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Updated February 10, 2011

ST. MAARTEN HEINEKEN REGATTA 2011 ADDS GOLDENDOG CUP PRIZE FOR FASTEST CHARITY RUN

- ANNUAL GOLDENDOG CUP PROVIDED BY FOUR-TIME HEINEKEN REGATTA CHAMPS TEAM GOLDENDOG TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SAIL FOR CHARITY

MILFORD, CT USA/ SIMPSON BAY, ST. MAARTEN, DWI - 8 FEBRUARY 2011 - The 2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta adds the "Team Goldendog Cup" prize for the fastest boat racing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta for a charitable cause. The Team Goldendog Cup is provided by the four-time St. Maarten Heineken Regatta champs Team Goldendog, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, DWI/St. Martin, FWI, who have raced in the last seven regattas to raise funds and awareness for homeless and abandoned animals.

According to the Director of the 2011 Heineken Regatta, Heather Tackling, "the Goldendog Cup will be awarded each year at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta to the team which sails for a recognized charity taking the highest position in any class in the regatta excluding the lottery class. In the case of multiple teams having the same position in class, the tie will be broken on the lowest points scored."

Ms. Tackling continued, "as you know, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is all about 'Serious Fun". With three days of competitive sailing, top line musical venues, and amazing parties in a tropical paradise, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is the ultimate Caribbean sailing event. Many of the boats in the Regatta are sponsored by businesses, however more and more teams each year are racing for charity. We are very excited to add the Goldendog Cup, and to encourage all forms of charitable participation in the Regatta. Having Serious Fun and giving back to your favorite charity is without a doubt the best way to enjoy the true competitive nature of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta."

Jeffrey Sochrin, Chairman and Founder of Team Goldendog explained, "this year we announced Team Goldendog will not sail in the 2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, suspending the sailing portion of our 2011 campaign, in memory of dearly departed Golden Retriever Max. Instead, the team will concentrate on raising funds and awareness for homeless and abandoned animals in Max's honor."

Mr. Sochrin continued, "when we started racing back in 2004, there were very few boats racing to help charities. As the word got out that several boats were doing it, the idea caught on and now the numbers of charitable participants has increased each year.

The Goldendog Cup will serve as a vehicle to raise the awareness to the plight of homeless, needy and abused animals, but also recognizes the importance of philanthropy, volunteering and charitable giving of other competitors in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta."

"Sochrin continued, "in Max's honor, Team Goldendog is offering a fantastic spectator program to follow the race aboard the Garfield Fun Cat. Traditionally the TGD Chase Boat, Garfield will offer motorized day trips for he Regatta, providing the best way to watch the action. A portion of all Garfield's proceeds will go to support Team Goldendog. Additionally, there will be several locations selling Team Goldendog T-Shirts and stickers."

"For the last seven years, Team Goldendog has raised over US $50,000 to help homeless and abandoned animals. The money goes to support the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, Les Quatre Pattes (SXM PAWS) and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue. In addition, Team Goldendog has worked with the I Love My Island Dog Association. We could not have done any of this without the partnership and assistance from all of our wonderful and supporting sponsors. We would like to thank them all from the bottom of our hearts: Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva's Gold and Gems, The Red Piano, Peg Leg Pub and Steakhouse, UTS, Goldendaze, Soremar Auto Group, Don Camillo, Garfield Fun Cat, Island 92, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Pineapple Pete's, The Alley, ESPN Café, The New 3 Palms Restaurant and Lounge, Jennifer's Vacation Villas, Bonita's Cantina, DK and C, Taloula Mango's, Century 21, Caribbean Video Services, Bavaria, Roll Shutters, Good2Go, Jimbo's Rock and Blues Café, Mega Gym, Skip Jack's, Vinnisimo/Bel Mar, Toppers Restaurant, Harrigan Exterminating Services, Dominos Pizza (St. Maarten), www.websitesthatwork.info , www.everythingstmaarten.com and Mr. Paul Reynolds of Tropical Drinks.

"Team Goldendog would like to thank Heather Tackling and all the good people at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and we look forward to racing again in 2012 and we wish all participants in the 31st Annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta a safe and successful race."

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org .

About Bikini Beach Bar, our Platinum and Founding Sponsor Bikini Beach Bar is one of the most exciting highlights on Clothing Optional Orient Beach, setting the mood & new trends. Elisa, American born, who runs the place has given it an international flavor. Her multi-lingual staff and diverse menu will make her place YOUR "Homebase" while on St. Martin, FWI. Visit the website: www.bikinisme.com.

About the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, 2011
The 31st Annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will be held from March 3 - 6, 2011 on St. Maarten, DWI. Visit the website: http://www.heinekenregatta.com Email: regatta@heinekenregatta.com .

About Team Goldendog
Team Goldendog was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over. If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org .

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For More Information Contact:
On St. Maarten, DWI
Heather Tacking, Director - St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, +599.580.8181, Email: director@heinekenregatta.com
In the United States:
Jeffrey W. Sochrin +1.203.878.3884/+599.586.6634 or Charles Southworth +1.212.300.6379
Team Goldendog
69 Harbour Close
New Haven, CT 06519
USA

On St. Maarten, DWI:
Simpson Bay Yacht Club
Building 5 Suite 6
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten, DWI
Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org
www.teamgoldendog.org


FOUR-TIME BAREBOAT CHAMPS,
“TEAM GOLDENDOG” MAKE 2011 A MEMORIAL YEAR IN MEMORY OF GOLDEN RETRIEVER MAX

 

-SAILING TEAM WILL RAISE FUNDS/AWARENESS
 -WILL NOT SAIL IN 2011 HEINEKEN REGATTA


MILFORD, CT USA/ SIMPSON BAY, ST. MAARTEN, DWI – 09 JANUARY 2011 – Team Goldendog, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, DWI/St. Martin, FWI, today announced they will not sail in the 2011 Heineken Regatta, suspending the sailing portion of their 2011 campaign, in memory of dearly departed Golden Retriever Max.  Instead, the team will concentrate on raising funds and awareness for homeless and abandoned animals in Max’s honor.

Jeffrey Sochrin, Chairman and Founder of Team Goldendog, explained, “Max (TGD#0001), our very first rescue succumbed to kidney disease on August 15, 2010.  To remember Max, we will suspend the sailing portion of our 2011 campaign and Team Goldendog will not be actively racing in the 2011 Heineken Regatta. He continued, "Team Goldendog will continue to financially support the animal welfare charities both here on St. Maarten, DWI/St. Martin, FWI and in the United States”.

Sochrin continued, “in Max’s honor, Team Goldendog will work to raise money and awareness during the 2011 Heineken Regatta by offering a fantastic spectator program to follow the race aboard Garfield Fun Cat.
 
Traditionally the TGD Chase Boat, Garfield will offer motorized day trips for he Regatta, providing the best way to watch the action.  A portion of all Garfield’s proceeds will go to support Team Goldendog.  Additionally, there will be several locations selling Team Goldendog T-Shirts and stickers”.

“To commemorate Max, team member and renowned US artist Lisa Bagley was commissioned to create a portrait of Max.  Lisa has been a professional artist for over 10 years and had a special relationship with Max, having designed the original team Battle Flag with Max as her inspiration.  Lisa decided to generously offer to donate a portion of the proceeds from future portraits of dogs and cats to Team Goldendog.  In addition to portraits, Lisa also paints more whimsical caricatures of your favorite pet’s personality.  You can commission your pet’s portrait or view artist Lisa Bagley’s work at www.LisaBagleyArtist.com .”

“For the last seven years, Team Goldendog has raised over US $50,000 to help homeless and abandoned animals.  The money goes to support the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, Les Quatre Pattes (SXM PAWS) and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue. In addition, Team Goldendog has worked with the I Love My Island Dog Association.  We could not have done any of this without the partnership and assistance from all of our wonderful and supporting sponsors. We would like to thank them all from the bottom of our hearts:  Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, The Red Piano, Peg Leg Pub and Steakhouse, UTS, Goldendaze, Soremar Auto Group, Don Camillo, Garfield Fun Cat, Island 92, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Pineapple Pete’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, The Alley, ESPN Café, The New 3 Palms Restaurant and Lounge, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Bonita’s Cantina, DK and C, Taloula Mango’s, Century 21, Caribbean Video Services, Bavaria, Roll Shutters, Good2Go, Jimbo’s Rock and Blues Café, Mega Gym, Skip Jack’s, Vinnisimo/Bel Mar, Toppers Restaurant, Harrigan Exterminating Services, Dominos Pizza (St. Maarten), http://www.websitesthatwork.info  , http://www.everythingstmaarten.com,  and Mr. Paul Reynolds of Tropical Drinks.”

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org .

About Bikini Beach Bar, our Platinum and Founding Sponsor Bikini Beach Bar is one of the most exciting highlights on Clothing Optional Orient Beach, setting the mood & new trends. Elisa, American born, who runs the place has given it an international flavor. Her multi-lingual staff and diverse menu will make her place YOUR "Homebase" while on St. Martin, FWI. Visit the website: http://www.bikinisme.com .

About the Heineken Regatta, 2011
The 31st Annual Heineken Regatta will be held from March 4 – 6, 2011 on St. Maarten, DWI. Visit the website: http://www.heinekenregatta.com Email: regatta@heinekenregatta.com .

About Team Goldendog
Team Goldendog was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over. If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org . Visit our website at www.teamgoldendog.org <http://www.teamgoldendog.org>  
# # #

For More Information Contact:
Jeffrey W. Sochrin  +1.203.878.3884/+599.586.6634 or Charles E. Southworth III +1.212.300.6379
Team Goldendog
69 Harbour Close
New Haven, CT 06519
USA

Or locally at:
Simpson Bay Yacht Club
Building 5 Suite 6
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten, DWI
Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org
www.teamgoldendog.org


Four TIME Bareboat Champs Team Goldendog PREPARES FOR THE 2010 HEINEKEN REGATTA TO BENEFIT THE ST. MAARTEN ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION & SXM PAWS


MILFORD, CT USA/ SIMPSON BAY, ST. MAARTEN, NA - 26 February, 2010 – Team Goldendog, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI, today announced they will compete in this years 30th Annual Heineken Regatta held on St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI and its surrounding waters March 5 – 7, 2010. Unlike most sailing organizations, Team Goldendog sails with a greater cause in mind, “helping homeless animals find their forever homes”, donating all funds raised to The St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, Les Quatre Pattes (SXM Paws) and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA.

“We are very pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2010 Team Goldendog racing season with the Heineken Regatta. This year we continue to sail for the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, Les Quatre Pattes/SXM PAWS and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. As we, at Team Goldendog, are an “all volunteer” outfit, it is very important to us that the groups we support utilize the funds we raise with great purpose and integrity. On St. Maarten, both SXM Paws and St. Maarten Animal Welfare are truly dedicated and uphold the highest standards, we are very honored and grateful to be able to support these local groups”, stated Jeffrey W. Sochrin, Chairman and Founder of Team Goldendog.


Mr. Sochrin continued, “It is our endeavor to be competitive in the Bareboat Division enhancing the sport of sailing, while bringing a heightened awareness to a cause that is very important to us and our sponsors. With “serious fun” in mind, we are prepared to defend our 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Bareboat class wins again this year. Garfield and Garfield Too will continue serve as the official chase boat and spectator boat to Team Goldendog. You can make reservations to see the regatta up close and personal aboard Garfield by visiting the Heineken Regatta website at www.heinekenregatta.com . The-Race/Follow-the-Race/ under Race Info/Follow the Race. The net proceeds from the Garfield admission price will go directly to our cause. In addition, Halsey’s Restaurant located in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten will be providing a great lunch aboard Garfield to each passenger. So, thank you to Bruce and Lorna Hancocks of Garfield and Chef Ryan Halsey of Halsey’s for keeping this important part of our program alive”.

Mr. Sochrin further stated, “Our continued success at aiding homeless and abandoned animals has allowed the interest in our cause and our program to grow exponentially each year. Since our founding in 2004, we have contributed just under US $40,000 to worthy animal rescue organizations. Our total number of sponsors now exceeds 35 and while all organizations are feeling the pinch of these tough economic times, Team Goldendog is committed to keep this mission alive. I must also make note of a new comer to our family. Eric Brown of Peg Leg Pub and Steakhouse heard about Team Goldendog from Jack and Linda Parker, the former proprietors. Eric was so enthusiastic about Team Goldendog, that Peg Leg Pub has deepened its commitment to our cause by becoming a Diamond Level sponsor this season. We are humbled and grateful. We also continue to work closely with our founding sponsor, Elisa Cohen of “Bikini Beach”, who enabled us to build this legacy. Make sure you meet Samui, our Global Ambassador, when you visit Bikini Beach”.

“Team Goldendog will donate all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in this year’s regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, SXM Paws, and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. If everyone does just one thing to help a cause they believe in, the world will simply be a better place”, concluded Sochrin.

Team Goldendog apparel (race shirts and hats) may be purchased at Bikini Beach Bar, Peg Leg Pub, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, Bonita’s Cantina and Topper’s Restaurant and Bar. Quantities are limited to so make sure you get your official Team Goldendog attire and be part of our continuing mission to help homeless animals find their forever homes.


2010 SPONSORS
This year Team Goldendog is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the Team Goldendog family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, The Red Piano, Peg Leg Pub and Steakhouse, UTS, Goldendaze, Soremar Auto Group, Don Camillo, Garfield Fun Cat, Island 92, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Pineapple Pete’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, The Alley, ESPN Café, The New 3 Palms Restaurant and Lounge, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Bonita’s Cantina, DK and C, Taloula Mango’s, Century 21, Caribbean Video Services, Bavaria, Roll Shutters, Good2Go, Jimbo’s Rock and Blues Café, Mega Gym, Skip Jack’s, Vinnisimo/Bel Mar, Toppers Restaurant, Harrigan Exterminating Services, Dominos Pizza (St. Maarten), www.websitesthatwork.info , www.everythingstmaarten.com and Mr. Paul Reynolds of Tropical Drinks.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org .

About Bikini Beach Bar, our Platinum and Founding Sponsor
Bikini Beach Bar is one of the most exciting highlights on Clothing Optional Orient Beach, setting the mood & new trends. Elisa, American born, who runs the place has given it an international flavor. Her multi-lingual staff and diverse menu will make her place YOUR "Homebase" while on St. Martin, FWI. The menu features Full American Breakfast, Tapas, Tropical grilled Shrimp Salad, Fresh Seafood, Black Angus Steaks & Paella Sundays. Visit the website: www.bikinisme.com .

About the Heineken Regatta, 2010

The 30th Annual Heineken Regatta will be held from March 5 – 7, 2010 on St. Maarten, NA. Visit the website: http://www.heinekenregatta.com  Email: regatta@heinekenregatta.com .

About Team Goldendog
Team Goldendog was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over. If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org . Visit our website at www.teamgoldendog.org  # # #


For More Information Contact: Jeffrey W. Sochrin 001 (203) 878-3884
Team Goldendog (599) 586-6634
69 Harbour Close
New Haven, CT 06519
USA

Or locally at:
Simpson Bay Yacht Club

Building 5 Suite 6
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
Netherlands Antilles
Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org
www.teamgoldendog.org <http://www.teamgoldendog.org


Updated March 3, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THREE TIME BAREBOAT CHAMPS TEAM GOLDENDOG PREPARE FOR THE 2009 HEINEKEN REGATTA TO BENEFIT THE ST. MAARTEN ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION & SXM PAWS

SPECIAL TEAM GOLDENDOG AFTER PARTY AT TIJUANA YACHT CLUB ON SUNDAY NIGHT FEATURING ONE WHITE CHIC!

MILFORD, CT USA/ SIMPSON BAY, ST. MAARTEN, NA - 26 February, 2009 – TEAM GOLDENDOG, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI, today announced they will compete in this years 29th Annual Heineken Regatta held on St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI and its surrounding waters March 6 – 8, 2009. Unlike most sailing organizations, TEAM GOLDENDOG sails with a greater cause in mind, “helping homeless animals find their forever homes”, donating all funds raised to The St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, Les Quatre Pattes (SXM Paws) and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA.

Additionally, there will be an official Team Goldendog After Party on Sunday, March 8th at the Tijuana Yacht Club, featuring the One White Chic Band. A percentage of the proceeds from the After Party will go directly to the Team Goldendog Foundation. The After Party begins at approximately midnight after the regatta festivities end on Kim Sha Beach, and will continue into the wee hours of the morning. The After Party is noted as being one of the best parties on the island.

“We are very pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2009 Team Goldendog racing season with the Heineken Regatta. This year, in addition to St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, we will be sailing for SXM Paws or Les Quatre Pattes which has made a great contribution to helping the plight of homeless and abandoned animals on St. Maarten. As we, at Team Goldendog, are an “all volunteer” outfit, it is very important to us that the groups we support utilize the funds we raise with great purpose and integrity. On St. Maarten, both SXM Paws and St. Maarten Animal Welfare are truly dedicated and uphold the highest standards, we are very honored and grateful to be able to support these local groups”, stated Jeffrey W. Sochrin, Chairman and Founder of TEAM GOLDENDOG.

James “Jimmy” Goldman of Tijuana Yacht Club commented, “Tijuana Yacht Club is proud to support the Team Goldendog cause. It’s all about helping the animals and that is something that is very important to me on a personal level. We are thrilled to continue our support of Team Goldendog for a second year and we look forward to working with Team Goldendog for many years to come. Make sure you come down to Tijuana Yacht Club on Sunday, March 8th to join in on the fun.”

Mr. Sochrin continued, “It is our endeavor to be competitive in the Bareboat Division enhancing the sport of sailing, while bringing a heightened awareness to a cause that is very important to us and our sponsors. With “serious fun” in mind, we are prepared to defend our 2006, 2007 and 2008 Bareboat 3 class wins again this year. Garfield and Garfield Too will continue serve as the official chase boat and spectator boat to TEAM GOLDENDOG. You can make reservations to see the regatta up close and personal aboard Garfield by visiting the Heineken Regatta website at www.heinekenregatta.com under Race Info/Follow the Race. The net proceeds from the Garfield admission price will go directly to our cause. In addition, Halsey’s Restaurant located in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten will be providing a great lunch aboard Garfield to each passenger. So, thank you to Bruce and Lorna Hancocks of Garfield and Jessica and Ryan Halsey of Halsey’s for keeping this important part of our program alive”.

Mr. Sochrin further stated, “Our continued success at aiding homeless and abandoned animals has allowed the interest in our cause and our program to grow exponentially each year. Since our founding in 2004, we have contributed over US $30,000 to worthy animal rescue organizations. Our total number of sponsors now exceeds 35 and while all organizations are feeling the pinch of these tough economic times, Team Goldendog is committed to keep this mission alive. We continue to work closely with our founding sponsor, Elisa Cohen of “Bikini Beach”, who enabled us to build this legacy. This year we dedicate our campaign to the memory Tobie, the official mascot of Team Goldendog. Tobie was a permanent fixture at Bikini Beach Bar and passed away peacefully in the fall of 2008. His position as official mascot has been permanently retired by the Board of Directors of Team Goldendog. This year we race to honor Tobie.

“TEAM GOLDENDOG will donate all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in this year’s regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, SXM Paws, and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. If everyone does just one thing to help a cause they believe in, the world will simply be a better place”, concluded Sochrin.

2009 SPONSORS
This year TEAM GOLDENDOG is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the TEAM GOLDENDOG family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, The Red Piano, Neirim, NV, Goldendaze, Soremar Auto Group, Tijuana Yacht Club, Don Camillo, Garfield Fun Cat, Island 92, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Pineapple Pete’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, The Alley, ESPN Café, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Ric’s Place, Taloula Mango’s, Century 21, Peg Leg Pub, Bavaria, Roll Shutters, Buccaneer Beach Bar, Good2Go, Jimbo’s Rock and Blues Café, Mega Gym, Skip Jack’s, Vinnisimo/Bel Mar, Toppers Restaurant, Harrigan Exterminating Services, The Mailbox and Dominos Pizza (St. Maarten), www.websitesthatwork.info, www.everythingstmaarten.com, Tropical Drinks, Digital Marketing St. Maarten, and the One White Chic Band.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sponsoring TEAM GOLDENDOG, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org .

About Bikini Beach Bar, our Platinum and Founding Sponsor
Bikini Beach Bar is one of the most exciting highlights on Clothing Optional Orient Beach, setting the mood & new trends. Elisa, American born, who runs the place has given it an international flavor. Her multi-lingual staff and diverse menu will make her place YOUR "Homebase" while on St. Martin, FWI. The menu features Full American Breakfast, Tapas, Tropical grilled Shrimp Salad, Fresh Seafood, Black Angus Steaks & Paella Sundays. Visit the website: www.bikinisme.com

 
About the Heineken Regatta, 2009

The 29th Annual Heineken Regatta will be held from March 6 - 8, 2009 on St. Maarten, NA. Visit the website: http://www.heinekenregatta.com  Email: regatta@heinekenregatta.com

About TEAM GOLDENDOG

TEAM GOLDENDOG was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over. If you are interested in sponsoring TEAM GOLDENDOG, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org . Visit our website at www.teamgoldendog.org


# # #

For More Information Contact: Jeffrey W. Sochrin 001 (203) 878-3884
TEAM GOLDENDOG (599) 586-6634
69 Harbour Close
New Haven, CT 06519
USA

Or locally at:
Simpson Bay Yacht Club
Building 5 Suite 6
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
Netherlands Antilles
Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org
www.teamgoldendog.org
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TWO TIME BAREBOAT CHAMPS TEAM GOLDENDOG AND TIJUANA YACHT CLUB ANNOUNCE AFTER HOURS BENEFIT FOR TEAM GOLDENDOG

WHITE KNUCKLE WEEKEND BAND TO PLAY ON SUNDAY NIGHT, MARCH 9, 2008 AT TIJUANA YACHT CLUB


MILFORD, CT USA/ SIMPSON BAY, ST. MAARTEN, NA – 01 March, 2008 – TEAM GOLDENDOG, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, and Tijuana Yacht Club, in Simpson Bay, announce the GREATEST HEINEKEN REGATTA AFTERPARTY ON ISLAND….

DATE: MARCH 9, 2008
LOCATION: TIJUANA YACHT CLUB (ACROSS FROM KIM SHA BEACH)
TIME: AFTER MAIN CONCERT IS OVER ON KIM SHA BEACH
THE BAND: WHITE KNUCKLE WEEKEND BAND & SPECIAL GUESTS

A percentage of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the Team Goldendog Foundation.

Jeff Sochrin, Chairman of Team Goldendog said, “This is the third year of the Team Goldendog Heineken Regatta Afterparty. For the last two years we have held the party at Halsey’s, and it’s been off the hook… however last year the party became too large, and consequently Ryan and Jessica Halsey and I have decided to pass the torch on to Tijuana Yacht Club, giving the new guys an opportunity to shoot the moon, hosting the all-night BASH. The management of Tijuana Yacht Club assures us that Tijuana is up for the challenge and will make this the BEST AFTERPARTY ON ISLAND. Mr. Sochrin will be consuming Tequila-Lime Jell-o shots at the main bar.

“TEAM GOLDENDOG will donate all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in this year’s regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. As the regatta gets closer, look for special events on the island and get involved supporting our cause. If everyone does just one thing to help a cause they believe in, the world will simply be a better place”, concluded Sochrin.

2008 SPONSORS
This year TEAM GOLDENDOG is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the TEAM GOLDENDOG family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, Soremar Auto Group, Petro-America Oil and Gas, Don Camillo, Garfield Fun Cat, Island 92, Necol Technical Services, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Diamonds International, Endless Summer, Pineapple Pete’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Ric’s Place, Taloula Mango’s, Century 21, Jimbo’s Rock and Blues Café, BSL Laundry, Summit Offshore Services, Accounting Solutions, Harrigan Exterminating Services, The Mailbox and Dominos Pizza (St. Maarten), Island TV Guide, everythingstmaarten.com, websitesthatwork.info, Bob Hilburt Sportswear, Tropical Drinks, Bagela USA, Tijuana Yacht Club, The Alley, Buccaneer Beach Bar and The Daily Herald.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sponsoring TEAM GOLDENDOG, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org.

About Bikini Beach Bar, our Platinum and Founding Sponsor
Bikini Beach Bar is one of the most exciting highlights on Clothing Optional Orient Beach, setting the mood & new trends. Elisa, American born, who runs the place has given it an international flavor. Her multi-lingual staff and diverse menu will make her place YOUR "Homebase" while on St. Martin, FWI. The menu features Full American Breakfast, Tapas, Tropical grilled Shrimp Salad, Fresh Seafood, Black Angus Steaks & Paella Sundays. Visit the website: www.bikinisme.com
About the Heineken Regatta, 2008

The 28th Annual Heineken Regatta will be held from March 7 - 9, 2007 on St. Maarten, NA. Visit the website: http://www.heinekenregatta.com Email: regatta@heinekenregatta.com


About TEAM GOLDENDOG
TEAM GOLDENDOG was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over. If you are interested in sponsoring TEAM GOLDENDOG, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org. Visit our website at www.teamgoldendog.org
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HEINEKEN REGATTA WINNERS TEAM GOLDENDOG
ANNOUNCE NEW WEBSITE AND SPONSORS


- THE GOLDEN HALL OF FAME AT ITS NEW WEBSITE – WWW.TEAMGOLDENDOG.ORG
- 35 SPONSORS PROUDLY MAKE UP THE TEAM GOLDENDOG FAMILY


MILFORD, CT USA/ SIMPSON BAY, ST. MAARTEN, NA – 25 February, 2008 – TEAM GOLDENDOG, ’06 and ’07 Heineken Regatta Bareboat Winners and US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI, today announced their new website, www.teamgoldendog.org. The website will host a new feature, the “Golden Hall of Fame” where you can submit photographs of your beloved pet by emailing them to photo@teamgoldendog.org. Additionally, TGD has a record 35 sponsors for this year’s Heineken Regatta.

“Over the last few years, our team has been very successful in winning ’06 and ’07 Heineken Regattas, and we have built a new website that we are very excited about to address all the interest in what we do. The website is designed by www.everythingstmaarten.com and www.websitesthatwork.info, and is are courtesy of their CEO Jeff Berger to whom we are extraordinarily grateful”, stated Jeff Sochrin, the Chairman and Founder of Team Goldendog.

Jeff Berger, CEO of www.everythingstmaarten.com and www.websitesthatwork.info
stated “Working with Team Goldendog to design and create a new and modern website which will allow for ease of use and hopefully more donations to help this great cause has been our pleasure. We are happy to be able to help Team Goldendog and wish them the best for the 2008 Heineken Regatta!”

Sochrin continued, “The fortunate success of our racing has given our cause amazing visibility and exceeded our expectations of what we set out to do, which is help homeless and abused pets. People and businesses have been extremely generous with their sponsorship dollars, time and effort – and wherever I go, it seems I am hearing more and more heartwarming stories of those who have either helped pets or adopted them. To that end, I decided I really wanted to share those stories and the love people showed, so we have created the GOLDEN HALL OF FAME. This is a page on our website where anyone is able to send us a photo of their pet or a pet they know of and love, along with their story. It’s free of charge and gives people the opportunity to share with all of us. The Photos for the Golden Hall of Fame can emailed to photo@teamgoldendog.org free of charge although a donation is appreciated. The new website allows for secure donations through PayPal, we accept AMEX, VISA and Mastercard as well as Bank Cards.”

“TEAM GOLDENDOG will donate all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in this year’s regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. Over the next several weeks, look for special events on the island and get involved supporting our cause. If everyone does just one thing to help a cause they believe in, the world will simply be a better place”, concluded Sochrin.

2008 SPONSORS
This year TEAM GOLDENDOG is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the TEAM GOLDENDOG family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, Soremar Auto Group, Petro-America Oil and Gas, Don Camillo, Garfield Fun Cat, Island 92, Necol Technical Services, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Diamonds International, Endless Summer, Pineapple Pete’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Ric’s Place, Taloula Mango’s, Century 21, Jimbo’s Rock and Blues Café, BSL Laundry, Summit Offshore Services, Accounting Solutions, Harrigan Exterminating Services, The Mailbox and Dominos Pizza (St. Maarten), Island TV Guide, everythingstmaarten.com, websitesthatwork.info, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Tropical Drinks, Bagela USA, Tijuana Yacht Club, The Alley, Buccaneer Beach Bar and The Daily Herald.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sponsoring TEAM GOLDENDOG, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org.

About Bikini Beach Bar, our Platinum and Founding Sponsor
Bikini Beach Bar is one of the most exciting highlights on Clothing Optional Orient Beach, setting the mood & new trends. Elisa, American born, who runs the place has given it an international flavor. Her multi-lingual staff and diverse menu will make her place YOUR "Homebase" while on St. Martin, FWI. The menu features Full American Breakfast, Tapas, Tropical grilled Shrimp Salad, Fresh Seafood, Black Angus Steaks & Paella Sundays. Visit the website: www.bikinisme.com 
About the Heineken Regatta, 2008

The 28th Annual Heineken Regatta will be held from March 7 - 9, 2007 on St. Maarten, NA. Visit the website: http://www.heinekenregatta.com  Email: regatta@heinekenregatta.com

About TEAM GOLDENDOG
TEAM GOLDENDOG was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over. If you are interested in sponsoring TEAM GOLDENDOG, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 586-6634. You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org. Visit our website at www.teamgoldendog.org
 


Bareboat Champs Team Goldendog
PREPARE FOR THE 2007 HEINEKEN REGATTA TO BENEFIT THE ST. MAARTEN ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION

The Garfield Fun Cat added as New Chase Boat and Official Spectator Boat!

MILFORD, CT USA/ PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN, NA - 12 January, 2007 – Team Goldendog, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI, today announced they will compete in this years 27th  annual Heineken Regatta held on St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI and its surrounding waters March 2 – 4, 2007.  Unlike most sailing organizations, Team Goldendog sails with a greater cause in mind; “helping homeless animals find their forever homes”.

“We are very pleased to be sailing for the benefit of the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation while representing the Milford Yacht Club.  Our crew members have sailed all over the world, especially in the Northeastern United States, and have competed in the past three Heinekens, said Jeffrey W. Sochrin, Chairman of Team Goldendog.  “It is our endeavor to be competitive in the Bareboat Division enhancing the sport of sailing, while bringing a heightened awareness to a cause that is very important to us and our sponsors– helping homeless animals find their forever homes.  With “serious fun” in mind, we are prepared to defend our 2006 Bareboat 3 class win again this year”, stated Mr. Sochrin.

Sochrin continued, “We are excited to announce that Garfield (the Fun Cat) will be joining the Team Goldendog family.  Garfield is a 27 foot power catamaran that will serve as the Chase Boat to Team Goldendog and she will also serve as our Official Spectator Boat during the regatta.  Garfield can hold 10 passengers per day who will get to enjoy the regatta up close and personal.  The net proceeds from the Garfield admission price will go directly to our cause, “helping homeless animals find their forever homes”.  In addition, Subway (Cole Bay) of St. Maarten will be providing a great lunch aboard Garfield to each passenger.  So, thank you to Bruce and Lorna Hancocks and Kevin of Subway for helping us expand our program again this year”.

Mr. Sochrin further stated, “Our continued success at aiding homeless and abandoned animals has allowed the interest in our cause and our program to grow exponentially each year.  During 2004, our first year, we had one sponsor, in 2005 we had seven sponsors, in 2006 we had twenty five sponsors and this year I anticipate we will have close to thirty sponsors.  We continue to work closely with our founding sponsor, Elisa Cohen of “Bikini Beach”, who enabled us to build this legacy.  Her support and encouragement has been invaluable in making what we dream of doing a reality – competing, and making a worthwhile contribution to something we all believe in!”

“Team Goldendog will donate all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in this year’s regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA.  As the regatta gets closer, look for special events on the island and get involved supporting our cause.  If everyone does just one thing to help a cause they believe in, the world will simply be a better place”, concluded Sochrin.

2007 SPONSORS

This year Team Goldendog is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the Team Goldendog family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, Don Camillo, Century 21 Island Realty, East Caribbean Cellular, Docktalk, Garfield Fun Cat, Island 92, Necol Technical Services, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Diamonds International, Endless Summer, Pineapple Pete’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, Subway, Remax Island Properties, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Ric’s Place, Taloula Mango’s, Tech Con Caribbean, Jimbo’s Rock and Blues Café, Harrigan Exterminating Services, The Mailbox and Dominos Pizza (St. Maarten).

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 552-4174.  You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org.

About Garfield Fun Cat:

Garfield Fun Cat is the premiere day-charter power catamaran sightseeing service on the island of St. Maarten.  Located right behind SkipJack’s restaurant on Simpson Bay Lagoon, Garfield is a 27 ft. motorized catamaran run by expert sea veteran, Captain Bruce Hancocks.  With over 10 years of island exploration experience, Captain Bruce knows all the hidden spots on St. Maarten where other single hulled boats can’t go.  From remote island hopping, snorkeling, marine/island photo safaris, mega-yacht tours, secluded beach trips, exploring the lagoon to coastal or deep-sea fishing and even your own custom charters, Garfield does it all.  The secret is the versatile shallow-draft hull design which allows Garfield right up on the beach so you are just as comfortable on the lagoon as in the Caribbean.   Captain Bruce provides drinks, lunch and snacks on all journeys and caters to your personal needs.  Garfield is available for individuals, families or groups of up to 10. For more information: Visit www.Garfieldfuncat.com or for a reservation, call 554-1162

About Bikini Beach Bar, our Platinum and Founding Sponsor

Bikini Beach Bar is one of the most exciting highlights on Clothing Optional Orient Beach, setting the mood & new trends. Elisa, American born, who runs the place has given it an international flavor. Her multi-lingual staff and diverse menu will make her place YOUR "Homebase" while on St. Martin, FWI. The menu features Full American Breakfast, Tapas, Tropical grilled Shrimp Salad, Fresh Seafood, Black Angus Steaks & Paella Sundays.  Visit the website: www.bikinisme.com

About the Heineken Regatta, 2007

The 27th Annual Heineken Regatta was held from March 2 - 4, 2007 on St. Maarten, NA.  Visit the website:  http://www.heinekenregatta.com  Email:  regatta@heinekenregatta.com

About Team Goldendog

Team Goldendog was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over.  If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 552-4174.  You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org.  Visit our website at www.teamgoldendog.org

For More Information Contact:

Jeffrey W. Sochrin - 001 (203) 878-3884
Team Goldendog - (599) 552-4174
30 Bayshore Drive
Milford, CT USA 06460
Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org

www.teamgoldendog.org


TEAM GOLDENDOG PRESENTS DONATION TO THE ST. MAARTEN ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION

MILFORD, CT USA/ PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN, NA – 05 April 2006 – Team Goldendog, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI and winner of the Bareboat 3 Class of the 26th Annual Heineken Regatta, is pleased to announce that it has donated the proceeds of its fundraising efforts to the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation.  Members of the Team Goldendog family were on hand, including: Jeff Sochrin, Charles Southworth, Tamara Deutsch, Su Wathey and a local island rescue dog named “Stinkey”, at the Island 92 headquarters to present a check for $2,650 US to the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation.  The presentation was broadcast live over Island 92 Radio’s morning program with Bogart.

 “We are pleased to present this check to the Animal Welfare Foundation as part of our ongoing commitment to help homeless animals find their forever homes”, stated Jeffrey W. Sochrin, Chairman and Founder of Team Goldendog.  He continued, “this year’s donation is larger than years past and we look forward to supporting the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation for many years to come.  In addition to our contribution on St. Maarten, we will be visiting our friends at the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, MA, USA and presenting them with a check for the same amount”. 

In addition to the Team Goldendog contribution, Mr. and Mrs. George and Frances Stiffel of Canada made a contribution of $500 US to the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation.  They learned about the Team Goldendog fundraising program on Island 92 and wanted to lend support.  As part time residents of the island, they are supporters of numerous local charitable causes.

Su Wathey, representing the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation was on site to accept the donation, “Contributions like these are so critical in enabling us to rescue and assist the animal community here on St. Maarten.  Every year dogs and cats are left abandoned, uncared for and unloved on this beautiful island paradise, however it’s not a paradise for them. Only through the hard work and generous donations of volunteers who open their hearts, homes and wallets can we make a difference.  So thanks to Jeff and everyone on Team Goldendog!” 

Jeff Sochrin continued, “I want to thank all the TGD sponsors, volunteers and members of the Team Goldendog family. Team Goldendog started as a small personal dream and, in three short years, has grown to become an annual event.  I am tremendously thankful to everyone who has made Team Goldendog possible and continue to look for us to participate in the Heineken Regatta for many years to come.”

Team Goldendog was created in 2004 under the leadership of Jeffrey W. Sochrin to sail competitively in the Heineken Regatta and to support the cause of homeless, abused and needy animals the world over.  If you are interested in sponsoring Team Goldendog, or getting involved with us in any way, please call Chairman Jeff Sochrin in the US at 001 (203) 878-3884 or on St. Maarten at 011 (599) 552-4174.  You can also email us Jeffrey@teamgoldendog.org.  Visit our website at www.teamgoldendog.org

Team Goldendog donates all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in the Heineken Regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. 

2006 SPONSORS

This year Team Goldendog is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the Team Goldendog family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, Don Camillo, Little Europe and Charriol, East Caribbean Cellular, Docktalk, SXM TV6, Island 92, Necol Technical Services, Triple A Car Rental, The Gingerbread Café, Diamonds International, Endless Summer, Pineapple Pete’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, Subway, Remax Island Properties, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Ric’s Place, Taloula Mango’s, Tech Con Caribbean, Jimbo’s Rock and Blues Café, Harrigan Exterminating Services, Paradise Car Rental and The Mailbox. 
 

Team Goldendog ANNOUNCES 8 NEW SPONSORS INCLUDING LITTLE EUROPE JEWELERS AND CHARRIOL

MILFORD, CT USA/ PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN, NA - 05 February, 2006 – Team Goldendog, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI, today announced the addition of 8 new sponsors for the 2006 year.  Little Europe Jewelers in conjunction with Charriol Watchmakers of Geneve will sponsor the team, along with new additions: Diamond International, Harrigan’s Exterminators, Jimbo’s Restaurant, The Mailbox, Paradise Car Rental, Rics Place, and Tech Con Caribbean.

“Team Goldendog and I just couldn’t be more pleased to be able to add these 8 fantastic new sponsors to our family.  They are really a blessing as their interest and support for our cause enables us to compete in the Heineken Regatta in order to raise money and awareness for our cause – helping homeless animals find their forever home”, stated Sochrin.

“Our organization is staffed and supported by volunteers, and we all give 150% to something we believe in.  New sponsors and return sponsors are the leaders in the family, brining us the guidance, wisdom and resources to persevere and bring a dream to reality.  Very candidly, I only wish everyone could see the faces of the many dogs we help rehabilitate, and the faces of those who work with these beautiful creatures.  Hopefully we will continue our growth, and tie it all together for everyone and really make a difference.” stated Mr. Sochrin.

“Team Goldendog will donate all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in this year’s regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA.  As the regatta gets closer, look for special events on the island and get involved supporting our cause.  If everyone does just one thing to help a cause they believe in, the world will simply be a better place”, concluded Sochrin.

2006 SPONSORS

This year Team Goldendog is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the Team Goldendog family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, Don Camillo, Necol Technical Services, Triple A Car Rental, Pineapple Pete’s, Taloula Mango’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Endless Summer, SXM TV6, East Caribbean Cellular, Docktalk/Beachtalk and Island 92 Radio.  In addition, Team Goldendog is currently working with several additional potential sponsors and planning special events around the regatta activities.
 

Team Goldendog TO COMPETE IN THE 2006 HEINEKEN REGATTA

TO BENEFIT THE ST. MAARTEN ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION

MILFORD, CT USA/ PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN, NA - 12 January, 2006 – Team Goldendog, a US based sailing team with strong ties to the island of St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI, today announced they will compete in this years 26th  annual Heineken Regatta held on St. Maarten, NA/St. Martin, FWI and its surrounding waters in March 2006.  Unlike most sailing organizations, Team Goldendog sails with a greater cause in mind; “helping homeless animals find their forever homes”.

“We are very pleased to be sailing for the benefit of the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation while representing the Milford Yacht Club.  Our crew members have sailed all over the world, especially in the Northeastern United States, and have competed in the past two Heinekens, said Jeffrey W. Sochrin, Chairman of Team Goldendog.  “It is our endeavor to be  competitive in the Bareboat Division enhancing the sport of sailing, while bringing a heightened awareness to a cause that is very important to us and our sponsors– helping homeless animals find their forever homes” stated Mr. Sochrin.

Mr. Sochrin stated, “Our continued success at aiding homeless and abandoned animals has allowed the interest in our cause and our program to grow exponentially each year.  During 2004, our first year, we had one sponsor, in 2005 we had seven sponsors and this year I anticipate we will have close to twenty sponsors.  We continue to work closely with our founding sponsor, Elisa Cohen of “Bikini Beach”, who enabled us to build this legacy.  Her support and encouragement has been invaluable in making what we dream of doing a reality – competing, and making a worthwhile contribution to something we all believe in!”

“Team Goldendog will donate all of the net proceeds raised by its participation in this year’s regatta equally between the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation and the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA.  As the regatta gets closer, look for special events on the island and get involved supporting our cause.  If everyone does just one thing to help a cause they believe in, the world will simply be a better place”, concluded Sochrin.

2006 SPONSORS

This year Team Goldendog is pleased to include the following sponsors as members of the Team Goldendog family; Bikini Beach Bar, Shiva’s Gold and Gems, Don Camillo, Necol Technical Services, Triple A Car Rental, Pineapple Pete’s, Taloula Mango’s, Halsey’s Restaurant and Lounge, Jennifer’s Vacation Villas, Endless Summer, SXM TV6, East Caribbean Cellular, Docktalk/Beachtalk and Island 92 Radio.  In addition, Team Goldendog is currently working with several additional potential sponsors and planning special events around the regatta activities.

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