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Cupid Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay set for Saturday

Posted by Patrick Rosso  March 20, 2012 02:22 PM

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Last year's plungers.

Residents from across the Bay State will be taking a plunge this week to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

The second annual Cupid Splash, will take place March 24 at eight beaches along the Greater Boston coast, with the main event in South Boston at the Curley Community Center.

“We expect that this year’s splash will be better than ever,” said Bruce Berman, spokesperson for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “Our region has over 19 miles of sandy beaches that are a tremendous asset, but we all have to pull together and take care of them.”

Last year the group raised more than $20,000 to benefit community events at beaches from Lynn to Hull and this year Berman said they hope to raise even more and with such great weather it seems that it might just happen.

Those who participate in South Boston will also enjoy a warm-up party at the nearby L Street Tavern, with clam chowder from Legal Sea Foods.

Registration costs $25. Those who participate must pledge to raise a minimum of $25. For those a little too timid to take the plunge themselves, the event it also open up to dogs who can plunge in place of their owners.

All funds from the event will be used to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a non-profit group that works to not only highlight the assets of the beaches throughout the region, but also sponsors events at the beaches, like last year’s sandcastle building competition in Revere.

“This is a fabulous way to have some fun with friends and get the adrenaline running for a good cause,” said Berman.

For more information about the event or to register, click here.

Below is a list of all the participating beaches:

• Lynn and Nahant - at the Ward Bathhouse
• Revere Beach - at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand
• Winthrop - Winthrop Beach at Dolphin Ave.
• East Boston - at Constitution Beach bathhouse
• South Boston - BCYF Curley Community Center at M Street
• Dorchester - at Malibu Beach
• Quincy - Wollaston Beach, across from the Beachcomber
• Hull - Nantasket Beach at the Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse

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