Friday, March 29, 2013

3rd Annual Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash

They came (in costumes), they donated, they splashed.
Because they love our beaches!

On Saturday, about 200 splashers braved the icy waters and raised more than $30,000 to support free events and programs on our region's public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket this summer.

"What a fantastic way to spend the first Saturday of spring, with a refreshing dip and a fresh Harpoon on one of the cleanest beaches in America with Matt Light, Kennedy Elsey and our friends from Save the Harbor / Save the Bay" said Dan Kenary, Co-Founder of Harpoon Brewery.

The fun kicked off even before the dip in the frigid Atlantic, as Matt Light, the former Patriot's All-Pro, and Mix 104.1's Kennedy Elsey, judged a very competitive and spirited costume contest. The winner, the lovely Ms. Anti-Cupid, received a FREE roundtrip ticket from our partners at JetBlue Airways, who were on-hand to donate the prize.

Donnie Todd of JetBlue Airways and Dan Kenary of Harpoon Brewery
with this year's winner, Heather Foley - the Dark Angel.
Backed by the rocking sounds of The Siracusa Project, the party continued after everyone splashed, with guests enjoying a cold Harpoon and some delicious Tasty Burgers. 
Save the Harbor's Artist in Residence Guillermo Erice
perfects his sand painting technique on the beach.
This year's splash raised $30,000 to support sand sculpting competitions, concerts, family reading nights and festivals on the region's public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.

And after the final tally, we want to thank and congratulate South Boston's Bob Dougherty for being this year's top fundraiser with $1,585! Mr. Dougherty received a free roundtrip ticket from our partners at JetBlue Airways. 
Thanks to everyone who made this such a great event. It really "wetted" our appetite for what is haping up to be a great summer beach season. 

P.S. - It is not too late to make a contribution to support this year's splash. Just visit and follow the links.


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