For those of you who live here on island and those of you who are frequent guests, chances are you know Captain Jay Rushing. Captain Jay lives here on island with his wife and two daughters, and is a co-owner of Ocean Runner. He’s the type of man who will help anybody at anytime, and now he needs some of that love in return…
Two weeks ago, Jay began feeling short of breath. After being taken to the St John Clinic, he was sent to the hospital on St. Thomas and then flew to Florida to receive the care he needed. The good is news is, Jay is now feeling better and was able to return home yesterday. The bad news is that the group health insurance plan that Jay finally got approved for only kicked in on March 1st – five days after he was admitted to the hospital. This means that Jay and his family will have to pay some hefty medical bills out of pocket.
To help with medical costs, High Tide and the Ocean Runner team are joining forces to host a fundraising event for Captain Jay this Saturday night. Come share a drink or a few to show your love and appreciation for Captain Jay. The benefit is happening at High Tide between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Anyone who makes a minimum donation of $25 (which will go straight to helping with Captain Jay’s medical bills) will have access to an open happy hour bar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We will be there, and we hope you all will be too.