On behalf of Challenges Foundation, I want to thank you for visiting our site. After many years of volunteering with CF, it was an honor for me to become the President in 2015, and take the recreation therapy sailing program forward.

2016 has given us all the opportunnity to re-dedicate ourselves to our mission and how we accomplish it. We have seen many changes over the last year, and all pointing towards positive growth for the foundation and a larger circle of service to our community. Most notably, the vessel we had been using for our sea outings – the Emerald – is out of the water and awaitng her much anticipated refit. In the meantime, we have partnered with Mr.Trenton Carroll, owner of Cruising yachts, who has graciously invited us to sail with him on a 45’ Jennneau from his brokerage. We are all grateful to Mr. Carroll for helping our sailing program to continue here in Marina del Rey.

The peaceful nature of sailing on the ocean has documented effects on PTSD patients, as well as practically anyone willing to take the time to embrace it.

In addition to local recreation therapy vets programs, we also serve several disabled persons groups, community youth, girl scouts, and many others that may benefit from an outing at sea. Our board members and staff are all volunteer, and this non-profit organization is supported by donations of regular people – just like you and me. Your tax deductible donation helps us to continue this program and gives these men and women a much needed new perspective in civilian society.

I thank you for visiting us, and for supporting this very worthy cause.

Alec Milstein

President, Challenges Foundation

January 2016