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OHP Fundraising Gala Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry July 3
Rhode Islandís Official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is nearly complete and will begin its sailing education mission this summer. The ship will be dockside at the Newport Shipyard for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Islandís ďHomeport Rhode IslandĒ Gala on Friday, July 3.

"Homeport Rhode Island"
Fundraising Gala for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
6 p.m. Ė 11 p.m.
Newport Shipyard


NEWPORT, RI (June 29, 2015) Ė After six years of planning and construction, Rhode Islandís Official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is nearly complete and will begin its sailing education mission this summer. Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Islandís (OHPRI) annual Fundraising Gala will celebrate this unprecedented $16 million economic development project, which has supported hundreds of jobs in the Rhode Island marine industry, while honoring OHPRIís Board Chairman Bart Dunbar for his unfailing devotion to OHPRIís Education-at-Sea mission.

Proceeds from the night will go toward the organizationís educational programs. The 200-foot-long SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be dockside and open for visits. Cocktails will be followed by dinner, dancing and dessert. A live and silent auction also will take place.

Tickets, starting at $200, must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door. Visit www.ohpri.org/events for more information

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