Hope on Goat March 15

  • Monday, February 10, 2014

The 5th annual “Hope on Goat” benefit is set for March 15 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Goat Island Gatherings. PHOTOS PROVIDED


The 5th annual “Hope on Goat” benefit is set for Saturday, March 15 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Goat Island Gatherings. This fundraiser is held to benefit a local charity with 100 percent of this year’s ticket sales directly benefiting the children in the Louie’s Kids programs. Tickets are $45 each; children under 12 are free, and can be purchased in advance at www.louiekids.org. Ticket sales are limited to 200 with this event selling out each year. Advanced tickets are encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the welcome table at the Isle of Palms Marina the day of the event.

The ticket price includes boat shuttles provided by Barrier Island Eco Tours, running to and from the Isle of Palms Marina throughout the entire event, as well as fresh local oysters steamed over an open fire, homemade locally caught fish stew, hot dogs, desserts and water. This family friendly event will also include a children’s area and local live music opening with Scottie Frier and friends. Coolers are welcome and chairs are encouraged. A silent auction will include donated items from local artists, craftsmen, restaurants and vacation rentals to just name a few.

The mission of Louie’s Kids is to provide bi-weekly workouts, combined with nutrition education, throughout the tri-county area to families who could not otherwise afford a gym, recreation or athletic membership. In addition to helping kids and their families become and remain active Louie’s Kids also established a program called Run Buddies. Run Buddies pairs groups of kids, of all shapes and sizes with volunteer runners who want to encourage kids to run. The program culminates in a 5k or 10k in which the kids and their mentors participate.

Want to go?

Place: Goat Island Gatherings, Goat Island, South Carolina, Channel Marker 116 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, just north of the Isle of Palms Marina

Date: Saturday, March 15 (rain or shine)

Hours: 2 - 6 p.m.

Admission: $45 each, Children under 12 free

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