John Fisher presents a donation check to the Block Island Rescue Squad from the 2013 Raffle proceeds
The Storm Trysail Club’s 2015 Block Island Race Week raffle will benefit the Block Island Rescue Squad and Block Island Medical Center, among other organizations.
Through the years the Race Week Raffle has raised more than $100,000 in donations. 2013's Raffle donated over $21,000 to:
- The Block Island Rescue Squad - they've been called into action for one reason or another by virtually every BIRW.
- The Block Island Medical Center - that has patched-up more injured sailors over the years that can be remembered.
The Storm Trysail Club is very thankful for the relationship it has with Block Island residents and businesses. “Block Island has been a wonderful host for race week for 50 years, and through the raffle we can give back to the community that gives our regatta such a fantastic setting,” said Event Chairman Peter Rugg.
The 2015 Raffle will again include a list of amazing Race Week prizes:
- The Grand Prize - A Rolex timepiece
- A three night, four day stay for two at the Bitter End Yacht Club
- Two Gill sailing jackets
- A collection of Vineyard Vines apparel and accessories
- A Mt Gay Rum collector's set
- A large Soundview Millworks carving board
- And more prizes will be added as BIRW approaches
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the “BIRW Raffle” link at http://blockislandraceweek.com/