Boston Whaler, the Edgewater, Florida-based builder of fibreglass boats, recently donated more than US $1,400 to Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) in support of the center’s community programs.
Whaler Director of Consumer Experiences Nathan Abdalian, and Marketing and Sales Event Coordinator Anna Collins, presented a cheque for the donation and met with students and teachers at ACA in late July.
“We’re proud to present this cheque to Atlantic Center for the Arts in support of its terrific programs,” says Abdalian. “On behalf of the entire Boston Whaler team, we are so grateful to our local community for their ongoing support. It’s rewarding to celebrate that community and be able to give back.”
The money was raised during this year’s IMAGES Art Festival, an annual event held in New Smyrna, Florida, through the raffle of two custom art pieces, each featuring a Boston Whaler boat. The money raised by Boston Whaler will go toward Summer Art Camp scholarships for children who would not otherwise be able to attend; every US $100 raised sends a child to a week of camp.
“The ACA team deeply appreciates the level of involvement Boston Whaler has had these past few years with IMAGES and our community, raising money to send our kids to Summer Art Camp,” said Heather Paternoster, Special Events Coordinator for ACA.
Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility. ACA is dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary and performing arts.
Founded in 1958, Boston Whaler manufactures fibreglass vessels ranging from 11 to 42 feet. The company is a Brunswick boat brand.