Rotary Crabs To Go! Raises $13,500 for Community

Rotary Crabs To Go! Raises $13,500 for Community

Annapolis, MD (August 19, 2021) - The Rotary Club of Annapolis held its annual crab feast as a drive-through event at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on August 7. For the second year, concerns around the coronavirus prompted the decision to hold the fundraiser in a safe drive-through format, rather than the traditional seated feast for 2,000 guests gathered at the stadium.

Friends, families, and community partners ordered the equivalent of 175 bushels of crabs and purchased $4,000 in raffle tickets, netting approximately $13,500 to support local nonprofit organizations serving the community.

We gratefully acknowledge our lead sponsor Exelon, and the countless volunteers and generous contributors without whom this event would not have been possible. Special thanks to ProMD Health, Fast Signs, and Chesapeake Seafood Catering. We appreciate media partners Eye on Annapolis, Bay Weekly/CBM, WNAV, Naptown Scoop, and What’s Up Magazine.

Net proceeds from the event will be promptly distributed to nonprofits addressing the needs of area residents. The application to apply for a grant will be live on the website soon: www.annapolisrotary.org.

The Rotary Club of Annapolis is celebrating its Centennial 1921-2021 - 100 years of serving the community. The club is made up of 142 dynamic individuals participating in numerous projects to benefit people locally and around the world. The club has three groups that meet at different times for the convenience of members. The Lunch Group meets Thursdays at 12 noon at Annapolis Yacht Club. The Breakfast Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8:00am at Eggcellence on Housley Road, and the Happy Hour Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Parole. Guests are always welcome. To learn more or attend a meeting, contact Paul Skrickus, paskrickus@gmail.com or 410-353-6087.

Save August 5, 2022 for the Annapolis Rotary’s 77th Annual Crab Feast at the stadium. The traditional afternoon of fun and fellowship will again include all-you-can-eat crabs, corn on the cob, crab soup, BBQ, hot dogs, side dishes, soft drinks and beer.