Brave participants will splash into the clean, cold water to raise funds for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)’s Better Beaches Program. This program funds free events on the region’s beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.
|Brave participants at the 2018 Harpoon Shamrock Splash prepare to splash into the water at M Street Beach to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and DCR's Better Beaches Program.|
“For me, the beach season begins in March with a quick dip into the cool clean water of Boston Harbor on the cleanest urban beach in the country at the Harpoon Shamrock Splash” said Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Director of Strategy and Communications Bruce Berman. “Clean water, cold beer, hot chowder and the chance to win great prizes while raising funds for a great cause with good friends. Sometimes, life truly is a beach.”
This year’s Harpoon Shamrock Splash begins with registration and check-in 11 a.m. and the signature splash at 12:00 p.m. The day includes a costume contest, awards ceremony, and beach party. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best shamrock attire.
|The Life’s a Beach Festival at Carson Beach featured performers from the Boston Circus Guild, storytelling pirates, |
beach games, and swimming and kayaking lessons.
“For 32 years, it has been important to the Employee Owners of Harpoon to be a good neighbors,” said Harpoon Brewery President Charlie Storey, who has taken part in the event since the beginning. “That starts with our neighborhood, right here on Boston Harbor and on our public beaches. We’re honored to support Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and can’t wait to brave the cold water on March 10th— and to drink some great beers afterwards!”
|Splashers braved the cold water during the 2018 Shamrock Splash.|
There are plenty of chances to win round-trip flights from splash sponsor JetBlue as well. The top two fundraisers, the winners of the costume contest and the person who receives the most donations will each win a pair of round-trip tickets from JetBlue to any non-stop destination they fly to in the continental United States from Logan Airport. All registered participants will be entered into a raffle for a pair of tickets as well. Those that raise more than $500 will be entered into a separate elite raffle as well.
“At JetBlue, we’re proud to support the local causes and organizations our crewmembers and customers are most passionate about,” said Ronda McLeod, regional marketing manager, JetBlue. “With more than 3,000 crewmembers in Boston, we’re committed to the community and are thrilled to be a part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the work they’re doing to the region’s public beaches.”
You can register for this year’s Harpoon Shamrock Splash at www.shamrocksplash.org