Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash to benefit Save the Harbor / Save the Bay!

With the Boston winter slowly, but surely (we hope) turning to spring, the 3rd Annual Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash to benefit Save the Harbor / Save the Bay on March 23 is right around the corner. And while the temperature might be warming, the water remains icy. That makes this event your chance to demonstrate your bravery, while helping your beach.

Registration is easy at

 “We’re really lucky to have great beaches, and great partners like Harpoon Brewery and JetBlue Airways , who share our commitment to our community and our love for these beaches” said Bruce Berman, Save the Harbor’s Director of Strategy, Communications, and Programs.

The 2012 event raised $30,000 for our beaches, and 2013 is shaping up to be Boston’s best beach bash yet. With Harpoon providing fresh beer and Tasty Burger cooking, well, tasty burgers, there promises to be plenty reasons to eat, drink, and be merry…and then eat, again.

The event is a unique opportunity for Boston-area residents to show their love for life, beer, and their beach, with some help from Harpoon. The Boston-based brewery, which just opened a Beer Hall on Boston’s waterfront, is returning as a sponsor, providing participants with beer and other great prizes.

"We are excited to support our friends at Save the Harbor Save the Bay.  We have been brewing on Boston’s waterfront for more than 25 years, and we believe in their mission,” said Charlie Storey, Senior VP of the Harpoon Brewery, whose philanthropic program, Harpoon Helps, is co-producing this year's Splash in South Boston. "The Cupid Splash is a great way to spend the first Saturday of spring; a quick dip into the icy water to get the blood flowing, followed by a cold Harpoon with your friends - all to support a great cause!"

This year there will be four ways to win a round trip ticket from JetBlue Airways. The person who raises the most money and the person with the best Cupid costume will both win a round-trip ticket on JetBlue Airways to any non-stop destination from Logan Airport.  Additionally, all registered participants who raise $100 or more will be entered into a raffle and any pledger or donor will also have a chance to win a round trip ticket from JetBlue Airways as well as great gifts from Harpoon.

Patriots great Matt Light will be joining us on the beach this year and Kennedy Kelsey, of Mix 104.1’s Karson and Kennedy program will be bringing  the Mix Street Team to liven thing up.

For those who want to attend the party, but do not want to splash, you are still invited. You just have to register before the event and pay the regular registration fee.

About Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Since 1986, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been Massachusetts’ leading voice for clean water and an effective advocate for the restoration of Boston Harbor, the waterfront, our region’s public beaches and the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. Since 2002, our two free Youth Environmental Education programs have connected 73,545 youth and teens to Boston Harbor and Boston Harbor Islands.

Look for Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash updates on Twitter at or follow the hashtag #cupidsplash

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