Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Show Your Love for Boston Harbor: Join the Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash!

Calling all beach-lovers:
Looking for a way to show your love for Boston Harbor this Valentines Day?
Register for the 2014 Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash, which takes place on Saturday, March 29th at the BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street Beach in South Boston.

This year’s cold-weather plunge and pledge fundraiser marks the fourth annual Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay's Better Beaches Program and we are hoping to make it a record-breaking event this year.

Once again, Harpoon Brewery will be providing refreshing beer on the beach after the big splash, and Tasty Burger will be serving up delicious burgers.  Registration is open and fundraising has begun—so get signed up now to support your local beach and start working your way towards some great prizes!
“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.

This year there are four ways to win a round trip ticket on JetBlue Airways!  The top three overall fundraisers automatically win tickets, the best costume winners (male and female) each win tickets, everyone who makes a contribution (registration fee or pledge) is entered into a raffle to win a round-trip ticket, and everyone who raises $1000 or more wins a Harpoon Hoodie and is entered into a raffle to win a round-trip ticket.  Participants who reach fundraising goals of $100, $250, $500, or more will be eligible for additional raffle prizes.  Check out the Cupid Splash website for more details!

"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 one of the first Saturdays 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!"

Last year about 200 splashers raised over $30,000 to support free events and programs on the public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket.  This year we are hoping to make an even bigger splash to provide the funds for increased public programming on our beaches, organized by friends groups and other great local organizations.

To register online for the Cupid Splash, visit  Registration is easy and provides each participant with an individualized page to set a fundraising goal and track progress, as well as a link to send to friends and family to encourage them to donate.   

This year there is even an option to register as a “chicken” and raise money without the actually plunging into the harbor!  Funds raised go to support free events and programs on the public beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull.

For more details about the 2014 Cupid Splash, visit or email Susan Woods at

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