Thanks to your support, we've been able to establish 18 lifejacket kiosks across Arizona

Open water drownings most often occur within a few feet of safety and most drowning victims had a life jacket available, but chose not to wear it.

Life Jacket Loaner Program

Anyone can become a victim to water related accidents regardless of your swimming or boating ability. In 88% of all open water related deaths, the victim was not wearing a life vest. Ryan was an experienced swimmer and boater yet he drown just 20 feet from the dock.

The Ryan Thomas Foundation has partnered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to establish life-saving life jacket kiosks at popular Arizona lakes. The lakes include: Lake Pleasant, Mohave, Bartlett, Saguaro, Canyon, Apache and Lake Havasu. Your donations allow us to purchase life jackets to keep the kiosks up and running. With your continued support, we are hoping to expand the stations throughout Arizona.