New Bedford Community Boating Fundraiser This Saturday


Community Boating Center (CBC) of New Bedford, MA, will host its 9th annual Opening of the Bay Celebration this Saturday, May 30, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Fort Taber Park. The event will include dinner, dancing, a cash bar and silent auction.

Proceeds will benefit CBC’s Summer Youth Program, which enriches the lives of local youth by connecting them with mentors and exposing them to a new and challenging environment.

CBC invites the public for a night of dining and dancing while helping to make a difference in the life of an underprivileged local child. Last summer 80% of the children attending the CBC program were from low-income families who do not have the ability to pay for boating activities. The Opening of the Bay fundraiser allows these students to participate free of charge.


Individual Donations will be Matched

Whether or not you can attend the Opening of the Bay, you can help CBC with a donation that will be matched by an anonymous donor. All donations prior to June 30, 2015, from individuals who have not donated in the past 3 years will be matched 2 to 1. If you have donated in the past few years, your donation will be matched 1 to 1.

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Tickets are $65 in advance and can be purchased here or by calling CBC at (508) 992-6219.