Thank You Thursday 9-11-14

A shoutout to our friends at the Santa Monica Pier Corporation, who gave Heal the Bay space at the Sept. 4th Twilight Concert on the Pier. We were able to show off some of the fun marine artifacts from the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, talk about Coastal Cleanup Day – coming up Sept. 20th – and generally chat it up with the music-loving, ocean-loving community that makes the concert series such an amazing summer ritual. And a special thanks to sunglasses company Chilli Beans and O’Neill Santa Monica surf shop for donating product that evening for a fun giveaway to benefit Heal the Bay. Ross Furukawa of the Santa Monica Daily Press, we appreciate your help in coordinating the prizes too!

Grant funds make it possible for us to educate thousands of Los Angeles County-based students and their teachers about local marine life, ocean conservation and environmental stewardship. The Employees Community Fund of Boeing California deserves a big thank you for their ongoing support of one of our marine education programs, Key to the Sea

We’re also still reeling from the fabulous Eco-Casino Party benefit at The Bungalow, hosted by Fox TV and Ford. Celebrities from Fox’s Fall TV lineup spun a giant prize wheel for their charity of choice, netting Heal the Bay over $4,000. Fox and Ford, thanks for letting us rub shoulders with the stars!