‘Seas the Day’ at Beach Bash Palm Beach this December

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Annual fete will welcome over 700 notables and benefit the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

sea turtle If you know anything about Palm Beach, you know that it all began when a Spanish ship loaded with 20,000 coconuts, the Providencia, ran aground off the Palm Beach coast in 1878. 

One account of the shipwreck reads: “I was greeted… With a bottle of wine and a box of cigars… There were 20,000 coconuts, and they seemed like a godsend to the people. For several weeks, everyone was eating coconuts and drinking wine.”

Coconuts, cigars and wine? Sounds like a Palm Beach party to us. Now the ultimate Palm Beach party, Beach Bash Palm Beach, presented by resort-wear icon Lilly Pulitzer is back, benefiting the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

On Dec. 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight, over 700 philanthropic influencers will descend upon The Beach Club on Palm Beach for this must-attend party of the year. Decked in their brightest Lilly fashion, guests will step back in time aboard the Providencia, and enjoy:

  • Lavish libations and bites
  • Exciting entertainment
  • Mixing with other notables
  • Anushka pop-up salon
  • Tito’s juice stand
  • Kendra Scott buried treasure jewelry pull
  • And so much more!

“We are thrilled to return for our second year partnering with resort-wear powerhouse Lilly Pulitzer for this amazing event,” said Jack E. Lighton, LMC president & CEO. “This event celebrates the iconic island life and style of Lilly Pulitzer while showcasing Palm Beach’s most treasured environmental assets: sea turtles, magnificent beaches and azure blue ocean waters.”

The 2017 Beach Bash Palm Beach Committee includes event Co-Chairs Nick Kassatly and Kelly Ring. Additional committee members are; Erin Devlin; Mira Fain; Lilly and Sean Ferreira; Ben and Chelsea Lasater; Bobby Leidy; Chris Leidy; Jack E. Lighton and Giovanni DiStadio; Maura McGuire; Maura Nelson; Stacy Nichols; Justin and Shannon Perez; Dina Turner; and Savannah Wentley. 

2017 sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Lilly Pulitzer; The Gardens Mall; Eau Palm Beach; PNC; Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care; Private Oceans; and Loggerhead Marina.

In 2017, the Center named a patient “Lilly” in honor of its partnership with Lilly Pulitzer. The turtle was given a GPS tracker upon its release, which guests can follow.

Beach Bash Palm Beach tickets start at $250 per person prior to event; $300 at the door.

For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, visit marinelife.org/beachbash or contact Veronica Clinton, development manager, at vclinton@marinelife.org



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About Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit sea turtle hospital that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site campus hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, a pier that hosts world-class fishing and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 300,000 guests free-of-charge each year. For more information, visit www.marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.


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