Calling All Charities: West Marine Seeks Santa Cruz-Area, Marine-Focused Nonprofits to Participate in Upcoming “Cruising for a Cause” Event

Event held in conjunction with grand opening of West Marine’s Santa Cruz store

Watsonville, CA, April 18, 2016 –West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, announced today that it’s looking for Santa Cruz-area, marine-focused nonprofits to participate in its upcoming Cruising for a Cause charity night, being held in conjunction with the grand opening of its Santa Cruz, California store. The event will take place August 26 inside the brand-new store located at 2460 17th Avenue.

In keeping with its mission of supporting local nonprofits across the country, West Marine is eager to work with Santa Cruz-area charities that serve the local boating, fishing, paddling, sailing and marine environmental communities for this exciting event.

Purchasing the $10 ticket allows Cruising for a Cause attendees to enjoy food, beverages, live entertainment and several raffle giveaways. One hundred percent of the proceeds collected from ticket and raffle sales for the event will be split among local participating nonprofits.

For full details on how to apply to participate in “Cruising for a Cause,” please e-mail Nathalie Perreault at

About West Marine
Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (,NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 260 stores located in 38states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, WestMarine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.

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