Community Sailing on the Rez
The JYC Foundation dba Community Sailing on the Rez is a community based non-profit that promotes the sport of sailing on the Jackson Reservoir (Fed. Tax ID No. 46-3690710: Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law).
The Foundation’s mission places a special emphasis on supporting youth sailing and swimming. The Foundation grants funds for scholarships and equipment for the community youth Sailing and Swimming Camp at JYC, to support sailboat racing programs on the Rez, and youth participation at regattas of the GYA held throughout the region. Community Sailing on the Rez also funds Spring and Fall First Sail Days to invite first time sailors from across the community to get on a sailboat and try the sport. The Foundation's goal for 2019 is to establish a Sailing Instruction Center. The Foundation is a member of the First Sail program of US Sailing and has established the Jackson Reservoir as an official First Sail location. The Foundation raises funds through donations, memorial gifts, and at a Mardi Gras $10,000 Drawdown party held in February each year as the Foundation’s primary fundraiser.
Robert P. Wise, Chairman Otis Johnson, Chairman Emeritus
Bishop Blackwell, Vice Chairman
Joe Buzhardt, Treasurer
Suzanne Sharpe Wise, Secretary
Dillon Allen, Director
A. Dale Currie, Jr., Director
Joe C. Gibbs, Jr., Director
Jim Leggette, Director
Tina Martin, Director