Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Harpoon Shamrock Splash is going virtual this year, as participants splash by themselves (or with their family or roommates) on their favorite beach, pool, snowdrift, or even in their bathtub or shower and post a short video or photo online to win prizes from Harpoon or flights from JetBlue.
Instead of celebrating for just one day on the beach in South Boston, this year’s Splash will be a two-week virtual party, beginning March 1, with the opportunity to splash in a place of one’s choosing.
“We are optimistic that if people continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and sign up for their free vaccinations as they become available, the region’s residents from Nahant to Nantasket will be able to return to our beaches again this summer, and free beach events and youth programs will be more important than ever before. In the meantime, we have to celebrate clean water together – apart,” says Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Executive Director Chris Mancini.
Since Save the Harbor/Save the Bay began the Splash during its 25th Anniversary celebration in 2011, thousands of splashers have raised more than $1 million to support free beach events and programs in Hull, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy,
Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, and East Boston.
Even though people will not be celebrating together with a refreshing beer after a quick dip in the clear cold water of Boston Harbor this year, Save the Harbor’s partners at Harpoon will be providing party packs to Splashers over age 21. Families with young children and those under the age of 21 will also be able to participate this year and receive their own special party packs as well.
Register today at www.shamrocksplash.org to join in the fun, or make a donation to the Save the Harbor team at www.shamrocksplash.org/savetheharbor .
Record your Splash and send it to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (@savetheharbor #harpoonshamrocksplash) between March 1 and March 12 for a chance to win round-trip flights from JetBlue for biggest fundraiser, best costume, and most unique virtual Splash.rock