The 15th Annual Shooze Cruise, presented by the Emerging Leaders of St. Francis House set sail on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018. As tides were rising, attendees boarded the Provincetown II from the Seaport’s World Trade Center Pier with new or gently used men’s shoes in hand.
After the counting was complete, we collected over 300 pairs of shoes and raised over $35K for St. Francis House!
As attendees arrived and crossed the gangway, they donated shoes into Shooze Cruise collection boxes that quickly filled up. (Thanks DGI Invisuals for the amazing collection boxes!) Our Emerging Leaders team got to work early volunteering at the registration area, staffing the expedited First Mates boarding desk and selling raffle tickets. We also set up quick and easy burrito and pizza stations (compliments of Boloco Atlantic Wharf and Florina Pizzeria & Paninoteca) which were a huge hit with attendees as they boarded!
Once out on the harbor, everyone enjoyed the amazing food, generously donated by North 26 Restaurant and Chef Julia Brant for the fourth consecutive year. Sandwiches, a shrimp tower, various salads, and delicious desserts were on the menu. And once out on the harbor, attendees were treated to a light show that filled the night skies.
Guests enjoyed a lively evening filled with refreshing harbor breezes and they snapped hundreds of photos of the Boston skyline. Many guests took advantage of our social media contest for a chance to win prizes which included gift cards donated by Wolverine World Wide!
Thank you to all of our 2018 Shooze Cruise sponsors!
A huge thanks to our Captain Level ($5K) Sponsors: Webster Bank and Converse for their financial support and presence on the cruise. In kind sponsors, North 26 Restaurant, Chef Julia Brant, and the crew at WERS 88.9 supported us by donating the evening’s delicious food and much appreciated radio ads. Thanks to our First Lieutenant ($1K) sponsors: RKD Group, JM Service LLC, The Kensington, LogMeIn, W.B. Mason, Boston Environmental Management Company, Toshiba, and Tim Nolan for making sure the cruise was a success!