Enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans through providing therapeutic boat experiences.
We have partnered with Collier County Parks and Recreation since 2003 to teach people with disabilities to sail to the best of their ability.
This program takes place on the lake at Sugden Regional Park in Naples from October through April on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Participants of the Adaptive Sailing Program are invited annually to participate is the Murdo Smith Adaptive Sailing Regatta.
To learn more, please contact the Freedom Waters Foundation office at 239-263-2377.
Murdo Smith Regatta
Anyone who participated in the Adaptive Sailing Program during the past year is invited to join us for our annual regatta, recently renamed the Murdo Smith Adaptive Sailing Regatta (formerly Shenanigan’s on the Lake).
Freedom Waters Foundation offers fishing opportunities for participants, enhancing lives by building upon life skills through the sport of fishing and interacting with our volunteers.
We take children and adults with life threatening illnesses or disabilities as well as veterans out fishing.
Fishing tackle and bait are provided.
Fill out our Self Referral Form to start planning your trip.
Naples, Florida Fishing Tournaments for At-risk Youth
Fishing mentors are partnered with teens, offering the opportunity for these at-risk youths to enhance their life skills through the sport of fishing.
Heels and Reels Fishing Tournament – Female fishing mentors work with teen girls.
Buoys and Bait Fishing Tournament – Male fishing mentors work with teen boys.
Fishing mentors are needed during these annual events. Please fill out our Volunteer Application and share your love of fishing.