Northeast Community Credit Union donated $300 to the Watauga Lake Sailing Club to help sponsor the upcoming Veteran’s Regatta on June 8 at 12 p.m.
The Club treats local veterans to a day on the lake. They can either help crew on a sailboat or take a ride on a pontoon.
“We work with the Mountain Home VA in Johnson City. They bus the veterans over to us,” said Anita Remme, Watauga Lake Sailing Club. “And all veterans are welcome to participate, but they must contact us in advance to arrange participation since we have limited space on the boats.”
No sailing experience is necessary for those who wish to participate in the regatta. After the regatta, Remme said the club hosts a celebration with live music and provides dinner to all participating veterans.
The goal of the regatta is to introduce veterans to sailing as an outlet to help with whatever injuries or illnesses they face. The event also allows veterans a chance to socialize with their comrades as well as meet new people in the community.