West Marine said it will host three fundraisers this year to support its nonprofit BlueFuture Fund and its ongoing grants program and will send its BlueFuture Kids Zone activity tent to store grand openings and special events around the country.
West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 250 company-operated stores in 38 states and Puerto Rico.
West Marine said today that associates and customers in its North American stores raised more than $10,000 during the retailer’s Month of Giving fundraiser in December to support the company’s nonprofit BlueFuture Fund.
West Marine will distribute Sea Hawk Paints to its wholesale customers via the West Marine Pro business-to-business division.
West Marine said it will start its annual Month of Giving to support its non-profit BlueFuture Fund on Dec. 1.
West Marine will sponsor the third annual Standup for the Cure on Saturday at the Miami Yacht Club.
West Marine announced the names of the 25 non-profit organizations that will receive fall BlueFuture grants.
West Marine reported net third-quarter revenue of $191.9 million, a decrease of 1.3 percent from the same quarter last year.
West Marine said today that more than $42,000 was raised to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during an in-store fundraiser in September.
West Marine changed the name of its professional customer business from Port Supply to West Marine Pro.
West Marine officially introduced its new custom-designed BlueFuture Kids Zone activity tent Aug. 27-28 at the grand opening celebration for its new store in Santa Cruz, Calif.