Super Bowl Tailgate to benefit new A.C. Lifeguard Museum

Group of people at Dock's Oyster House.
February 2, 2024

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 1, 2024) – Before next Sunday’s kickoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, Dock’s Oyster House in Atlantic City is the place to be for a special cause. The Chief Arthur R. Brown Memorial Scholarship Foundation and former New Jersey State Senator Chris Brown will host its annual pre-Super Bowl Tailgate Party.

This year, all proceeds will benefit the newly formed International Lifeguard Museum, to be housed locally at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Brown says discussions for the museum began last year with former Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Executive Director Sean Pattwell. “Since Atlantic City was the first municipality to have a beach patrol, it makes sense for the city to house a lifeguard museum.” Brown also acknowledged the need for more non-gaming attractions within the city.

The project has enlisted the assistance of Tom Sykes of SOSH Architects and William Downey of Brownstein Law Firm, both of whom have devoted their time, energy, and assistance to design the layout and incorporate the museum respectfully.
The Foundation was formed in 1992 to preserve the memory of Arthur R. Brown, former Chief of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol. “He dedicated his life to serving families and tourists,” says Chris Brown. Now in its 32nd year, over $400,000 in scholarships and financial aid have been awarded to South Jersey residents and organizations. Notable donors have included the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, the Dorrington Ice Hockey Foundation, Vest-A-Cop, the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Atlantic County Chapter, and Atlantic City Beach Patrol Classic boat races.

Each year, the Super Bowl Tailgate Party attracts support from the hundreds who attend in person and beyond. Brown says that even during tough economic times, the community has found it in their hearts to support the foundation’s mission. “The kindness and goodwill of the people of Atlantic County is unparalleled.”

The 32nd Annual Super Bowl Tailgate Party will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Dock’s Oyster House, 2405 Atlantic Ave. in Atlantic City. Tickets are $20 purchased at the door and will include a buffet, a free mug with $1 beverage refills, and door prizes.

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by: Steffen Klenk

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