West Marine raises nearly $28,000 for Fort Lauderdale charities

Published online: Dec 14, 2011 News Boating Industry
Viewed 216 time(s)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The West Marine Fort Lauderdale Boating Superstore celebrated its grand opening by hosting a "Cruising for a Cause" event to raise money for local marine charities. In all, West Marine raised $27,800 for 13 non-profits.

"We have received a tremendous outpouring support from the community for our new flagship store and we sure appreciate it," Geoff Eisenberg, CEO of West Marine, said in a release. "In keeping with the company's mission of conserving marine habitats and supporting local marine non-profits, we knew that hosting Cruising for a Cause during our grand opening was a great way to give back to the community."

Charities that benefited from "Cruising for a Cause" include the BoatU.S. Foundation, NOVA Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, the Guy Harvey Foundation, Shake-A-Leg Miami, Veterans Ocean Adventures, Freedom Waters Foundation, the Miami Dolphin Foundation, Hook the Future, the Snook & Gamefish Foundation, Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club, Cry of the Water, The International SeaKeepers Society and Marine Industry Cares.

 

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 19, 2015

Carefree Boat Club adds location in Georgia

Carefree Boat Club has just opened a brand new location, adding to its ever-growing lineup.
March 17, 2015

World's fastest pontoon boat gets even faster

When you think of fast boats, a pontoon is probably pretty low on your list, just ahead of houseboats and tugboats. Brad Rowland begs to differ.
March 05, 2015

West Marine begins "Do It Yourselfie!" promotion

Show off your selfie fixing up your boat and West Marine could lend you a hand.
March 04, 2015

Pontoon Brands United

Premier Marine announced today the company will transfer the production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minn.
March 02, 2015

West Marine's New Product Review Day set for March 20

West Marine has announced the date for this year's iteration of their New Product Review Day.
February 19, 2015

Honda Marine and Coach Pontoons Are Now Partners

The PDB team has exciting news! While we were at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, Honda Marine announced their new exclusive OEM agreement with Coach Pontoons!
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!