Ocean Cup - Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund

Want to join me in making a difference? Ocean Cup / Gateway Marathon  is raising money to benefit Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation via the Coastal Community Foundation, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

*** Background ***
In June 2019, Nigel Hook re-established the world speed record from Palm Beach, FL to Freeport, Grand Bahama. Up to and during the race, we worked closely with Jamie Rose and many of the local residents in Freeport and then less than 3 months later, Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama. Because of the friendships formed, Nigel and I were especially horrified watching live coverage of the island getting beat up day after day. The extensive devastation made us doubt whether or not a 2020 Ocean Cup was even viable. But in December, Jamie assured us that not only was the world speed record a go, he was expanding his side of the event to help the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation. 

This year, June 5th is the Bahamas Labour Day and, like last year, this 2nd Annual Gateway Marathon world speed record attempt will start on Friday with the teams arriving Freeport to join the festivities, fundraising, and awards ceremonies. The race resumes on Saturday with teams racing back to Palm Beach where we are planning for a historical boat show and the overall awards at Rybovich North.

More information about Coastal Community Foundation: Coastal Community Foundation is known for uniting people and investing resources in the nine counties it serves across coastal South Carolina: Charleston, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper. We were founded in 1974 with a gift of $9,000 from the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston, and we are deeply rooted in the community.


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Janet Wilson 
Del Mar, CA
Coastal Community Foundation 
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Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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