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 Provincetown Community Compact


108The 27th Annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla

       September 6, 2014.

It’s been twenty-seven years and $3M raised since the first Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla in 1988. From an intimate gathering of sixteen swimmers who raised $6,000 to last year’s 400 swimmers who raised over $200,000, this post-Labor Day fundraiser has become the quintessential Provincetown tradition. The popular weekend will feature the Swim on Saturday, September 6 at the Boatslip Resort, with the Celebration of Life Concert, produced by John Thomas, the night before at the UU Meeting House.

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Funds raised from swimmers across the country and beyond benefit: Helping Our Women, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Outer Cape Health Services, Provincetown Rescue Squad, Lower Cape Ambulance, Provincetown Schools, Soup Kitchen of Provincetown and The Compact Community Fund and Youth Reach Art Project at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum.

Business sponsors to date include: Seamen’s Bank, Lead Sponsor; Provincetown Banner, Media Sponsor; Far Land Provisions; Boatslip Resort; Lobster Pot Restaurant; Fanizzi’s Restaurant; the Crown & Anchor; Mussel Beach Health Club, Harbor Hotel, Marc Jacobs, Scott A. Allegretti, D.D.S., Shawn Nightingale Productions  and Berta Walker Gallery.

This year’s t-shirt design is a 1916 etching by BJO Nordfeldt in commemoration of the Provincetown Art Association & Museum’s Centennial.

The Provincetown Community Compact, sponsor of the event, was founded in 1993 by Jay Critchley to nurture the arts, environment and culture of the community. It also manages two dune shack residencies in the Cape Cod National Seashore and runs its innovative “Think-ubator” program.