Shore Dreams Seeking Corporate Sponsors

With Shore Dreams for Kids four months away, organizers of the annual Seaside Heights, N.J.-based event, which provides a day boat rides, carnival-style fun and food for mentally and physically challenged children and adults, are looking for corporate sponsors. The all-volunteer-staff event runs entirely on donated funds, services and products.


The annual Shore Dreams for Kids event relies on donations and its all-voluteer staff. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

“Right now, we are just getting out of the gate with our fundraising Casino Night event on May 9, all the proceeds of which go to support Shore Dreams,” said Dave Patnaude, a Shore Dreams for Kids board member who’s also president of the New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club. “We’re lagging a little behind where we were last year in sponsorship and ticket sales for Casino night.”

In additon to corporate sponsorships for their specific upcoming fundraising event, the organizers are seeking overall corporate-level support for the actual Shore Dreams for Kids event in July. Company representatives should contact Shore Dreams president/board member Joe Nasso, board member John Marotta or Patnaude through the organization’s website According to Patanaude, sign-ups for boat owners who want to provide rides for Shore Dreams participants will start in June.

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