Bean Bags To Benefit Endeavour Fundraising

October 26, 2015

Tourism-branded pink bean bags, which were featured during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, will be up for grabs in an Endeavour fundraising effort organised by the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA].

“After being inundated with requests to buy the sailing spectator seats which lined the America’s Cup event village, the BTA decided to pivot popularity into opportunity, raising money for the benefit of Bermuda’s young people,” the BTA said.

“We think it’s an excellent opportunity to support an America’s Cup legacy benefit,” said Victoria Isley, chief sales and marketing officer for the BTA.

“Anyone who makes a minimum contribution to the Endeavour program will receive from the BTA a comfortable Bermuda tourism-branded Fat Boy Bean Bag Chair. We hope this incentivises donations from individuals or companies who otherwise may not have contributed.”

Fat Boy Bean Bag

The BTA added, “A $200 donation made online at the Bermuda Community Foundation website will qualify the donor to receive a bean bag. There are 30 available.

“All proceeds, less the cost of Customs duty, will go to the Endeavour programme. However, a letter has been sent to the Collector of Customs requesting duty be waived so that Endeavour can receive the maximum benefit.

T”his promotion will begin at noon on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, and will last one week, until noon on Wednesday, November 4 [or until supplies run out]. The donor must donate at least $200 and only one bean bag will be rewarded per transaction.

“The donor must select the “America’s Cup Endeavour Community Sailing Programme” from the drop down menu as the recipient of the funds. Details on how to collect the bean bag will be sent to the donor via email after making the contribution online.

“A quantity of bean bag seats disappeared during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World series weekend. As they’re recovered or returned they will be added to the inventory available to the public in order to grow the amount benefiting the Endeavour Programme.

“Therefore the BTA will happily accept the return of any bean bags at its office in the Washington Mall complex or at any of its Visitor Information Centres in St. George, Hamilton or Dockyard.

“Even if no additional bean bags are recovered, and assuming the Collector of Customs grants the request for waived duty, the Endeavour Programme stands to receive as much as $6,000 as a result of this effort.”

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  1. Zevon says:

    When reading the headline I thought this story was going to be about the leader of the opposition’s latest business idea to sell tea.

    • Herbalist says:

      I guarantee you decriminalizing herb and selling the same formula tea will bring more tourist here then what the donkey’s oba team has done.

    • For a $1000.00 a day pay and the $80.000 bogus bonus you would think he would be a generous donor.

  2. Family Man says:

    Sad (but probably not surprising) to read that some bean bags were stolen during the America’s Cup. Have the decency to return them or pay for them folks. It’s for a good cause.

  3. Izzypop says:

    Some of the pillows disappeared also. These things are heavy and big someone had to see them being carried away.

  4. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    always someone in Bermuda that wants to steal something,typical of the present day society on this Island!

    Go ahead and dislike all you want,the truth hurts huh!

  5. The Night Watch says:

    Some Bermudians really are brazen and thievish….

    In broad daylight, I witnessed a grown woman climb up onto the stage and drag one of these beanbags off, and then proceed to tell her child to grab another one. Her friend (another ADULT) had been sitting on one of the bags for about an hour, holding it and waiting for the right moment to make an escape.

    The three of them made their way down Front St. with the bags in tow, not getting too far before security guards stopped them and took the bags from them. They seemed surprised they weren’t entitled to take the bags home.

    I’m sure they’ll be happy they can now purchase these bags while contributing to a good cause.

  6. SMH says:

    Wow!!! That’s not only brazen, but down right Ghetto!!! And to involve the child. What is that teaching him???? And you all wonder why the young men are the way they are today. Check yourselves Parents.

    • Society creates Ghetto’s and then are surprised by the product of the environment,and that goes for Ghetto’s in Europe too, for those who think its a Black thing.

  7. Sick & Tired says:

    WOW!!! So many many teachers in the public school system asked for these beanbags to be donated to schools. Unbelievably they are being sold to go right back to a programme that involves the Americas Cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Zevon says:

      For programme that directly benefits Bermudian kids.

      • Zevon says:

        ….Without involving inefficient and badly-run schools.

    • TRUTH says:

      NO! They are going to a program that is for all of our children!!

    • Not exactly says:

      Umm… Endeavour Program does involve the schools. It is specifically made for school children!