Kids get free admission to NMMA shows

CHICAGO – Kids 12-and-under, accompanied by an adult, will receive free admission to the 23 boat shows produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, NMMA said in a release earlier this week.

Ben Wold, NMMA’s executive vice president, says the association wants to make boat shows more affordable for families.

“With most of our shows located in large markets, there are escalating costs related to attending a boat show that are out of our control, like parking and the cost for food,” Wold said. “This is one way we can make attending a boat show more affordable for families, and we think this move will help consumers see NMMA shows as family friendly.”

Children13 to 15 years old will also receive discounted admission when accompanied by an adult, NMMA said. The discount will differ for each market.

NMMA affiliate, Sail America, has followed NMMA’s lead, announcing that all kids 15-and-under will receive free admission to the five Strictly Sail shows, including Strictly Sail Miami and Strictly Sail Chicago, which are co-produced with NMMA.

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