Date: August 31, 2017
For: IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Re: SUP the River Fundraiser proceeds re-donated by the Barnegat Bay Partnership to
the Texas National Estuary Programs
Contact: Noelle Carino
Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd Annual SUP the River 2017 fundraiser on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Toms River Country Club. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barnegat Bay Partnership* at Ocean County College.
However, due to the catastrophic damages suffered by coastal Texas after Hurricane Harvey, with the enthusiastic approval of the donor (BHI Insurance, Toms River), the Barnegat Bay Partnership has opted to forward these funds on to its sister National Estuary Programs, the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (Corpus Christi, TX) and Galveston Bay Estuary Program (Houston, TX) to help with the massive recovery efforts in their area. (Estuary Programs throughout the United States also generously contributed funds to the Barnegat Bay Partnership post-Hurricane Sandy.)
So grab your paddleboard and come out to support the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce and the Barnegat Bay Partnership at SUP the River 2017! This family-friendly event (#WeAreTR) will be held rain-or-shine and includes a Fun Paddle/Sprint, a 2-mile race (ages 13+), and a 6-mile race.
For additional event information and to register, please go to: www.paddleguru.com/races/SUP theRiver2017.
*The Barnegat Bay Partnership is one of 28 National Estuary Programs established to protect and restore nationally significant estuaries. The BBP has more than 30 partners (including government agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental agencies, and private stakeholders) who work together to protect and restore the Barnegat Bay estuary and watershed. For more information, visit http://bbp.ocean.edu/