Sabine Pilots Donation Highlights Annual Benefit for Port

Sabine Pilots Donation Highlights Annual Benefit for Port Arthur
Seafarers' Center 
PORT ARTHUR, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 --  Captain Mark Taylor,
President of the Sabine Pilots Association, presented a $10,000 check
from the Sabine Pilots to Rev. Sinclair Oubre, Executive Director of
The Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center, at the second annual
International Seafarers' Center Cocktail Party on January 17, 2013 at
the Seafarer's Center.  
"We had twice as many people attend as last year," said Fortune Ford,
an event organizer, "and the donations and sponsorships exceeded our
"The Sabine Pilots were pleased to join with other corporate sponsors
in supporting such a worthy organization that contributes greatly to
our community," said Captain Taylor. 
Honorary hosts for this year's event were Mr. Paul Beard of Sabine
Universal Products, and Chairman of the Sabine Neches Navigation
District, and Mr. & Mrs. Joel Levingston of Levingston Funeral Home.  
This year's sponsors included the Port of Port Arthur, Port of
Orange, West Gulf Maritime Association, Sabine Pilots Association,
Marine Healthcare Services, Christus St. Mary's Hospital, and Sodexo.
The money that is raised each year goes to the operating expenses of
the Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center, and organizers hope
to make this year's event the biggest yet!  
The Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center provides maritime
security, escorting and transportation, communication services, a
game room, a store, a library, the Christmas Gift Box Program,
Religious services (upon request), and personal and seafarers' rights
"Through millions of dollars of personal purchases in our local
stores throughout the year, seafarers from around the world
contribute thousands of dollars of sales tax into our local economy,"
said Ford. 
Henry de La Garza
(713) 622-8818 
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