our upcoming Ball, our largest fundraiser of the year, February 18th. Those purchasing raffle tickets do not need to be present to win, the Golden Ticket raffle is designed to be a fun way for pirates and supporters around the nation to participate and support the 2023 recipients preparing for a life-changing adventure.”
Speaking of pirates around the nation, the foundation just released a heat map showing its impact in the past 18 years, a true testament to the relationships Dive Pirates has made with dive centers who want to share adaptive diving in their communities. Dive centers with adaptive dive instructors are encouraged to reach out to their local veterans and associations in the community to find recipients, and assist prospective recipients to apply to the foundation.
Another way people can participate remotely with the Dive Pirates Ball is to bid in the silent auction, opening February 11 and closing the night of the ball.
“We are happy to say our event sold out, however having opportunities for all of our pirates to bid and feel part of the evening is important to us,” Brandes continued.
The Foundation relies on this event to support its year-around effort to empower the lives of those whose mobility has changed due to combat, accident or disease. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to make an impact with a general donation.
The Dive Pirates Foundation a 501(c)3 organization, positively impacts the lives of its recipients; injured military, first responders, law enforcement and others with mobile disabilities, by welcoming them into adaptive scuba diving which fosters accomplishment, self-worth and community. The Foundation trains, equips and conducts dive trips year-round to calm, warm-water locations for the safety of those with spinal cord injuries, networking with facilities willing to empower all participants with compassion and adaptation for a positive experience diving, team building and networking.