West Marine Press Release

West Marine Seeks Boston Area Marine-Focused Non-Profits to Become Beneficiaries at Celebration of its New Flagship Store

Cruising for a Cause Charity Night at Braintree Store Grand Opening

Media Contacts:

Margo Donohue
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (May 6, 2014)

West Marine, the country’s largest waterlife outfitter, announced today that they are looking for Boston area marine-focused non-profits to become beneficiaries of its “Cruising for a Cause” charity night. Set for Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the event will take place in West Marine’s new Braintree store, located at 140 Ivory St. At 18,000 square feet, this will be West Marine’s newest flagship store in the Boston area. Ralph Wilkins from National Geographic’s hit series Wicked Tuna will be attending the charity night and will be donating a Chartered Fishing Trip Valued at $1,200. 

In keeping with West Marine’s mission of conserving marine habitats and supporting local boating non-profits across the country, West Marine is eager to work with Boston-area charities that serve the local boating, fishing, paddling, sailing and marine environmental communities.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales to the “Cruising for a Cause” event will go to local non-profits. West Marine holds similar events around the country that support youth boating programs, beach clean-ups, and organizations that preserve local marine life, among others.

For the $10 ticket “Cruising for a Cause” attendees will enjoy appetizers, beverages and entertainment. For full details on how to apply to participate in “Cruising for a Cause” e-mail grantsandsponsorships@westmarine.com.

About West Marine

Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine, Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering gear, apparel and footwear and other waterlife-related products to anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. With over 275 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts. West Marine has everything you need for your life on the water. For more information on West Marine, Inc. its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine’s stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.