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Sail Baltimore Annual Fundraiser, Friday, November 12, 2010
Sail Baltimore invites the public to hoist a few for their annual Beer, Boats & Ballads fundraiser keeping visiting tall ships sails full Inner Harbor and Fells Point docks busy with tourism
This year’s event features live music by Slow Shot, a special appearance at our live auction of Orioles legend Davey Johnson, auctioneer Rex Snider of WNST-Radio and speed painter, Martina Hahn, who will paint a piece exclusively for Sail Baltimore which will be auctioned.
Sail Baltimore signature cocktail, Dark-n-Stormy will be featured along with beer from Clipper City and Evolution Craft Brewing Company, and delicious fare provided by Black-Eyed Susan, BlueGrass, Hooters, Johnny Dee’s Lounge, Koopers Chowhound Burger Wagon, Mama’s on the Half Shell, Noodles & Company, Phillips Seafoods, One-Eyed Mike’s, Rusty Scupper, Shuckers of Fells Point and Supano’s Steakhouse.
This is Sail Baltimore’s fourth year of hosting Beer, Boats & Ballads at Phillips Foods World Headquarters, which has ample, free parking on site.
“We are delighted and always grateful at the generosity of all of our sponsors for Beer, Boats & Ballads, but we could not do this event without the support of Phillips and their generous donation of this location for our fundraiser,”
Sail Baltimore, the single organization responsible for attracting all visiting foreign and domestic tall ships, schooners, frigates and ice breakers to Baltimore, relies heavily on this annual fundraiser to keep the sails full and blowing into both the Inner Harbor and Fells Point on an annual basis.
Since 1975 the all-volunteer board of Sail Baltimore has brought nearly 500 international vessels to Baltimore and co-produced more than 50 maritime events. Additionally, Sail Baltimore developed and executes its Learn the Ropes program that introduces local area school groups first hand to visiting naval vessels.
Thirty five years of hosting an annual international fleet of tall and naval vessels has impacted the region economically. The largest of these events to date, OpSail 2000, brought more than thirty tall ships, 1.5 million visitors and more than $100 million in economic impact to the Baltimore area. Sail Baltimore will once again play a significant role in attracting tall ships for the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial along with Operation Sail, the US Navy, the City of Baltimore and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
Sail Baltimore is the city's blockbuster attraction, a changing museum in the harbor and Fells Point, in which residents and visitors alike can learn about various cultures around the world. Sail Baltimore, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, operates with a mission of economic development, education and cultural exchange. Our annual sponsors are the City of Baltimore, Harborplace & The Gallery, The Propeller Club of Baltimore, M&T Bank, Association of Maryland Pilots, Moran Towing, BATA Marine and Lang Septic Service.
Event sponsors include: M&T Bank, Phillips Foods, R&R Events, Slow Shot, Spinsheet Magazine, TBC and VERB! Communications.
Tickets are available online, at the door or you may contact Sail Baltimore at 410.522.7300 for more information. Please visit us at www.sailbaltimore.org.
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