The Hampton Lifeguard Association will be hosting their annual summer kick-off benefit this Saturday May 7th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Main Beach in East Hampton.
As a chapter of the nonprofit United States Lifeguard Association, the Hampton Lifeguard Association includes programs like lifeguard training, a junior lifeguard program, a volunteer ocean rescue squad, the East Hampton YMCA Hurricane Swim Club, swim programs, and competitions. Co-founder John Ryan Jr. spoke more about the mission of HLA and what can be expected from the upcoming benefit.
John says that the mission of Hampton Lifeguard Association is first and foremost “to waterproof Long Island’s South Fork and beyond through education and training.” He went on to say that “In order to promote the safe use and enjoyment of our many water resources in all communities, we provide assistance and participation in water safety programs and lifeguard activities that maintain the well-being for its members and the surrounding communities. We uphold a high standard of lifeguarding through training and lifeguard competitions for all age group programs.”
The summer kick-off benefit is a way to celebrate and welcome the summer season in the Hamptons. John says that the benefit “sparks awareness to the many programs that help to waterproof this community.”
Along with the education and consciousness promoted by the benefit, it’s a day of fun where attendees can gather for great food, drinks, live music, and socialization. They will also be able to support HLA’s mission in the chance auction, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. John says he is looking forward to the event because “it brings together the families and friends that many of us have not seen since the end of the previous summer. It is a renewal of friendships and families that support the same passion of a water-safe community.”
This is the only fundraising event that Hampton Lifeguard Association holds throughout the year, making it that much more special and impactful when it comes to promoting their mission. John says, “The Town, Village, and YMCA RECenter programs have grown with the support of our local governments. The fundraising helps to support the progression of the programs and helps fund the purchasing of additional equipment necessary for the growth.” He hopes that the community will continue their unparalleled support of HLA and get involved in the cause of water safety and lifeguarding. He encourages the enrollment of children in the Town and Village and YMCA RECenter swim programs, including the summer nipper and junior lifeguard programs.
With the summer season just around the corner here in the Hamptons, this is a great way to celebrate a fun-filled summer ahead and a key reminder about the importance of safety in the water. Head out for a day of fun at The Beach Hut in East Hampton this Saturday and support a meaningful mission on the East End!
To donate to the cause and learn more about Hampton Lifeguard Association, visit https://www.ehvor.org.