On Sunday morning, Oct. 7, we learned that the steering wheel from our beloved ship, the historic schooner Adventuress, had been stolen overnight while she lay at the public dock in Olympia.
This thoughtless and destructive act has affected all of us who cherish Adventuress. It runs counter to the inspiration she brings to our lives and the lives of children who sail on her decks.
Many of you have asked how you can help. We welcome, honor and thank you for your support and generosity. During challenging times expressions of such care from our community bring comfort and make a difference. Thank you! We have accepted a generous offer from the Rotary Club of Olympia to raise funds for the cost of a new wheel.
If you would like to help us:
• Keep looking online and everywhere you think our wheel could surface – and keep spreading the word via Facebook, email and in the media.
• Stop by the ship and give some good cheer to the crew.
• Re-assure friends and family, particularly children, that the ship is “back on station” and is sailing strong.
• Join us in refocusing on our core mission of putting kids behind the wheel by supporting our 29Dollars, 29Days: Getting Kids on the Boat.
(Greff is president-elect of the Sound Experience board of directors.)