Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Why Do We Splash on March 23?

On Saturday, March 23 more than 250 Splashers will brave the cold waters 
of Boston Harbor as part of the 3rd Annual Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash 
to benefit Save the Harbor / Save the Bay.

Here's why we do it. 

25 years ago Boston Harbor was a national disgrace as our waste washed 
up on the beach and shore from Cape Cod to Cape Ann. 

Today, all that has changed thanks to the hard work and dedication 
of Save the Harbor / Save the Bay, the region's leading voice for 
clean water and the restoration and protection of 
Boston Harbor and Mass Bay.

As a result, Boston Harbor has been transformed from a "Harbor of Shame" 
into a source of recreational opportunity and civic pride. 
Today, as a result of their advocacy, the beaches 
of South Boston are among the cleanest urban beaches in America!

The Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash is loads of fun, with live music, 
fresh Harpoon beer and great prizes including 
round trip tickets from JetBlue Airways 
and awesome gifts from Harpoon Brewery.

The fun is important, but the fundraising piece is important as well. 
The Kids Beach Bash and Splash is one of 30 free beach events
supported by the Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash
The money we raise together at the Splash this year will make the 
summer special for underserved kids and families from all of 
Boston’s neighborhoods, many of whom cannot afford to get away 
to Cape Cod or Cape Ann in the summer.

In 2012, the Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash raised 
more than $30,000 to support 30 free events and programs on the 
region's public beaches including sand sculpture competitions, 
beach parties, and family reading and movie nights 
in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, 
South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.

So register today at, and then get on the phone, 
on twitter (Our hashtag is #cupidsplash) and on Facebook, 
and ask your friends to register and join you on the beach – 
or make a small donation to support your splash. 

These free beach events and activities mean the world to all of us 
and to the region's kids and families. 

We hope to see you on the beach on Saturday!
Your Friends at 
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

PS. Even if you can't (or won't!) join us in the water, 
you can still come to the party. 
Just register for the Splash, make a contribution and 
join us on the beach.

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