Friday, March 6, 2015

Five Feet of Snow On The Beach Won't Stop Cupid Splashers!

We're Saving A Space For You On The Beach In South Boston For This Year's Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash!

Walter Baranowski of South Boston relaxes in the sun - on five feet of snow - 
at the BCYF Curley Community Center after a refreshing swim in Boston Harbor

When we scheduled the 8th Annual Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash for the first Saturday of Spring on March 21st, we thought we knew what to expect.
 

Boy were we wrong!

We're still looking forward to a fast dash across the beach on a brisk spring morning, a quick dip in the chilly water, the chance to win JetBlue flights and enjoy refreshing Harpoon beer and burgers on the beach with a few hundred costumed friends, all to raise funds to support a great cause.

But with 60 inches of snow on the beach at the BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street Beach in South Boston and ice on Dorchester Bay, we were a bit concerned that the record cold and the record snow would dampen enthusiasm for this year’s splash.

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Snow on the beach at the BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street in South Boston.

 Fortunately, our friends and supporters have stepped up to the plate and are hard at work to make this year’s Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash the most successful splash ever!

Despite the brutal winter, more than 100 hearty souls have already signed up for this year’s Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash at www.cupidsplash.com and already raised more than $10,000 to support free events on the Boston Harbor region’s public beaches this summer.

So say “No!” to the snow and help us celebrate the first Saturday of Spring on the beach with us on March 21st. Registration is just $20, and includes a refreshing Harpoon Beer and a burger, the chance to win JetBlue flights for biggest fundraiser and best costumes, all for a very good cause.

Register today at www.cupidsplash.com

Start a team, challenge a friend or simply sign up as a “Chicken” and join us for a beer and burger at the party. Sure, you will be cold for a few minutes, but the warm feeling you get from joining in the fun and supporting the cause will last a very long time.

See you on the beach on March 21st at noon!

-Your Friends at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

About the Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash

Since 2008, with the support of our friends at Harpoon Brewery and JetBlue Airways and our community partners in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull have leveraged $205,000 in small grants received from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Program with $815,722 in cash and in-kind contributions from local government and small businesses for a total investment of $1,020,722 in 214 free events and programs for the region’s residents and visitors alike.

In 2014, Save the Harbor awarded $31,500 in grants and additional organizational support to 18 groups in 9 beachfront communities and waterfront neighborhoods. These groups in turn leveraged our funds with $212,222 in cash and in-kind support from local government and businesses and more than 5,000 volunteer hours to support 44 free concerts, beach festivals, soccer tournaments, swims and sand sculpting competitions.

In the spring of 2015, Save the Harbor’s Better Beaches Grants Program will distribute the funds we raise at this year’s Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash and additional funds we have received from the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the recommendation of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission to support free beach events and activities in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull this summer.

For more information on how to apply for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Grant Program this year send an email to info@savetheharbor.org or give us a call at 617-451-2860.


To register for the Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash, visit www.cupidsplash.com

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