Photo L-R: Peggy Stovall, Marketing OBSE; Dennis DiRaimondo, Race Director OBSE; Chris Kelley, Executive Director OBRF; Jimbo Ward, Board member OBRF; Lynda Wood; Fred Smith; Board member DEF; Beth Roach, Admin/Accountant OBSE; Elizabeth Piff, Executive Director DEF.
Staff members of the Outer Banks Sporting Events met recently with representatives of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation to present their annual contribution. The money from OBSE is generated through 4 annual sporting events; The TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend, held each November on Veterans Day weekend; The Flying Pirate Half Marathon presented by Wells Fargo – May 4; Storm the Beach – June 15, and SAGA Outer Banks Triathlon scheduled September 13 – 14.
“OBSE is grateful to the Outer Banks community for supporting these events each year through continued sponsorship and volunteer efforts. These events would simply not happen without the time, dedication and effort generously donated by our community citizens.” stated Lynda Wood, Executive Director of OBSE.
“Our Outer Banks Relief Foundation (OBRF) is so blessed and appreciative to have the wonderful support of the Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE),” shared Chris Kelley, Executive Director of the Relief Foundation. “They continue to amaze us with their dedication, hard work and commitment in providing exciting and top-level sporting events in our Outer Banks community. Since 2005, OBRF has provided over $935,000 to local residents in need.”
100% of net proceeds from Outer Banks Sporting Events are shared by Dare Education Foundation, working to maximize student potential by providing resources to benefit students and teachers in all Dare County Schools, and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, providing financial assistance for individuals and families in need.