Oceana’s Inaugural “SeaBlue” Event March 3 at W Fort Lauderdale | Oceana

Oceana’s Inaugural “SeaBlue” Event March 3 at W Fort Lauderdale

Press Release Date: January 20, 2012

Location: Fort Lauderdale


Anna Baxter | email: abaxter@oceana.org
Anna Baxter

SeaBlue is a South Florida event benefitting Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans. The inaugural event will feature a special musical performance by The Honey Brothers with Oceana Ambassador Adrian Grenier and include Alexandra Cousteau and World Champion Freediver Martin Stepanek.

SeaBlue, co-chaired by philanthropic leaders Senta Monet Mackel and Louise Storelli Fogarty, will be hosted at the award-winning W Fort Lauderdale. During the event, 300 guests will be treated to an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dancing in an underwater world created by Chris Cruz of Emagination.

Prior to the main event, sponsors will be treated to a VIP reception. Sponsorship packages range from $50,000 to $2,500 and a limited number of tickets to the main event are on sale. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased online at www.seablueevent.org

SeaBlue is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and underwriters, including W Fort Lauderdale, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, LiveESP.com, Wells Fargo, Bacardi U.S.A. and Emagination.

The Honey Brothers with Oceana Ambassador Adrian Grenier
Alexandra Cousteau
Martin Stepanek, World Champion Freediver

Saturday, March 3, 2012 (RSVP REQUIRED)
7 to 11:30 p.m. (MEDIA CHECK-IN @ 6 p.m.)

W Fort Lauderdale
401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About SeaBlue:

We need the oceans and the oceans need us. As Floridians, the oceans are vital to our lives and communities, from the seafood they supply to the recreational activities they offer. Our mission is to dedicate one evening to “SeaBlue” and give back to the oceans that have provided us with so much. This event will increase awareness and support for the international ocean conservation organization Oceana as it works to protect and preserve our oceans for future generations. For more information, please visit www.seablueevent.org.

About Oceana:
Oceana wins policy victories for the oceans using science-based campaigns. Since 2001, we have protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures. More than 500,000 supporters have already joined Oceana. Global in scope, Oceana has offices in North, South and Central America and Europe. To learn more, please visit www.oceana.org.

About W Fort Lauderdale:
Located between Palm Beach and Miami, just seven miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, W Fort Lauderdale Hotel was developed by The DYL Development Group and is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. This sleek, escape-from-the-ordinary hotel features 346 stylishly appointed guest rooms, including luxurious suites, a state-of-the-art gym, two glamorous infinity pools with private cabanas, a full-service WIRED business center and the signature W Hotel Whatever/Whenever® Concierge service. One hundred and seventy one stylish W condo-hotel residences are located in the resort’s second tower. W Fort Lauderdale Hotel is located at 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For more information, please call 954.414.8200 or visit www.WFortLauderdaleHotel.com.

About W Hotels Worldwide:
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 41 hotels and retreats in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts and signature spas. With more than 12 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 50 hotels by the end of 2012. W Hotels and W Retreats have been announced for Paris, St. Petersburg, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Athens – Astir Palace, and Verbier, among other international destinations. For more information, visit www.WHotels.com.