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This year I am really looking forward to swimming in the 45th Annual Save the Bay swim. I really enjoy training and participating in my annual challenge of swimming 1.7 miles from Newport to Jamestown benefiting Save The Bay to protect and improve the Naragansett Bay. Over the last few months, I have really relied on the Narragansett Bay and specifically East Greenwich Cove for solice, exercise, and perspective. With gyms closed I decided to continue swimming in open water as long as I could stand it. Luckily I found a friend to accept the challenge and we swam all the way through February when the water temperature dipped to the very low 40’s. The pandemic and quarantine brought into sharp focus how lucky we are to live in such an amazing place with such a beautiful natural resource. I found myself taking daily walks by the cove, driving down to see the beaches, paddle boarding well into the winter, and buying very thick wetsuits.
Like many non-profit organizations, Save The Bay has had to get creative this year. Seal Tours were canceled. The Exploration Center in Newport was closed. The Swim event is one of their biggest fundraisers. Through out this all, they have continued to work to clean up the bay and offer educational opportunities. When schools closed due to COVID-19, they rose to the challenge offering Breakfast by the Bay streaming 3 times a week on Facebook offering informative lessons on habitats, plants and animals in the Bay. Beach cleanups and restoration work continued. Each year, we dump 17.6 billion pounds of plastic in our oceans. At this rate, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050. Together, we can make a difference.
Last year Save the Bay is offered a virtual swim event. I swam the 2 mile virtual event and organized a team of friends to paddle board, run, bike, and swim with the BUSCH LEAGUE team. This year there will be an in person event on July 17th, but it will be dramatically scaled down. This will be my first year swimming without a kayaker. I’m pretty nervous about swimming without my shark watcher. In addition to my swim, I’m hoping to recruit a team. If you’re interested please reach out and join us!
Together will complete the following challenges:
2 mile Paddleboard
5 mile kayak
25 mile bike ride
I am asking you to help by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift means a lot to my fundraising efforts for an organization that is important to me!
You can donate online through this site, or if you prefer, you can also send your gift as a check made out ot Save the Bay to the address below. Put a note with my name, along with your check.
100 Save the Bay Drive
Providence, RI 02901
Thank you for all your support!
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