For Immediate Release/ September 19, 2019/ Annapolis, Md.– Following a devastating tragedy in 2017, the Annapolis Boat Shows launched a fundraising effort for hurricane relief called “Hands Across the Transom”. This year is proving no different. Following the destructive outcome of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas – a known boating destination and home to many of the show’s exhibitors – Annapolis Boat Shows is making yet another stand and pledging their support to those impacted by the storm.
“Our hearts go out to the thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian, including our Bahama-based exhibitors, dislocated residents, and Ex-Pat winter guests or cruisers,” said Annapolis Boat Shows’ President, Paul Jacobs. “The destruction has been horrendous and we can’t stand idly by without trying to be of some help.”
Annapolis Boat Shows is sending out a $5,000 challenge pledge to members of the maritime industry, as well as boat show attendees in an attempt to raise relief funds during the United States Powerboat Show (Oct. 3-6) and the United States Sailboat Show (Oct. 10 -14) in Annapolis. Donations will be collected at various evening events during these two weeks in October. All funds will go directly to the relief efforts of Team Rubicon USA in The Bahamas, a 501(c)3 non-profit disaster response organization that mobilizes veterans to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises in the U.S. and around the world.
Any amount helps and any donation will be tax deductible. Pledge today and join Annapolis Boat Shows in helping to rebuild The Bahamas.
“We’d like to thank Annapolis Boat Shows for their generous contribution and support of our mission,” said Andrew Tovstein, Director of Individual Giving at Team Rubicon. “Their support will directly fuel our Hurricane Dorian response operations in The Bahamas as our teams continue to assist disaster survivors and help impacted communities stabilize and recover.”
About Annapolis Boat Shows: The 1970 debut of the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland marked a new concept; the first in-water sailboat show in the country. Today the Annapolis Boat Shows has an unsurpassed reputation for offering the most comprehensive boating exhibitions in the industry. Each of our boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. Exhibitors are highly motivated to put you in the boat of your dreams at the best possible price. In addition, one can shop from a vast display of boating products and services — everything from financing and insurance to electronics and foul weather gear. It’s always a fun and informative day exploring boats and boat supplies.
Team Rubicon:Team Rubicon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed across the United States and around the world to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises.