Pirates, Inc.

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Since 1966, Pirates, Inc. has donated more than $3.6 million in support for the children at TradeWinds. The generosity of this “elite fighting force for children with special needs” has been instrumental in helping TradeWinds advance its mission of “serving people with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.”

Volunteers who join together to share their good fortune with the special needs children of Northwest Indiana, Pirates include tradesmen, contractors, bankers, industrialists, businessmen and women. “As contributors to the present, they are believers in the future.” Learn more at pirates4kids.org.

Each year, the generous donation from Pirates, Inc. makes a substantive difference in the lives of hundreds of children at TradeWinds and in local classrooms.

Pictured above: Pirates, Inc. Admiral Melissa Strayer with Captain’s Table members and children of TradeWinds at the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony dedicating the playground made possible with funding from Pirates, Inc. on May 13, 2015.

The following video premiered at TradeWinds’ Ports of Call Gala, May 1, 2015. It provides a historical view of how Pirates, Inc. came to be such an amazing supporter of Tradewinds.