Wellfleet Beachcomber cites 2011 as record year for funds raised and donated to charities
Published on Friday, December 09, 2011
After totaling their charitable efforts for 2011, the Wellfleet Beachcomber is pleased to announce that they've sponsored, raised, and/or donated over $100,000 to local, regional and national charities over the past 12 months. This represents a record year for the outer Cape restaurant and nightclubʼs fundraising efforts.
Says owner Todd LeBart, “Since the Beachcomber opened in 1978, we have been blessed with wonderful staff, loyal customers and a supportive community. It is important to us to pay this positive energy forward and so we have always included some kind of fundraising effort into our seasonal schedule. This year, however, the results of our efforts far exceeded our expectations, a positive sign in a rocky economic climate. We will make every effort to beat our new benchmark in 2012!”
The various charitable events held by the Beachcomber in 2011 resulted in money raised for the tsunami victims in Japan (American Red Cross); for the Pan-Mass Challenge (Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and the American Cancer Society. An in-kind donation of food was also given to the Mustard Seed Kitchen in Wellfleet. Please see next page for more information on each of the Beachcomber’s fundraisers/donations.
Located in a former lifesaving station overlooking Cahoon Hollow Beach, The Beachcomber operates seasonally from late May through Labor Day. For more information about the Beachcomber, visit: www.TheBeachcomber.com.
· 1/21/1 –A fundraiser for the tsunami victims in Japan. This 24 hour fundraiser (broadcast on face book) raised $3,800 by selling the Beachcomberʼs "Ultimate Season" passes. All proceeds went to the American Red Cross.
· 6/9/11 Pan Mass Fundraiser - 3rd Annual 'Clam Jam". This fun, seasonal food & music event raised $3,040. Shellfish, fish, and other food products were donated by local and regional suppliers (North Coast Seafood, Ring Bros., Native Cape Cod Shellfish, L. Knife & Sons). Employees and volunteers all donated their time (+ tips). Several bands played for free (meals) including the Rip it Ups, Elbows, and Randy & the Oak Trees.
· 8/7/11 Pan Mass Challenge - "Team Beachcomber," spearheaded by our Food Operations Manager, Chris Ross was comprised of 14 riders and raised a total of $67,394. The Beachcomber provides Jerseys for all of the riders (and sells Jerseys as part of the fundraiser) and provides promotional support. The riders do independent fundraising, netting from $4,200 to $8,900 each.
· 9/11/2011 - 19th Annual "Beachcomber Open" Charity Golf Tournament. For the last 3 years this event has been dubbed "Comber for the Cure" with all net proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. To date the tournament has raised in excess of $260K+. (The first 16 years the funds went to Cystic Fibrosis). The tournament is spearheaded by Server Manager Deanna Ross who lost her father to cancer. This year 72 golfers teed off at the Chequessett Golf and Country Club in Wellfleet. Between the greens fees, raffle, silent and live auction, a net $31,885 was raised for the ACS. $16,430 was earmarked for the "Road to Recovery" and the "Hope Lodge” which are local services benefiting Cape Codders.
· 9/13/2011- Food donation to the Mustard Seed Kitchen in Wellfleet. An annual tradition, the Beachcomber donates food left over at the end of the season to Mustard Seedʼs “Meals on Wheels” program. The value of food donated this year was $500.
What a great response to our fundraiser! The Beachcomber sent a check to the Red Cross for $3,800. That's 100% of each pass sold on January 21. Thank you! The work was done by volunteers and the Beachcomber covered all the transaction fees, materials and shipping. Speaking of shipping.... Looking for your pass? It's on its way to you now. We hope you use it often! Looking for us? You can find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wellfleetbeachcomber on Twitter: @TheComah in the store: http://beachcomberstore.com/ (but not literally in the store because it's cold in there) Looking for summer? Bundle up and keep the faith. It will be here before we know it.