West Marine will begin accepting online applications on Thursday for its next round of 2016 BlueFuture Fund grants.
West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 company-operated stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and five franchised stores in Turkey.
West Marine said it will celebrate the grand opening of its new, larger water life store in Santa Cruz, Calif., during the weekend of Aug. 26-28.
West Marine will begin accepting online applications for its next round of 2016 BlueFuture Fund grants on Sept. 1.
West Marine Inc. reported second-quarter net revenue of $251.6 million, which was $1.6 million, or 0.6 percent less than in the same quarter last year.
West Marine said its first World Oceans Day Bag Design Contest raised more than $3,800 for the non-profit BlueFuture Fund.
Steve Cleary, founder of the marine representative company Marine Markets West, died at his home June 22 at the age of 73 after a brief battle with cancer.
West Marine said it will sponsor the fifth annual Standup for the Cure on July 9 at Harbor Towne Beach in Muskegon, Mich.
West Marine said it raised $30,000 to support its non-profit BlueFuture Fund during National Safe Boating Week.
West Marine said it is giving America’s love of selfies a patriotic twist with its first “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” social media contest, which offers participants the chance to win a $2,016 West Marine gift card.
West Marine said it will host the America’s Cup trophy on June 9 at its Chicago flagship store.