On Sunday, March 12th at noon, more than 170 “Shamrock Splashers” hit the cold, clean water at Constitution Beach in East Boston and raised more than $57,000 to support Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Program partnership with the Department of Conservation & Recreation.
Participants won prizes for biggest fundraiser and best costumes, including flights on JetBlue and great swag from Harpoon Brewery, The Daily Catch chowder, Harpoon beer, lawn games with Volo and mocktails from Namastay Sober and Topo Chico after their splash.
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Executive Director Chris Mancini thanked their program partners and event sponsors, JetBlue, Harpoon Brewery, FMC Ice Sports, Volo, P&G Gillette, National Grid, Coast Cannabis, the Daily Catch, Comcast, Mix 104.1, The Blue Sky Collaborative, Namastay Sober, Topo Chico, BostonHarbor.com, The Boston Foundation, and The Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.
Mancini thanked Metropolitan Beaches Commission Co-Chairs Senator Brendan Crighton of Lynn, and Representative Adrian Madaro of East Boston and the legislative and community members of the Commission for their support for our beaches and our communities. He also thanked the Healy-Driscoll Administration, the Massachusetts Legislature, Save the Harbor's partners at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Boston Centers for Youth & Families, the YMCA of Greater Boston, and the hundreds of people who took part in the Shamrock Splash for their support.
Here's a screenshot of the leader board which you can find at www.shamrocksplash.org.
Proceeds from this year’s Shamrock Splash will be invested in free events and programs on the metropolitan region’s public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull. You can find out more on their website at www.savetheharbor.org