Animal Jam To Rock Rainbow Beach This Weekend

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This Memorial Day weekend, Animal Jam will be held at Rainbow Beach on St. Croix’s west end, benefiting the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center.  The event will take place this Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 8 p.m.  Musical entertainment will include Gato Loco & Santa Cruz Blues, as well as Nashville’s Tommy Spurlock.

Animal Jam will be an all-day beach party and concert with food and drinks for sale.  There will be raffle prizes, fly-board demonstrations and a 340 Crossfit competition.

This event is not to be confused with Reef Jam (generally held Memorial Day weekend benefiting the St. Croix Environmental Association), which will be held later this summer due to Musician Kurt Schindler’s schedule.

Animal Jam Sponsors

  • Rhythms at Rainbow Beach
  • The Buccaneer
  • Marshall & Sterling Insurance
  • Broadband VI
  • The Blue Mutt

Animal Jam Beneficiaries

  • St. Croix Animal Welfare Center
  • Sunshine Foundation
  • Healing Paws Sanctuary
  • VI Humane Learning Center
  • Cruzan Cowgirls Horse Rescue

About the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center

The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center (STX AWC) has a big job on-island, acting both as shelter and animal control.  Aside from a small contract with the VI government to fulfill the later role, the STX AWC depends on the generosity of donors and efforts of volunteers, with more than 4,000 animals passing through its doors annually.  Events like Animal Jam and other fundraisers, are essential to the ability of this organization to serve homeless and feral animals across the island.  One of the many programs the STX AWC runs is Pets from Paradise, which finds island animals stateside homes and arranges for their safe transport.

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