The 2019 Regatta Beneficiaries
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
The mission of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is to help build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people living in America’s most distressed communities. The Ripken Foundation uses sports-themed youth development programs to help at-risk youth face emotional and circumstantial challenges that prevent them from reaching their potential in life.
Learn more at ripkenfoundation.org.
Share Food Program
The Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education and advocacy. Our core values are to fight hunger, expand access to healthy nourishing food and create partnerships that help to reduce food poverty in our region. Throughout the year Share helps thousands of vulnerable families avoid hunger.
Learn more at sharefoodprogram.org.
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. The only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia and one of the top Paralympic sports clubs in the country, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes of all ages by offering a variety of competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs.
Learn more at sportable.org.
The Samaritan Women
The Samaritan Women is a Christian ministry, founded in 2007, as the first residential program in Maryland to serve victims of domestic sex trafficking. The Samaritan Women has developed as one of the most stable programs in the nation. The organization is recognized as a contributor to understanding how to care for survivors of the trauma inflicted by childhood sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Learn more at instituteforsheltercare.org.
Zaching Against Cancer Foundation
The Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF) improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers in Maryland by providing support through direct patient services and programs, scholarships and grants. ZACF funds services that take care of the little things that make a big difference for people affected by cancer.
Learn more at zachingagainstcancer.org.