FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 9, 2014
Media Contact: Beth Patkoske, THE DAVENPORT COMPANIES
(508) 394-8800 ext. 142
Seaside Le Mans Raises Over Half a Million for Cape Non-Profits as Cape Cod Commercial Linen/E.J. Jaxtimer Defend Their Title as Racing Champions
(South Yarmouth, MA) - More than a half million dollars was raised for Cape non-profits as the Cape Cod Commercial Linen/E.J. Jaxtimer Builders team defended their title as winners of the 14th Annual Seaside Le Mans - The Race for the Cape Cod Community on Saturday September 6th at Mashpee Commons. The reigning champs beat 16 other race teams competing in the four hour endurance race of Formula One race karts from F1 Boston. Grand Marshal, U.S. Congressman Bill Keating, kicked off the event as part of a patriotic opening ceremony including a medley of songs by the 30-member “We Are The Men” singers and an appearance by the Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard.
Following just a lap behind the winning team was second place finishers Shepley-Andersen/ A. & E. Forms and taking third place was the team from C.C. Construction/P.K.M. Contractors. Rockland Trust won the Bank Cup and the Sportsmanship Award was presented to the Premier Companies. The 45-minute Cape Cod Healthcare pre-race with 12 teams was won by the “IS Speeders”. Cape Cod Healthcare, the official medical care provider for the race, also hosted the medical tent and a blood drive.
Although the competition was often spirited, all teams agree that the true winners of this race are the beneficiary organizations and the Cape Cod community overall. Donations are sent to the Cape Cod Foundation, which in turn distributes the funds to this year’s beneficiaries: Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Baseball League, Cape Cod Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative and Cape Cod Healthcare. Between kart sponsorships and matching contributions, the four beneficiaries shared in $536,000, bringing the fourteen year total to over $4.5 million, with all funds directly benefiting the Cape Cod community. Unique among fundraisers, 100% of sponsorship dollars go directly to the chosen beneficiaries since The Davenport Companies covers all event-related costs.
Plans are already underway for the 15th annual Seaside Le Mans, scheduled for Saturday September 12, 2015. For more information on the race and sponsorship opportunities, please contact DeWitt Davenport or Beth Patkoske at 508-398-2293 or visit www.seasidelemans.org.
Established in 1956, The Davenport Companies remain family owned and operated. The South Yarmouth-based operation has evolved into a real estate holding and investment company with businesses in the hospitality, services and real estate industries.