FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2019
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng and Matt Leonenko | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead & Port Washington Community Chest to Host Annual Manhasset Bay
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Community
Chest of Port Washington are proud to host the annual Manhasset Bay Kayak Run on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. Participants will launch from the North Hempstead Town Dock in Port Washington at the sound of cannon fire, then will proceed for a leisurely paddle around the bay. The event is a fundraiser for the Community Chest of Port Washington, which serves those in need in the Port Washington community.
Participants may choose whether they would like to compete with kayaks, paddle boards or
canoes. Kayak rentals are available to those who do not own their own kayak for discounted rates at Atlantic Outfitters, 405 Main St., and Koastal Paddle, 158 Manorhaven Blvd.
A raffle drawing will be held at the finish line of the event at Town Dock. The top raffle prize is a brand new kayak.
Entry fee for adults over 20 years of age is $25; $45 if paid on July 20. Young adults and children pay $10, $25 if paid on July 20. Visit www.portchest.org to register and pay online. Paper registration forms are available at the Town Dock, Atlantic Outfitters, or online at www.portchest.org/calendar. Entry forms and payment can be dropped off at the Community Chest (382 Main St.) or Atlantic Outfitters (Inspiration Wharf, 405 Main St.)
A storm date for the event is scheduled for Sunday, July 21 at 10 a.m. For more information on this year’s Kayak Run, please call the Town of North Hempstead at 311, or the Community Chest at 767-2121
Kayakers take to Manhasset Bay for the annual Kayak Run.