ABOUT CY'S WORLD
Cy's World was founded in 2010, to celebrate the life of Edgar Clyde Garber IV, who left this Earth too soon at age 17.
Cy was first and foremost a beloved son, brother, cousin, friend and boyfriend. Cy Garber was a senior at Terry Sanford HS, all set to matriculate to his beloved NC State, where he would pursue his dream of turfgrass management.
Cy loved the outdoors; by the time he was 2, he had learned to water ski with his Dad Ned holding him in his arms as they would spool around the waters of Ocean Isle Beach.
As Cy grew into his pre-teen years, he would learn to water ski, 'barefoot', surf, wake board, wake skate, and virtually any activity which could be done outdoors or improvised with or without adult supervision.
Later, he would make hunting another lifelong passion, participating in the annual family Labor Day dove hunt on family lands in Greene and Sampson counties. Ducks, quail, dove, it didn't matter, as long as it was safely and fairly pursued with friends and family.
Cy and his cousin Will recorded a hallmark date in December of 2008, when Cy took his first buck, a nice 8-pointer from the stand on cousin Andrew Sanderson's land in Harrell's. Will and Cy, proud parents Ned and Caroline, and sister Molly enjoyed that special moment.
The mission of Cy's World is to promote the lifelong love of outdoors, hunting, fishing, surfing, skiing, boating, and all those passions which Cy pursued with vigor.
The Board of Directors is comprised of family and friends. Once fund raising has reached a sustainable level, the Foundation, which is organized as a nonprofit with 501C(3) status, will begin to accept grants to focus on teaching, introducing, and compelling youth to enjoy outdoors safely, with conservation of natural resources and sustainable practices to insure these activities are here for others to enjoy for many generations.
It is expected that grants will be made to certified and qualified vendors to carry out the teaching; current charter captains in NC, fresh and saltwater fishing guides, the OIB surf camp, etc.
All those who currently teach will be supported so that they might introduce and engender these activities to others who could not afford, or might not have the family support system to make it happen. We will use certified and licensed vendors to insure safety.