Seaside LeMans Organizers Announce 2016 Race Beneficiaries

20160209_175016HYANNIS – Organizers of the Seaside LeMans race held a kickoff party last night at BMW of Cape Cod to announce the five beneficiaries of this year’s event.

Sail Cape Cod, Homeless Not Hopeless, Gosnold on Cape Cod, Cape Cod Healthcare and the Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network were all named as beneficiaries of this year’s race.

Paul Rumul, president of The Davenport Companies, which organizes and funds the race, said there’s a lot that goes into planning the yearly event.

“We start back in September right after the race choosing the beneficiaries, we just finished that part of the project in January and it came down to five different beneficiaries,” said Rumul.

The annual fundraiser is slated for Saturday, September 10 at Mashpee Commons and has raised over $5 million through sponsorships and matching funds over the past 15 years.

The Davenport Companies President Paul Rumul at the 2016 Seaside LeMans Kickoff event last night at BMW of Cape Cod

The Davenport Companies President Paul Rumul at the 2016 Seaside LeMans Kickoff event last night at BMW of Cape Cod

Tony Shepley, president and owner of Shepley Wood Products has been sponsoring the race since its inception in 2001 and said that he has fun participating in it too.

“It’s about helping the community, which is a great, great thing but how often do you get to raise $5 million and have an absolute blast doing it?”

Kelsey Ellis was also named the race’s director by The Davenport Companies at last night’s event.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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  1. Thanks for attending the event, Justin! One quick modification – “Homeless Not Hopeless”

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