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United Way of Greater New Bedford is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Clambake with Lobster, to be held on Friday, June 9th, has it’s first-ever Admiral Sponsor at $7,500 from Webster Bank. The Clambake is the main fundraising event hosted by United Way of Greater New Bedford. The event draws a crowd of nearly 700 to New Bedford’s Pier 3 for a casual night of great food, full cash bar, live music by WIRED for dancing, games and a large silent auction.
“Webster Bank is pleased to be a title sponsor for the 2017 United Way Clambake. The United Way of Greater New Bedford has a deep understanding of the community’s needs and the solutions necessary to support individuals and families in the Greater New Bedford region. The event itself also showcases the success the city has had in bringing the working waterfront, hospitality, and tourism industries together,” stated Don Troppoli, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Business Banking at Webster Bank.
Captain level sponsors at $5,000 for the Clambake are Brewster Ambulance and South Coast Towing. Chief Officer Sponsors at $2,500 include BayCoast Bank, My Tech Solutions and Sylvia Group. First Mate Sponsors thus far at $1,000 include: Acushnet Company, Bank Five, Boutique Fitness, Bristol County Savings Bank, CliftonLarsonAllen, Dome Publishing, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union, Pidalia, RDA Insurance, RMS, Rockland Trust, South Coast Media Group and St. Anne’s Credit Union. Additional supporters include the bar sponsor, Freitas Package Store, and wine sponsor, Chloe. There is still room for additional sponsors and donations are needed for the silent auction. Please call Victoria Grasela at 508-994-9625 Ext 218 for details.
“The Clambake is simply one of the best events in Greater New Bedford and a fun way to kick off the summer season and connect with lots of friends,” comments Joe Lopes, long time member of the Clambake committee and United Way Board of Directors.
Tickets for the event are $100 per person, $40 of which is tax deductible. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at unitedwayofgnb.org or by calling (508)994-9625 ext. 219. Proceeds from the event help United Way provide critical support to the entire community long after the tents are packed away.