One of the most talked about events in Beaufort is the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival that is held downtown in October. The shrimp race is a popular fundraising event and 100% of net proceeds will benefit CAPA, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, various local Beaufort children’s charities, and Rotary International projects.
This is how the race works. A donation of $10 per shrimp is made (the shrimp are not real, but plastic). Each shrimp is given a unique number. The day of the race, the shrimp are dropped in the Beaufort River, and the first 10 to cross the finish line will win a cash prize. A lucky number is determined before the race for the chance to win $1,000,000. If one of the first ten shrimp to cross the finish line has this number, the donator wins the money!
The prize money for the top ten is as follows:
Below are a couple of the organizations that the donated money will go to.
CAPA stands for Child Abuse Prevention Association. It's miision statement is: CAPA breaks the destructive cycle of child abuse and neglect by equipping parents, children, and their caregivers with necessary skills, knowledge, and values. It is a local non-profit organization that has community outreach programs as well as parenting classes.
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is a nationally
Their mission is to provide comprehensive
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