Safer Boating. Safer Water. Safer Kids.

Our Mission

The Chris Connors Fund was established as a special project of the York Fire Department and York Water Rescue team to create a junior boating and water safety program for York, Maine and its surrounding community in order to save lives by promoting and teaching safer boating and safer water habits for kids.  


Chris’ leadership and example in establishing this unique fund and program will have great positive results far into the future.
— Joe Mokry, founder of Ocean Rescue Systems International

 

OUR GOALS

  • TO SPONSOR  Annually The Chris Connors Fund FREE “Kids Boating and Water Safety Day”.
     
  • TO SPONSOR  The Boating & Water Safety Education Program in York’s Elementary School.
     
  • To SPONSOR The “Love Your Life Jacket Day” At York’s Coastal Ridge Elementary School.
     
  • TO PURCHASE Life Saving Equipment for York’s Water Rescue Team.
     
  • TO PRINT & DISTRIBUTE “Boating & Water Safety Tip Cards."
     
  • TO START The Lendable Life Jacket Initiative.
 

Committees & Chairpersons:

The Chris Connors Fund:

Leslie Ware

Chris Ballentine

Emily Connors

Executive Committee:

Leslie Ware

Chris Ballentine

Joe Mokry

Jamie Elsinger

Jeff Patten

Matt Mctighe

Emily Connors

York Water Rescue Team:

Jamie Eslinger

Charlie Caramihalis

Dave Butler

Jon Gay

Dave Lorandeau

Jon Clithero

Matt Gunn

Nicole Richards

Yves Lessard

Lisa Desotelle
 

2018 Committee Chairpersons

Event Co-Chairs:

Emily Connors

Leslie Ware

 

Finance Committee:

Matt Mctighe

Emily Connors

Leslie Ware
 

Insurance:

Emily Connors

 

Tent Exhibitors:

Drew Donovan

Joe Hogan

 

York Water Rescue Team Rescues & Demos:

Jamie Eslinger

 

Life Guard Challenge:

Jeff Patten

 

Life Jacket Challenge & Tent:

Dan Greer

Tim Greer

 

Water Safety Challenge:

Ann Grinnell

 

Boating Safety Challenge:

Agamenticus Yacht Club

David & Jamie White

Shappy LaPointe

 

Water Safety Relay:

Jeff Beaudoin

 

Chris Connors Fund School Education Program:

Emily Connors

 

Design:

Cindy Francis

 

Marketing:

Cindy Francis

Leslie Ware

 

Food & Beverage:

Leisa Smith

 

Chris Connors Fund Bracelet:

Russell Connors

Mary Chase Connors

 

Volunteers:

DeeDee Balentine

 

MC:

Matt McTighe

 

Salty The Seal - Mike Brown

Junior Salty The Seal - Liam Connors

 

Mailing List:

Kathleen Hofer

 

Videographer:

Zack Ricjards

 

Photographer:

Sharon Leonard


Registration

Judi Hogan


Elementary School Penny War

Jeff Beaudoin

 

Our mission and our goals to educate Safer Boating * Safer Water * Safer Kids in our community are achieved by a dedicated group of men and women.