Providence Boat Show names Rhode Island SPCA its 2013 Charitable Partner

Providence Boat Show
January 2, 2013
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Show Honors Humane Organization’s Efforts Throughout Rhode Island

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Providence Boat Show, announced today that the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is its 2013 Official Charitable Partner.

As the show’s charitable partner, the RISPCA will receive a portion of Sunday’s ticket sales, and will be provided a booth at the event and the opportunity for its staff to educate and share information regarding their important mission. In addition, Maritime Solutions of Portsmouth, RI has generously donated a Walker Bay inflatable for the RISPCA to raffle at the show.  The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday afternoon and the winner will be notified immediately.

“We are extremely grateful that the Providence Boat Show has chosen us as their 2013 charitable partner,” said Jim McGee, director of development, RISPCA. “Our needs continue year round, but especially in the winter months. The financial assistance the show will provide and the awareness their efforts will raise are a tremendous boost to our organization and the resources with which we care for our animals.”

A private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the RISPCA was established in 1872 as the first humane organization in Rhode Island and the 3rd oldest humane organization in the United States. The Society’s sole purpose is to protect animal life from all situations that might endanger them, and advocate for the rights and humane treatment of those who cannot speak for themselves. The RISPCA has an open door policy and accepts all animals whether weak, sick, disabled, abused or abandoned, as well as all those in need of a second chance. The organization’s service include adoption, cruelty investigation and humane education; as well as medical assistance, paid for through its Marvin Fund, for the pets of many impoverished, disabled and elderly individuals who otherwise could not afford to care for them.

“The RISPCA provides a much needed service in the Rhode Island community for thousands of animals each year,” said Tom Delotto, director of Newport Exhibition Group. “We are proud to support them in their mission as well as help them by donating a portion of our show’s ticket proceeds.”

Displaying one of the largest selections of boats and accessories during the winter show season in New England, the Providence Boat Show will host over 130 booths with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type, style and use from dinghies to cruisers, as well as a wide variety of accessories and services for boaters. The show will run from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 20th. Online tickets are available through the Providence Boat Show website. Admission is $8 for advance purchase tickets and $10 on show days. A two-day ticket offering is available for $12 in advance or $15 at the start of the show. Military personnel and members of the marine trade receive half price tickets on any day of the show. For more information on the Providence Boat Show, visit  For more information on RISPCA, visit


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