DELRAY BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/13 -- Boston's on the Beach's salute to the city of Boston and the tragedy that struck on April 15 at the Boston Marathon was by all measures a tremendous success. Hosting a community-wide event that included local running clubs, corporate sponsors, five bands, and an official proclamation from the city of Delray Beach, the event garnered just over $20,000. All proceeds will be sent to The One Fund in Boston, the official nonprofit established to assist the victims and families impacted by the horrific events on Patriots' Day in Boston.
Live bands donated their time and kept the crowd entertained with music, along with chance games, raffle prizes, and a silent auction that included round-trip airfare to a Boston Red Sox game, restaurant dinners, hotel stays, gifts, and spa baskets. More than 300 people came and went during the evening at the popular Delray Beach sports bar. They had a single mind-set, helping others in their time of need. Sports anchor Joe Girvan emceed the evening, sharing the stage with his ESPN 106.3 colleagues, Emerson Lotzia and Josh Cohen.
"We were stunned by the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston fans filled the restaurant that day, looking to share their grief with others," said Mark DeAtley, Boston's general manager. "We looked for some way we could help, and today, it all came together. We appreciate all of the sponsorship support and the generosity of our patrons."
About the Boston's property:
A nationally recognized South Florida landmark, locally owned Boston's on the Beach is celebrating its 33rd anniversary. The recently renovated hot spot has received numerous accolades, including "Best Neighborhood Bar" and "Best Live Entertainment," and was named a "Top 10 Florida Beach Bar." Over the preceding three decades, Boston's has evolved into the ultimate destination, serving locals and tourists alike, and undergoing an extensive upgrade in 2012. Upstairs from Boston's is 50 Ocean, a new casually sophisticated restaurant with spectacular views of the ocean. Just outside is the new Sandbar Delray Beach, a one-of-a-kind oceanfront restaurant with a tiki bar and beach sand underfoot.
Boston's on the Beach
40 South Ocean Blvd. A1A
Delray Beach, FL 33483
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work: 561-844-1778, ext. 21
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