It’s not too early to start thinking about joining in on Provincetown’s most unique homegrown fundraising event, the annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla. This year, the Swim will be honoring the Orlando victims with a special Prayer Ribbons event (details to follow). Pre-registration forms for swimmers, kayakers, volunteers, and boaters are all available online. Swimmers and kayakers who are raising pledges may consider creating their own fundraising page on FirstGiving. Please don’t hesitate to make your request for pledges on the Swim for Life Facebook page. Organizers are expecting to have about $10,000 in prizes and gift certificates for the most pledges raised.
Last year, the Provincetown Community Compact, sponsor of the Swim for Life, honored two swimmers who have swum 25 times with The Compact Long Point Award – Joe Stewart and Bill Silvestri. Is this your 25th Swim? Have you swum 10 times and not been recognized for the Circle of Honor? Please let the Swim team know.
The event will be on Saturday, September 10 this year, and you can find out more at swim4life.org.
T-Shirts to Benefit LGBT Youth at Adam’s Nest
The folks at new boutique Adam’s Nest are doing graphic tee-shirts that benefit the Hetrick Martin Institute, Aly Forney Center, and Tyler Clementi Foundation; all organizations that work LGBTQ youth. A portion of shop proceeds will benefit all the aforementioned organizations.
Owner Adam Singer is also working with the collective that just launched the HIV÷ Divide campaign at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in conjunction with the opening of the Art AIDS America show (bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/art-aids-america). The Adam’s Nest HIV÷ t-shirt is authorized by the collective and is also being sold at the Bronx Museum.
Adam’s Nest is located at 379A Commercial St., Provincetown. For more information call 508.487.6600 or visit adamsnest.com.
Tim-Scapes of Provincetown recently announced that it will extend the availability of its exclusive design created to honor and help the Orlando shooting victims.
The popular apparel store, known as “the little shop with the big gay heart,” will feature t-shirts, tanks, and prints with the Orlando logo through the 2016 Labor Day weekend, and 100% of the profits will be donated.
The Orlando logo was originally created for social media to show solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub shooting as well as the entire LGBT community. Owner Tim Convery was amazed by the reaction of his customers. “After seeing the logo, my Facebook and Instagram followers started emailing me to order t-shirts and tanks. I was really surprised about the design’s popularity and immediately went into production,” said Convery.
Tim-Scapes has contributed over $3,000 to the Gofundme/Pulse Victims Fund created by Equality Florida. Convery has helped nonprofits since opening his store in 2012 by giving $20,000 to national and local nonprofits.
For more information on Tim-Scapes, visit the shop at 208 Commercial St., Provincetown or online at tim-scapes.com.