Bay Splash Events
Upcoming Bay Splash Event: Saturday May 26 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
"Hop in the Bay" IPA beer release with Fairhope Brewing. More details to come!
Bay Splash events are smaller events throughout the year where we partner with other community organizations to raise awareness of our mission. These events are often outdoor events designed to connect more citizens to our natural resources. Many times, an organization approaches us and offers to host an event and donate a portion of proceeds to support our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. We are very grateful to have such valuable partnerships in our community!
Are you interested in collaborating with us on a Bay Splash event? For more information, please contact Development Director Justine Herlihy at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Examples of Bay Splash Events
The Big Float
The Big Float is a paddling event held in conjunction with SweetWater Brewing in conjunction with SweetWater's "Save Our Water Campaign". The purpose of this event is to connect more community members to our beautiful natural resources. In 2016, the event consisted of a two-hour guided paddle with WildNative Delta Safaris from Bluegill Restaurant to Whiskey Ditch. Following the paddle, we enjoyed lawn games, live music, and drink specials. This year we plan to partner with 17 Turtles Outfitters in Fairhope and host the event on Fly Creek. Stay tuned for an announcement about the Big Float in 2017!
Yoga in the park
During our 20th anniversary in 2017, local yoga instructor and Baykeeper member Alison Herlihy is hosting "Yoga in the Park", a monthly yoga class in various parks throughout Mobile and Baldwin Counties to benefit Mobile Baykeeper. Cost to attend is $10. Stay tuned for announcements on next month's class!
"Be Good For Something" Shrimp Eating Contest
In 2015 and 2016, we partnered with our friends from Wintzell's Oyster House, Good People Brewing, and Gulf Distributing Company to organize a shrimp-eating contest with teams from Wintzell's, Mobile Baykeeper, and other local businesses to benefit our mission. You can't have great seafood without clean water!
Flora Bama Gulf Coast Paddle Championships
2017 marked the second year we assisted volunteering at the Flora Bama Gulf Coast Paddle Championships. The event is a paddle boarding tournament on Ole River in Orange Beach hosted by Gulf Coast Paddle Company and we received a portion of proceeds from the event.
Whole Foods 5% Day
In 2017, Whole Foods Market Mobile selected Mobile Baykeeper as the recipient of its 5% Community Giving Program. On this particular day, 5% of net sales from Whole Foods Mobile directly benefitted our efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. It was a great turnout and we were honored to be a part of such a wonderful giving program.
Are you interested in supporting our work through a Bay Splash event? Contact Development Director Justine Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.