We are splashing in the cold, clean water of Boston Harbor to celebrate the end of the Wicked Winter of 2015, and to raise money for Save the Harbor's Better Beaches Program which hosts or sponsors free events and programs on the region's public beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.
In 2014, we awarded $31,500 raised at the Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash to 18 groups in 9 beachfront communities and waterfront neighborhoods to support more than 30 free concerts, beach festivals and sand sculpting competitions on the Boston Harbor region's public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket.
We also hosted a few events of our own, including our annual Youth Beach Bash and Splash, which this year brought 788 kids to the beach to celebrate clean water. As you can see, they made a pretty big splash of their own!
This year, at the recommendation of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, the Legislature appropriated additional funds to support free events and programs on the beach in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, Hull and in the Boston Harbor Islands. The Department of Conservation and Recreation has asked Save the Harbor/Save the Bay to invest these funds along with the proceeds from this year’s Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash as part of our Better Beaches Program.
As a result, we are delighted to announce that this year Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will invest more than $200,000 to support free events and programs on the region’s public beaches! If you would like more information on how to apply for a grant to support your event or program, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash is a lots of fun, with refreshing Harpoon Beer and burgers from Sullivan's and great prizes for best costume and biggest fundraisers thanks to our friends and partners at JetBlue Airways, where fun is one of their core values!
We hope that you will join us on the beach - and in the water - on Saturday.
We will all be cold for a few minutes - but the warm feeling we will get from taking part in this great event will last until summer begins.
To register or make a contribution today, visit www.cupidsplash.com
Your Friends at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
P.S. You don't have to splash to take part in the party. Just register as a "Chicken" and join us on the beach!