A sellout crowd got into the swim of things at "Splash! 2000." The National Aquarium brimmed with about 2,000 partyers, who helped raise more than $85,000 for its coming seahorse exhibit.
Resident dolphins frolicked in their pool as their human guests boogied on the dance floor. Sea creatures nibbled air bubbles in their tanks, as sea lovers noshed on goodies from a boatload of Baltimore restaurants.
In the splashy gathering: Peter B. Rosenwald II, event chair; Chris Padgett, event co-chair; Ken Trout, National Aquarium board chair; Tom Brady, board member; Dave Pittenger, aquarium executive director; Kathy Sher, aquarium deputy director; Mary Pat Seurkamp, president of Notre Dame College of Maryland; Bill Fine, WBAL-TV president and general manager; Dr. Rosetta Stith, Paquin School director; Dick Ruess, partner at Metrobuilt, LC; Lisa Shea, Northrop Grumman human resource generalist; Dr. Mike Wise, aquarium veterinary consultant; Hugh Mohler, Bay National Bank president; Dr. Betty Morgan, Baltimore schools chief academic officer; Bill White, Motley Fool director of sales; Attison Barnes, partner at Gardner Carton & Douglas; Nancy Hinds, Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association director of communications; Toba Barth, Theatrical Arts Productions director of education; and Marc Kantrowitz, Chevy Chase Bank Challenge managing director.