Block Island Times: The 8th Annual Great Toy Boat Race will be held on Sunday, August 13. The event, which was created in 2004 to help raise money for the Block Island Early Learning Center, takes place at the bridge on the bottom of the hill on Ocean Avenue.
The toy boats, which can be purchased at 1 of 3 island locations, are dropped over the side of the bridge, where they “race” (with help from the outgoing tide) to the finish line on the other side of the bridge. There are 3 heats, where the 3 winning boats from each compete in a last race for the prizes.
- 1st place: $500 cash
- 2nd place: $200 gift certificate to the Block Island Sports Shop
- 3rd place: $100 gift certificate to Building Blocks
- Cost for each boat is $10, and there is a list to coordinate the numbers on the boats to the participants. Boats can be purchased at Building Blocks, BI Realty and BI Early Learning Center.
The event is sponsored by Interstate Navigation.
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