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Annapolis Boat Shows come together to help hurricane victims with Hands Across the Transom

| September 29, 2017, 05:00 PM

Annapolis Boat Shows, Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, and Annapolis Waterfront Hotel are coordinating a fundraising effort for hurricane relief at the upcoming boat shows: United States Sailboat Show, October 5-9, 2017; United States Powerboat Show, October 12-15, 2017.
Annapolis Boat Shows has pledged $5,000 and is challenging maritime businesses and area boaters to match or exceed that amount.
“A wonderful thing about boating is being a part of a community of caring people who share the love of the sea and exploring the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. In that spirit we created ‘Hands Across the Transom.’  Working with our exhibitors we will shine a spotlight on the compassion of the marine industry and its boating customers,” said Paul Jacobs, President of the Annapolis Boat Shows.
“Many people who live and work in the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida and Texas need our help. Their homes and their lives have been shattered. The Annapolis Boat Shows is working closely with members of the community and local businesses to raise at least $150,000.” Jacobs added.
Fundraising opportunities have been established during the boat shows to encourage generous giving at all levels:
  • Soggy Dollars – donations collected inside the boat shows
  •  Larger individual and corporate donations
  •  Donor Appreciation Party on Opening Night of Sailboat Show, at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, October 5th. 6pm – 9pm. $75 or greater donation per person.
  •  Commemorative T-shirt – 40% of sales donated to relief effort
See Hands Across the Transom website for full details.
Sponsors include:
  • Pussers Caribbean Grille
  • Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
  • Liquified Creative
  • Buck Beer Distributors
  • Hendricks Gin
  • Tullamore Dew Whiskey
  • 19 Crimes Wines
  • Tito’s Vodka
  • Patron Tequila
  • BV Coastal Wines
  • Cruising World Magazine
  • Flying Fish Printworks
  • Annapolis Boat Shows
For more information CLICK HERE

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