St. Mary’s College of Maryland Varsity Sailing Coach Adam Werblow will be honored by the MRYC Foundation.
The MRYC Foundation is seeking grant applications from non-profit organizations engaged in youth-oriented competitive sailing, rowing and swimming, and maritime-focused educational activities in the Chesapeake Bay region. Applications may be accessed and downloaded at mrycfoundation.org or by writing MRYC Foundation, 606A North Talbot Street, Suite 115, St. Michaels, MD 21663. The application deadline for the Fall 2013 grants cycle is October 15, 2013.
The Foundation, formed in 2010 as an independent tax-exempt charitable foundation, has to date granted $83,822 to 17 non-profit organizations for scholarships, equipment, boats and operating expenses. The organizations have been based throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in Annapolis. The MRYC Foundation is supported by approximately 250 individual, foundation and corporate donors who make its grants possible, and by the proceeds from its annual Awards Dinner.
This year’s third Awards Dinner, sponsored by Brown Advisory of Baltimore, will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 6-9 p.m. at the Miles River YC in St. Michaels. Supporters are urged to make their reservations now for this perennially sold-out event, which will honor Adam Werblow, Head Varsity Sailing Coach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. As America’s most successful collegiate sailing coach, Werblow is completing his 25th season at St. Mary’s with 15 national titles against the best sailing teams in the country.
These include the 2010 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship and the 2009 ICSA/GILL Co-ed National Dingy Sailing Championship, considered the Super Bowl of intercollegiate sailing. St. Mary’s placed second at the Team Race National Championship last May, even beating National Champion Yale in the last race of the day.
Werblow has coached nearly 150 All-American sailors and three Olympians in his illustrious career, including an Olympic Silver Medalist and two Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year. St. Mary’s College is widely seen as one of the premier sailing programs in the country. Coach Werblow has also served eight times as Head Coach of the U.S. Youth Worlds Team, winning Gold and Silver Medals, and was named as the Developmental Coach of the Year by U.S. Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee.
Reservations may be made for the Awards Dinner at $100 per person or $800 for a table of eight, by emailing the Foundation at [email protected], telephoning 410-921-6792, or by writing MRYC Foundation, 606A North Talbot Street, Suite 115, St. Michaels, MD 21663. The event will include a reception with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and drink, a gourmet dinner, a Silent and Live Auction, the presentation of the colors by the Easton High School Navy JROTC, nautical and patriotic music by the Wye Choral Scholars of the Wye Conservatory of Music, and the award presentation and response by Coach Werblow.