Successful First Annual Get to the Water DAY Hosted By Get to the Water

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First Annual Get to the Water DAY

On July 20, 2019, Get to the Water hosted its first annual Get to the Water DAY at Galveston beach. Individuals came together to clean the beach and collect trash.

 

 

Get to the Water DAY - National Holiday

Charles Mazzini, CEO, and founder of water-sports apparel company Get to the Water (GTTW), has always felt compelled to protect our waters, whether ocean, lake, or river. Taught by his parents at an early age to respect and care for the water, Mazzini has inspired others to do the same. Due to his love for the water and his desire to raise awareness on the positive effect that water cleanup can have, he created the National Holiday Get to the Water DAY which will partake the third Saturday of every July. 

 

Water Cleanup Efforts

A day that promotes good, clean fun with family and friends, volunteers experienced just that. Get to the Water donated trash bags, gloves, and refreshments to all those who came out. Volunteers and participants worked for several hours picking up hundreds of pounds of trash.

It was truly incredible to see the difference that a few people and a few hours could make. Get to the Water DAY is not only about collecting trash but raising awareness that collectively as a community, we can make a positive impact on the waters that we love and visit. 

 

Get to the Water DAY volunteers cleaning the Guadalupe River.

 

Water Cleanup - Volunteer and Support 

For those of you who missed the event this year and are eager for next year, keep in mind that there are several ways you can support the new National Holiday.

  1. Organize a Get to the Water DAY group - Organize a GTTW Day group in your local area. Whether it is a lake, a stream, or a river, all bodies of water need to be protected. If you organize over 100 people, please contact us so we may assist in purchasing cleanup items for your group.
  2. High School and College Students - We encourage high school and college students to get involved. The schools that organize the largest group will receive FREE Get to the Water t-shirts for their swim team. Other organizations are welcome to join in on the efforts. Please contact us to see how we can work together to promote this cause. 
  3. Buy a shirt - If you cannot make it out to the water, you can still support by purchasing a Get to the Water DAY t-shirt. All profits go to cleanup efforts. 

 

We thank all the volunteers who came out and supported our first Get to the Water DAY and we hope to see more of you in the future. God bless and Get to the Water. 

 

Get to the Water DAY volunteers cleaning Galveston beach

 

To stay up to date and prepare for next year’s Get to the Water DAY (September 19, 2020), join our Facebook page. If you are not in the local area, but would still love to support the cause and contribute to the National Holiday, contact us in regards to setting up a Facebook group for your community. 


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