West Marine seeks charities for store opening event

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West Marine is looking for Woburn, Mass.-area marine-based non-profits to be the beneficiaries of the "Cruising for a Cause" charity event.

From 6 to 9 p.m. April 28, the benefit will start the grand-opening weekend of West Marine's new flagship store in Woburn. The company seeks charities that are based locally and serve the needs of the boating, fishing and sailing community or the marine environment.

"Cruising for a Cause" participants will earn money from tickets sold for the event. All proceeds will go to the charities. West Marine will provide refreshments and entertainment and will advertise and promote the event.

Non-profits chosen to participate in the grand-opening night celebration will be responsible for selling a minimum of 50 tickets ($10 a ticket) to the event and providing volunteers to help with the festivities.

For details on applying to be a beneficiary of "Cruising for a Cause," send an inquiry via e-mail to grantsandsponsorships@westmarine.com.

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