Recently in sailing news, Fort Lauderdale, Florida had two major races that recently ended. These two final races marked the overall conclusion of Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup as well as the Melges 32 Blue Water Series. Of all the competitors, Team Volpe were the victors right ahead of Team Argos. One particular member on the Volpe team was Dick DeVos who is a prominent businessman and philanthropist who resides in West Michigan. The Volpe team had the overall fortune of winning both the final event as well as the overall series during this competition.
Dick DeVos, an attribute to Volpe’s success was most enamored by the team’s opportunity to involve children in the competition process. This was a great idea and experience because it enabled the children to meet some of the best sailors in the world, and also to offer the children the chance to learn a few sailing skills under some of the best coaches in the world. The entire goal of this program was to help kids earn some experience with sailing. With this accomplished, many of the kids are now enthusiastic to pursue sailing with more vigor than ever.
Of the many team members, Dick DeVos is one of the most passionate members about sailing. As a businessman and political enthusiast, Dick DeVos fully believes that pursing passions is the key to real success. Dick DeVos found his multi-billion dollar fortune by developing his family business into one of the most prominent businesses in the mid-west. As a graduate of business, Dick DeVos has been able to use his skill set along with the knowledge of his family business to help develop his company even further.
After graduating college with a business degree, DeVos held many executive positions at his family business, Amway Corporation. One of his many jobs was as one of the company’s vice presidents who was in charge of international sales. Mr. DeVos gained experience in international business and delegated many sales with over 18 different countries all over the world. With Mr. DeVos’ great success, he hopes to continue using his success in order to spread even more wealth within the community of West Michigan. Learn more about his generosity by visiting the website for his foundation.