Monday, February 7, 2011

Cupid Splash Postponed!

Hello everyone!

We've been having some crazy weather in Boston-- and over at Save the Harbor, this meant a big change for our Cupid Splash. With several feet of crusty snow and ice on all our region's public beaches, another round of snow on the way, surface water temperature of just 33 degrees, and a hard freeze forecast for later this week we have decided to POSTPONE the Cupid Splash and the Harpoon Warm-Up Parties until Saturday, April 2.

I know just how much you were all looking forward to donning your Cupid costumes, dashing across your beach, splashing into the icy Atlantic, enjoying some hot Summer Shack chowder and a refreshing Harpoon beer - all to help Save the Harbor / Save the Bay kick-off our 25th Anniversary.

However, with so much ice and snow still on the beach, we are concerned about the safety of the participants and spectators. Though we know you are a tough bunch, we are confident that the event will be just as much fun a little later in the year when the weather should be a bit warmer - though I hear the water's going to be just as cold!

Despite the postponement, the 1st Annual Cupid Splash has already been a terrific success so far. We have nearly 150 registered participants who have raised more than $13,000 to support Save the Harbor and free events and programs on our beaches during 2011. Thanks to all the participants for your enthusiasm, hard work, and support so far. And donors, don't think we're letting your swimmers off the hook!

We are going to keep registration website open and continue the contests for best Cupid costume, biggest fundraiser and best beach turnout until April 2. We hope you will continue to help us recruit more participants and raise additional funds to support this great cause.

All of us at Save the Harbor / Save the Bay are looking forward to seeing you at the rescheduled Cupid Splash on Saturday, April 2.

Thanks again,

No comments: