South Jersey lifeguards raise thousands of dollars every July to benefit the Society through the annual Upper Township Beach Patrol MS Six-Mile Bay Row.
More than 50 crews of lifeguards will row Van Duyne surfboats six miles in the back bays around Strathmere, N.J.. The hosting Deauville Inn will be packed with hundreds of fans and supporters of their favorite crews.
The organizers were looking for a unique race that could utilize the athletic skills of lifeguards and provide the South Jersey Chiefs Association with a venue for giving back to the communities it works in, said founder Bill Handley. Nearly 20 years later, the event remains a summer fixture down the shore.
2013 Event Information:
Annual Upper Township Bay Row
Tuesday, July 23
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Start/Finish will be held at the Deauville Inn in Strathmere, N.J.