Chelsea Youth Beat the Heat at Free Beach Event Hosted by save the Harbor

As temperatures soared, 300 kids beat the
heat on Friday, July 19, at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Annual Youth Beach
Bash & Splash at DCR’s Carson Beach in South Boston, including 25 kids from
the Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea.

Save the Harbor’s Youth Beach Bash and
Splash featured traditional beach activities and a cookout, as well as dragon
boats and kayaks and a suite of engaging environmental education and
cultural enrichment activities, including fishing, crabbing and clamming, Art
on the Shore, and Songs and Stories of the sea, led by Save the Harbor’s youth
environmental education program staff.

“With record heat this weekend, we are
lucky to have some of the cleanest urban beaches in the nation right here on
Boston Harbor,” said Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s President Tani
Marinovich. “All of us at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay are so proud to
host this great event, and to share our great harbor and beaches with the
region’s kids.”

This year’s Splash also featured Save the
Harbor/Save the Bay’s troupe of performing pirates, as well as aerialists,
acrobats and jugglers from the Boston Circus Guild. (See Attached Photo
and Caption of Boston Circus Guild with kids)

Friday’s Splash was the first of
three that Save the Harbor will host this summer, thanks to their youth
program partners and funders, including Leadership Grants from Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation,
and Yawkey Foundationl Partnership Grants from Boston Properties –
Atlantic Wharf, The Daily Catch Seaport, Davis Family Charitable Foundation,
Eastern Salt Company, Inc., Engie, Fan Pier – The Fallon Company, John Hancock
Financial Services, The HYM Investment Group, LLC, The Llewellyn Foundation,
Massachusetts Environmental Trust, Massachusetts Port Authority, National Grid
Foundation, P & G Gillette, Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable
Foundation, William E. Schrafft & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, and
Vertex; and Stewardship Grants from Anonymous, Forrest Berkeley &,
Marcie Tyre Berkley, Camp Harbor View Foundation, Circle Furniture , Comcast,
Copeland Family Foundation, The Cricket Foundation, Cruise Industry Charitable
Foundation, Davis Family Charitable Foundation, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle
Charitable Trust, Enbridge, Tom & Lucinda Foley, Foundation for

Sustainability and Innovation, Kershaw, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Lovett
Woodsum Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Massachusetts Convention Center
Authority, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Nicholson Foundation, RMR
Real Estate Services, Rockland Trust Pavilion, Clinton H. & Wilma T.
Shattuck Charitable Trust, Skanska, and Tishman Speyer.

Save the Harbor would also like to thank
their Program Funders Andus Baker & Rowan Murphy Family Fund, MA
Attorney General’s Office Healthy Summer and Youths Jobs Program, The Paul and
Edith Babson Foundation, Beacon Capital Partners, LLC, Cell Signaling
Technology, East Boston Savings Bank, Highland Street Foundation/West End
House, Legal Sea Foods, Miss Wallace M. Leonard Foundation, George Lewis –
Haven Trust, Pabis Foundation, South Boston Community Development Foundation,
Abbot & Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation, and TD Charitable Foundation; and
Supporters 3A Marine Service, The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable
Foundation, Andrew Calamare & Marianne Connolly, Cresset Group, Diversified
Automotive, Goulston & Storrs PC, Mass Bay Credit Union, Massachusetts
Marine Educational Trust, Randy Peeler & Kate Kellogg, Matthew J. &
Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation, UDR, and Kyle & Sara Warwick.

Special thanks as well to the hundreds of
individual donors for their generosity and to our partners at the Department of
Conservation and Recreation, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, the Boston
Centers for Youth and Families and the YMCA of Greater Boston for their
support.

Thanks also to the Better Beaches Program
and event sponsors: the Department of Conservation & Recreation, Harpoon
Brewery, JetBlue, the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation, P&G
Gillette, National Grid, Comcast, Beacon Capital Partners, New England Picture,
Mix 104.1, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, The YMCA of Greater Boston,
The Daily Catch Seaport, Baja Taco Truck, the Blue Sky Collaborative, Keezer
Sportswear, and the Harvey Traveler Collection for their support.

For more information about Save the Harbor/Save
the Bay and their free youth and beach programs, visit their website
atwww.savetheharbor.org, or follow savetheharbor on Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram

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Chelsea Youth Beat the Heat at Free Beach Event Hosted by save the Harbor

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