NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW NAMES SAILING HEALS AS ITS 2013 CHARITABLE PARTNER

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Show Partners with Sailing Respite Organization To Support Healing On The Water

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group announced today that Sailing Heals is its Official Charitable Partner for the 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show. A non-profit organization, Sailing Heals is dedicated to providing patients and their caregivers with a delightful day of sailing and boating respite. As the show’s charitable partner, Sailing Heals will receive a portion of Sunday’s ticket sales, complimentary exhibit space at the event and the opportunity for its staff to educate and share information regarding their important mission.

“We are extremely grateful and honored to be the Newport International Boat Show’s charity of choice,” said Trisha Gallagher Boisvert, co-founder and executive director, Sailing Heals. “Newport’s status as the first boat show of the fall season as well as an incredibly important event for companies in the marine industry and the over 40,000 attendees, make the it a fantastic venue for us to raise awareness about Sailing Heals’ work. We truly value both their partnership and support.”

Sailing Heals provides individuals with cancer, their families and caregivers with memorable and therapeutic experiences on the water. Matching owners of beautiful powerboats and sailboats with patients, the organization partners with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Rhode Island Women and Infants and other local medical organizations, as well as the New England circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts and Nantucket Community Sailing, to name a few. Sailing Heals’ guests have found their days on the water to be profoundly enjoyable and important to the healing process.

“Sailing Heals is the perfect organization for boating and sailing enthusiasts to share their favorite pastime with individuals and families who could really benefit from some fun on the water,” said Tom Delotto, director of Newport Exhibition Group. “We are proud to partner with Sailing Heals to support their mission, as well as donate a portion of our show’s ticket proceeds to help fund their important work.”

Expected to draw tens of thousands to historic Newport, the Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12-15, 2013 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the event will host nearly 750 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 85 feet, and a wide variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. Online tickets are available through the Newport International Boat Show website. Tickets for Thursday, September 12th, VIP Day, are $27 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. Admission for Friday, Saturday or Sunday, September 13th, 14th or 15th is $15 in advance and $18 on show days. Children under 12 are admitted free any day when accompanied by an adult. On Friday only, visitors with a valid Military or Newport County Resident ID receive half price admission. For more information on the 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.newportboatshow.com. For more information on Sailing Heals, visit www.sailingheals.org.

What: 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show

When: September 12-15, 2013 Thursday, Sept. 12, Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14 – 10AM to 6PM Sunday, Sept. 15 – 10AM to 5PM

Where: Newport Yachting Center (4 Commercial Wharf) Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf (situated along America’s Cup Avenue) Newport, RI 02840

Admission:    VIP Day – September 12th – Adults $27 in advance*/$30 day-of

September 13th, 14th or 15th – Adults $15 in advance*/$18 day-of

*Includes online processing fee

Children under 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Friday, September 13th, Military personnel with valid ID and Newport County Residents with valid ID receive half-off admission.

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