As a part of its continuous dedication to democratize the boating expertise, Brunswick Corporation has made a sizeable donation to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The donation will assist broaden fishing and boating entry to Hispanic communities who’ve historically been underrepresented in these actions.
“We’re grateful for Brunswick’s support of the Education Fund’s mission,” mentioned Rachel Auslander, senior supervisor of enterprise improvement of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). “Brunswick’s donation demonstrates their dedication to ensuring the water is open and inclusive to all Americans.”
Since the Education Fund was based in 2014, Hispanic participation in fishing has risen 37% to 4.8 million anglers in keeping with the 2021 Special Report on Fishing. Yet the Hispanic participation charge nonetheless lags behind the nationwide charge.
Common boundaries to fishing for Hispanic and members are lack of entry to a ship, lack of information as to the place to fish and boat close by, not figuring out anybody else who fishes, and bills.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with RBFF and the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund as we honor the Hispanic communities by providing opportunities for increased participation,” mentioned Lee Gordon, Brunswick’s vp of world communications and public relations. “We remain dedicated to elevating the boating experience for all and applaud RBFF for its continued commitment to bringing more people on the water.”
In February 2021, RBFF awarded grants totaling over $106,000 to 16 applications in eight states as a part of the Education Fund’s sixth grant cycle.