Yacht lovers cruise to Atlantis for ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous
By Elizabeth Rahe
Three days of revelry at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas sounds like its own reward. But by attending the 26th ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous Nov. 21-23, revelers help provide programs for 12,000 at-risk youth though the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Yachters, yacht lovers and fun seekers have raised more than $30 million for the clubs over the years without lifting a finger – except, perhaps, to don their nautical-chic attire. Weekend activities include the Yacht Hop Under the Stars – going from yacht to yacht in search of the best party – a fishing tournament, scavenger hunt, gambling lesson, Bloody Mary contest, poolside parties and a gala evening featuring Kool & The Gang and a special guest appearance by comedian Dennis Miller. Guests may choose from a variety of accommodations at special rates or stay aboard their yachts. Either way they enjoy access to the Atlantis playground, which features 40 restaurants, bars and lounges, a casino, spa, water park and marine habitat. More fun with a higher purpose, ultimately – helping kids get a boost in life.