Caring, Sharing, Loving and Having Fun!

Save the Date

Thursday, February 27, 2020

          A Spectacular Event is Coming your Way

To participate in future FWF Weller Day Boat Outings, please visit the FWF website and sign up as: Participant, Boat Owner, Volunteer….and of course, you can be a Donor too by donating there too!

Growing, Sharing, Loving on and off the Water!

Smiles and Memories made on and off the Water! –

Take a look at all these photos – February – Mid April 2019

FWF Weller Day for some special children and their families aboard 6/13/17 with Jupiter Pointe Club & Marina.

FWF Weller Day for some special children and their families aboard M/Y Mariner III – 2/10/19 – Palm Beach

FWF Weller Day with United Cerebral Palsy program participants aboard Pure Florida's Double Sunshine. 7/7/17

FWF Weller Day Veterans Cruise aboard M/Y Shearl – 2/11/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day with a special young girl and her family out fishing with Captain Phillip Deville aboard the Shaded Lady out of Port of the Islands Marina - 7/9/17

FWF Weller Day Valentine’s Day Cruise for Veterans aboard M/Y Lady Jane – 2/14/19 – Marco Island

FWF Weller Day for a couple of good young men - TWINS and family and they just so happen to be celebrating their Birthday doing what they love - Fishing! - 7/11/17 - Ft. Myers

FWF Weller Day Veterans Fishing Day with hosts from Bonita Bay Fishing Club aboard numerous vessels – 2/16/19 – The gratitude and camaraderie was overwhelmingly abundant. -Bonita Springs

FWF Weller Day with CCPR Therapeutic Day Camp and Pure Florida Pure Florida aboar Double Sunshine 7/12/17- Naples

FWF Weller Day for a mom referred by Gilda’s Club and her children aboard FWF’s President, Andrew Cilla’s Nordic Tug – 2/16/19 – Ft. Lauderdale

FWF Weller Day with City of Naples Therapeutic Day Camp aboard Pure Florida's Double Sunshine - 7/13/17- Naples

FWF Weller Day Boat outing for Individuals with special needs aboard M/Y Lady Jane – 2/17/19 – Marco Island

FWF Weller Day with United Cerebral Palsy aboard Pure Florida - Naples Double Sunshine - 7/14/17 - Naples

FWF Weller Day Veterans Meet and Greet aboard M/Y Mariner III – 2/17/19 – Palm Beach

FWF Weller Day fishing with EcoVenture Florida for two men and their guests in Sanibel. -7/15/17

FWF Weller Day boat outing for those with special needs and their families aboard M/Y Mariner III – 2/20/19- Marco Island

FWF Weller Day for Veterans in Ft. Lauderdale 7/16/17- aboard the Riverwalk Cruises vessel

FWF Weller Day Boat outing and Art Project for children with special needs and their families aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine. FGCU students did their civic project with Freedom Waters Foundation.  They went on the boat outing as volunteers and then hosted an art and music project for the entire families.  Each person made their own instrument out of paper plates, cups, bottles rice and then the students lead them in a fun little music circle.  2/23/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for Cape Coral City Special Populations Camp - 7/17/17- aboard the Pure Florida Edison Explorer - Ft. Myers

FWF Weller Day Boat Outing for Female Veterans – Ladies Only trip for pure enjoyment, relaxation and camaraderie aboard M/Y Bliss – 2/23/19- Ft. Lauderdale – Coral Ridge Yacht Club

FWF Weller Day with children and their families - Jupiter - 7/18/17 - Jupiter Water Taxi

FWF Weller Day Veterans Cruise aboard M/Y Lady Jane with some children of a veteran too – 2/27/19 – Marco Island

FWF Weller Day Veterans Fishing outing 7/19/17- Naples aboard the Shaded Lady at Port of The Islands Marina.

FWF Weller Day fishing day with clients from Lighthouse of Collier for the visually impaired aboard a couple of boats – 2/28/19 – Naples – see the smiles on facebook!

7/21/17- Family Boat Trip aboard Trashy Lady - Ft. Lauderdale.

FWF Weller Day for a child going through some challenges and her parents aboard Paul Oleff’s boat in Bonita Bay with first mate, Sandy Mintz. – 3/2/19 – Bonita Springs

FWF Weller Day with Lighthouse of Collier - Aboard Pure Florida Double Sunshine - 7/21/17- Naples

FWF Weller Day for individuals with the L.I.F.E program aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine at Tin City – 3/7/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Veterans Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Day - Tigertail Beach - 7/22/17- with Tigertail Beach Paddleboard, Kayak & Beach Rentals

FWF Weller Day boat outing for Children with medical challenges and their families aboard M/Y Mariner III – Wishing FWF Co-Founder, John Weller – a very Happy Birthday! – 3/10/19 – Palm Beach

FWF Weller Day for some special children and their families - aboard The Goode Life - 7/29/17 - Stuart, Florida

FWF Weller Day individuals who are visually impaired aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine – 3/11/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for a little guy with some medical challenges aboard the pontoon of Paul Oleff for a nice relaxing day on the water and a lovely lunch to follow – 3/16/19 – Bonita Springs

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for a child with medical challenges and family aboard the Flying Lady for a healing, good time out on the water. – 3/18/19 – Palm Beach

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for special needs camp from the Karl Drew Community Center aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine – 3/21/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day Veterans and their spouses aboard M/Y Lady Jane – 3/21/19 – Marco Island

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day Veterans and their spouses aboard pontoon boat in Naples – this one is Wheelchair accessible so tell your friends we can accommodate them so they too can enjoy the water! – 3/22/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for children with special challenges and their families for pure fun and relaxation and a little driving experience of a 92′ yacht too aboard M/Y Lady Jane – 3/24/19 – Marco Island

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

Annual Adaptive Sailing Regatta in partnership with Collier County Parks and Recreation. Sailors of all abilities enjoyed fun competition out on the lake at Sugden Regional Park. Great day had by all – more photos on facebook – 3/24/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for individuals with epilepsy aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine – for dolphin watching, fresh air and just a good time – 3/30/19 -Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for Veterans group with boat owner, Paul Oleff out of Bonita Bay – 3/30/19 – Bonita Springs

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Fishing Day for Veterans with multiple vessels – 3/31/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day Veterans Meet and Greet for Veterans and their spouses aboard M/Y Mariner III – 3/31/19 – Palm Beach

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day Fishing for WWII veteran and his son aboard Shaded Lady – 4/2/19 – Port of the Isles

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day Fishing Naples High School special needs class on multiple boats. All had a great time fishing and telling fish tales when they returned. 4/5/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for Veterans out on M/Y Mariner III – with their spouses – enjoying the intracoastal waterway of the Palm Beach area – 4/7/19 – Palm Beach

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for Veterans aboard M/Y Lady Jane – 4/7/19 – Marco Island

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day cruise with Easter Seals aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine – 4/9/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for children with cancer and their families with members of the Coral Ridge Yacht Club Cruise Club members. 9 boats and 73 people total. It was a great first time out with CRYC cruise club members and everyone is looking forward to next time. Special thanks to Captain Elaine Sacco who has been driving the helm encouraging and motivating everyone to get involved. Well Done, Elaine!  – 4/7/19 – Ft. Lauderdale

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day – Veterans Kayaking and Paddle Board come and try day at Sugden Regional Park with Collier County Parks and Recreation – 4/10/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day with Easter Seals aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine – 4/10/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for Barron Collier High School special needs class aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine – 4/12/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for Golden Gate Middle School special needs class aboard Pure Florida’s Double Sunshine – 4/12/19 – Naples

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day for children with medical challenges and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi – 4/16/19 – Jupiter

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

FWF Weller Day with Starability aboard M/Y Lady Jane – for individuals with special needs – 4/17/19 – Marco Island

Meet the New FWF Team Members

Liam Cofell-Dwyer as Development Director and Allison Donahue as the West Coast Program Coordinator

Making New Waves in the Most Positive Ways!

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

Liam Cofell-Dwyer – FWF’s New Development Director – Liam joins us from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Born in Stearns County, MN, he grew up on 20 acres of prairie and woodland. Liam built a love for nature and the outdoors from an early age, which lead to him starting a nature photography business at the age of 11.

Liam attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he got his degree in American cultural and political studies. While there, he worked extensively in community organizing and social action, and spent his summers volunteering.

Upon graduation, Liam began his career working in sales and project advising. He has worked for four years in account development and has served on several nonprofit communications and events committees. He knows what drives successful relationships and chooses to work at FWF because of the strong sense of community and common purpose he experiences here.

Liam is an avid outdoorsman and loves to get out on the water, as well as hike, climb, kayak, and more. He enjoys photography, reading, and a good swim at the beach.

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

Allison Donahue – FWF West Coast Program Coordinator – Allison was born and raised in Geneva, IL, where she lived until graduating from Geneva High School.

She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where she developed a love for logical thinking and organization and received bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and chemistry.

Upon graduation, she began working for a pharmaceutical compounding company in St. Paul, MN as a chemist in the quality control laboratory.

In 2016, Allison moved to Colorado Springs to attend the University of Colorado graduate school. During that time, she became very active in community organizations. She co-founded The Outdoor Club in Colorado Springs and volunteered with the Knights of Heroes Foundation. While in Colorado, she built a love for the mountains and spent all her free time hiking, camping, and rock-climbing.

In May, 2018, Allison completed her her master’s degree in applied mathematics and moved back to Saint Paul, where she began working in quality assurance with a pharmaceutical benefits provider.

Allison is passionate about animals, loves to read, rock-climb, and spend time with family and friends. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm for service and the outdoors to her work at FWF.

Meet the New Chairs for the Kind Mariners Ball 2020

Pam and Bob Krall

Making New Waves in the Most Positive Ways!

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

Pam and Bob have generously agreed to Chair the Kind Mariners Ball 2020.  Having attended a couple of the Kind Mariners Ball and being friends with some of our Board members and other family members, they were delighted to accept this honor of taking on the planning and chairing the event.  Coming from Iowa and having had much business and charity experience. They have hit the ground running and are already setting the tone for successful, fun, creative Kind Mariners Ball.

You’re Invited to join the

Freedom Waters Foundation’s Treasured Friends

Meet our new mascotts – 

Freedom and Happy

FWF Weller Day for children and their families aboard the Jupiter Water Taxi - 7/30/17- Jupiter,

Join Treasured Friends Monthly Giving Program – Click here!

Freedom, our friendly pirate and Happy, her little Captain, Freedom Waters Foundation’s new mascots welcoming you to Treasured Friends! 

Sharing, Caring, Loving and having Fun! 

You Make It Happen! 

Thank you!

Making New Waves in the Most Positive Ways!

In the news – Click and Watch below! – Naples Daily News

Aquatic therapy: Freedom Waters takes campers with disabilities on a cruise

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