The 10th annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches program partnership with the Department of Conservation & Recreation will be held on Sunday, March 8, at the BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street Beach in South Boston.
In 2019, the program awarded more than $210,000 to 37 organizations in nine waterfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket to support more than 200 events such as free beach festivals, concerts, movie nights and art and circus performances, including more than $11,000 to support free events and programs in Winthrop.
“Since the first Splash in 2011, we have raised more than $1 million to support free events and activities on the region’s public beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull,” said Save the Harbor’s Executive Director Chris Mancini. “Though it is cold in the water for a few minutes, the warm feeling you get from giving back to your community lasts all year long.”
For just $20, participants can enjoy a refreshing Harpoon beer, hot chowder, and the chance to win round-trip flights* from JetBlue at Boston’s best winter beach party, while raising funds to support their favorite beach. You can register today at www.shamrocksplash.org
“The employee-owners of Harpoon are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of this event with our partners at Save the Harbor Save the Bay,” said Harpoon Brewery President Charlie Storey. “I can’t say I look forward to diving into freezing water, but the Shamrock Splash is one of my favorite days of the year.”
Participants compete for round trip flights* for biggest fundraiser and best costume from JetBlue, which has sponsored the event since 2011.
“At JetBlue, we are committed to our community and fun is one of our core values,” said Donnie Todd, Corporate Social Responsibility Liaison for JetBlue. “More than 4,000 JetBlue crewmembers call Boston home; we cherish our harbor and proudly support Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the work they do on the region’s public beaches.”
So start a team, invite your friends to join, and help Save the Harbor make a big splash on the beach in 2020 by registering online before the event at www.shamrocksplash.org for $20, or register day-of for $25. Registration includes a beer, warm refreshments, a Harpoon Koozie, and the chance to win round-trip flights* on JetBlue for best costumes and biggest fundraisers. *
Save the Harbor’s success would not be possible without their program partners and event sponsors, including Harpoon Brewery, JetBlue, Mix 104.1, The Daily Catch, The Blue Sky Collaborative, The Boston Foundation, The Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation, Beacon Capital Partners, P&G Gillette, National Grid, and Comcast.
Save the Harbor also thanks Metropolitan Beaches Commission Co-Chairs Representative RoseLee Vincent and Senator Brendan Crighton, the legislative and community members on the Commission, the Baker-Polito Administration, our 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 take part in the Harpoon Shamrock Splash every year for their support.
*Although the fun is unlimited, some restrictions apply. See the event site at www.shamrocksplash.org for details.
As the region’s leading voice for clean water and continued public investment in Boston Harbor, the region’s public beaches, and the Boston Harbor Islands, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.
For more information about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the great work they do to restore, protect and share Boston Harbor and the region’s public beaches, please visit their website at www.savehtheharbor.org, their blog “Sea, Sand & Sky” at blog.savetheharbor.org, or follow savetheharbor on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.