Friday, November 6, 2015

Lucky Man Finds Treasure on the Beach in South Boston Thanks to JetBlue

On September 16, Siva Venkataraman of Walpole found a blue marble on the beach while taking part in the Blue Cross /Blue Shield of Massachusetts Annual Service Day at DCR’s Carson Beach in South Boston.

Siva Venkataraman of Walpole found a blue marble on the beach in South Boston and won a pair of round trip flights from JetBlue in Save the Harbor’s “Simply Marble-ous” Treasure Hunt.
 “It was a great way to spend the day, giving back to our community” said Siva, who was surprised to discover this week that he had won a pair of round-trip flights from JetBlue to any domestic destination they serve from Boston’s Logan Airport as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and JetBlue’s 2015 “Simply Marble-ous” Treasure Hunt. “Save the Harbor and JetBlue are awesome! I can’t wait to tell my wife.”

Take a minute and enjoy this short video starring the 2015 treasure hunters.

The JetBlue “Simply Marble-ous” Treasure Hunt began in 2012 on the beaches of South Boston with a beach clean up sponsored by JetBlue in partnership Save the Harbor. In just a few short hours, more than 100 people did 5 weeks worth of work cleaning up the beaches. At the end of the day, the participants released blue marbles on the beach for Boston beach-goers to find.

“The Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt is a favorite among JetBlue’s more than 2,500 crewmembers in Boston, many of whom volunteer locally for a variety of worthy causes including Save The Harbor/Save The Bay” said Ronda Ivy McLeod, Manager of Regional Marketing, Northeast at JetBlue. “The treasure hunt exemplifies our fun value, while also highlighting our commitment to the city of Boston.” 

Bruce Berman, Director of Communications at Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay said, “One of the reasons this event is such a success is because JetBlue is such a great partner. Fun is one of their core values, which you can see that in the way they treat their community partners, employees and customers.” 
This year more than 100 people found marbles on the beach, while scores more bought a “Virtual Marble” online to share in the fun and support Save the Harbor’s free youth and beach programs, which served more than 25,000 youth and teens to Boston Harbor and the harbor islands in 2015.

Thanks to everyone who took part, and special thanks to JetBlue

For more information about the “Simply Marble-ous Treasure Hunt” and all the great work Save the Harbor does, visit their blog “Sea, Sand & Sky” and follow savetheharbor on Facebook and Twitter.

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