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Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. (CDBi) held a team-oriented, no-experience-necessary sporting event for the New Haven community on Saturday January 21, 2017 at Jordan’s Furniture Long Wharf, New Haven. The Indoor Rowing Relay & Raffle took place from 7:30am to 10am in the “It Adventure Ropes Course” area. CDBHi is a close neighbor of Jordan’s, located about one mile from the future home of the Canal Dock Boathouse on Long Wharf Drive. The Indoor Rowing Relay featured friendly competition among 30 teams organized & sponsored by local companies, community organizations and New Haven schools. Using indoor rowing machines, teams of five (5) participants each raced in relay format. In addition, the races were projected live onto the large wall behind the Water Show fountain in the ropes course area, creating fun for spectators as well.
Awards were presented to the fastest female, male & mixed rowing teams, and other prizes from kayaks to paddle-boards, and gift-certificates to Olympic pin collections, were drawn in the raffle at the conclusion of the event. Also notable, two-time Olympic oarsman and bronze medal winner Charlie Cole, of New Canaan, CT, made an appearance with his medal from the London Olympics in 2012.
Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. (CDBi) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New Haven. They operate a community-oriented, waterfront center to support programming of nonmotorized boating activities, as well as environmental education programs through a partnership with the University of New Haven. For more information about CDBi, please visit: http://www.canaldock.org or http://www.facebook.com/CanalDock.
Customers donate to “Coats For Kids”, helping area families in-need
Serving as collection points from October through December 2016, all Jordan’s Furniture locations accepted like-new, gently-used winter coats for all ages, as a Corporate Partner and Sponsor of Antons Cleaners’ Coats For Kids Program. Through the generosity of Jordan’s customers, over 6,500 warm winter garments were dropped off during the 3-month collection period. All coats were cleaned free of charge by Antons Cleaners. The donations will be distributed to area families in-need by partners such as The Salvation Army, Mass Coalition for the Homeless, Children’s Friend, MSPCC, Rosie’s Place, Room To Grow, New Reach Inc. and many others, including social service agencies in MA, NH, RI, and CT.
Jordan’s Furniture has been a proud sponsor and partner with Coats For Kids for many years. A radio public-service-campaign aired throughout the market, voiced by Jordan’s President and CEO Eliot Tatelman. To help further publicize the program, Jordan’s displayed posters in all stores, included information on the company’s website, posted messages on social media, and deployed email blasts. “It has always been important for us to give back to the community,” says Tatelman. “By offering our stores as drop-off locations for donations was a no-brainer. Antons Cleaners does a wonderful job with this program and we are proud that our involvement helps to drive thousands and thousands of coats for families right in our neighborhoods.”
Jordan’s also provided many of the prizes for Coats For Kids School Rewards, including a $1200 donation toward after-school or sports programs to the school that collected the most number of coats. Tickets to Jordan’s Sunbrella IMAX Theaters were also donated to winning schools.
The mission of Coats for Kids is simple, “Anyone who needs a coat will have one.” Since the program’s conception by Antons in 1995, nearly 80,000 coats have been collected and distributed. Coats For Kids is a Caring Partners program and is sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture, Antons Cleaners, and Enterprise Bank.