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Children's life jacket safety calendar now on sale

November 23, 2009 |  2:46 pm

CalendarThe BoatU.S. Foundation free life jacket loaner program is popular, lending flotation devices for children more than 90,000 times annually.

To bring attention to the importance of right-sized life jackets for kids, the nonprofit organization held a contest looking for images for their 2010 calendar of children wearing the loaners.

The winners have been chosen and now grace the calendar, available for sale on the foundation website. A portion of each sale will be used to help support the loaner program.

"Everyone needs a calendar and boaters will love the photos of these cute kids being safe on the water," said Life Jacket Loaner Program manager Alanna Keating. "It will also help show children and parents that wearing a life jacket is cool."

BoatU.S. Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that focuses on boating safety, education and environmental programs. They offer the only accredited, free online general boating safety course.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: 2010 calendar cover. Photo credit: BoatU.S. Foundation