Five treasure hunters from Greater Boston had something
special to celebrate this Thanksgiving, as Save the Harbor / Save the Bay
announced the winners of their "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt,
sponsored by JetBlue Airways.
|Bridget of South Boston shows off her marble!|
More than 1,000 people took part in the treasure hunt,
including participants from Chelsea, Dorchester, East Boston, Hull, Lawrence,
Lynn, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, Peabody, Quincy, Reading, Revere, Somerville, South
Boston, Stoughton and Winthrop.
The five lucky winners were chosen from the more than 100
beachcombers who found a cobalt blue marble on one of the Boston Harbor
region's public beaches. Each received 40,000 TrueBlue points that can be
redeemed for flights to any of the 45 nonstop destinations JetBlue serves from
Boston’s Logan International Airport.
This year's winners were Bridget McGrath of South Boston,
Susan Hardiman of Dorchester, Michelle and Caitlin Cooper of Dorchester, Helen
Anderson of South Boston, and Michael Long of Savin Hill, who
found his marble
on Malibu Beach.
|Susan and Vanya of Dorchester share their marble!|
|Caitlin proudly displays her discovery!|
|Helen shows off her marble on the beach|
The "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt began in
June when 100 JetBlue crewmembers and volunteers from Save the Harbor hit the
beach in South Boston for an early season cleanup
Working in teams, they helped the Department
of Conservation and Recreation remove trash, weeds, stray sand and debris from
|Michael with his totally marble-ous find!|
After the cleanup, each of the participants “released” a
single blue marble in the sand at the water’s edge. To spread the fun around
the region, Save the Harbor also "released" 100 additional marbles
the region’s public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston,
South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull. The one-inch tempered blue glass
marbles were both beautiful and environmentally friendly. They are made of
recycled glass, which was made from sand.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Save the Harbor
and with the community in Greater Boston, home to our 2,000 crewmembers, who
mirror the company’s philanthropic efforts with their own volunteer work
locally,” said JetBlue’s Regional Marketing Manager Ronda Ivy McLeod. “A beach
cleanup and treasure hunt is right in line with our fun value and our
commitment to the city that chooses JetBlue more than any other airline out of
|More than 100 JetBlue employees gather with Save the Harbor staff before starting the beach cleanup and kicking off the "Simply Marble-ous" contest in June!|
"We really want to thank JetBlue Airways for giving
something special back to our community," said Save the Harbor's spokesman
Bruce Berman. "They are great partners, and we really treasure their
We hope you will take a minute to watch this short video
about this year's "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt.
Congratulations to all of our winners and many thanks to all of our participants,
and a special thanks to our friends and partners at JetBlue Airways!