Sea Island Rotary Club Goes Shrimping for Local Children's Charities; Participants Receive Chance to Win $100,000

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Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort, SC, is sponsoring an ADOPT A SHRIMP Charity Shrimp Race. Participants have chance of winning $100,000

The Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort is sponsoring a charity shrimp race on Saturday, October 3, during the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, to benefit Polio Plus, Beaufort children's charities and an international water mission that provides clean and portable water for a community in a Third World country. The race, which will have 5,000 plastic adopted competing shrimp, will begin at 10:30 a.m. near the Woods Memorial Bridge adjacent to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

"We at Sea Island Rotary are excited to have such a fun, philanthropic event to offer the community," stated Marc Fisher, president of the Sea Island Rotary Club. "Everyone loves the Shrimp Festival and what could be more fun than donating to great causes and receiving the chance to walk away with a cash prize?"

Each shrimp will have a unique number 0001 through 5,000. The shrimp will float with the tide toward a trap at the finish line. The first 10 shrimp to cross the finish line receive $100-$2,000, depending on their ranking.

Additionally, the top 10 finishing shrimp have a chance to win a $100,000.00 cash prize if their shrimp number correctly matches the randomly selected number by Odds On Promotion, a third party insurance company, prior to the start of the race.

Results will be announced at the conclusion of the race at Waterfront Park.

To adopt a shrimp, visit or contact Georgianna Coates at (843) 379-8000.

The Sea Island Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at 12 p.m. at St Peters Catholic Church Reception Hall, Beaufort SC. Its mission is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. For more information, visit


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