The funkiest charity event in manatee history
Manatees and Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer both rely on the same thing — clean, fresh, and delicious water. But right now, some of Florida's waters are so polluted that it's killing a record number of manatees already this year.
So on June 8th at 6 PM EST, in honor of World Oceans Day, we're hosting the first annual Manatee Derby. With celebrity guests (maybe), the sport's brightest stars, all the manatee racing traditions you love, and most importantly, a $30,000 donation to Save The Manatee Club for research and rescue. We're even matching viewers' donations up to $20,000*.
So click that donate button and send some love to these gentle stallions of the sea.
Do not attempt to ever ride or touch a manatee. It’s dumb. It’s illegal. And violators could face fines and/or prison time.
Help save Florida's funkiest marine mammals.
2021 has been one of Florida's manatees' deadliest years on record, caused much in part by polluted water that's killing the seagrasses they eat to survive. So we're raising funds to help clean up critical waterways where manatees live and provide safe areas for them to feed.
Donate now at our special Save the Manatee Club & Manatee Derby page and have your donation matched*.
Meet Our Racers
Never before, in the storied history of competitive manatee racing has this much talent assembled in on place. Crafty veterans. Brash young upstarts. All come to compete on the biggest stage and raise money in manatee kind's greatest hour of need.
Welcome To The Exciting World of Manatee Racing
Go deep inside this funky sporting tradition with famed manatee racing jockey Jellyfish Diaz.
*Funky Buddha Brewery will match all donations made from 6/8/21 – 6/30/21 to the Save The Manatee Club via the Manatee Derby Premiere Event link from consumers located in FL, GA, NC, TN, & VA up to an aggregate maximum of $20,000. Void where prohibited. To learn about how to donate, click the “donate now” button below. To learn more about Save the Manatee Club's mission visit savethemanatee.org.