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Black Pelican donates the proceeds from 9th Annual Paul Shaver Memorial Golf Tourney to OBRF

Photo Caption (L to R): Outer Banks Relief Foundation Acting Executive Director Deb MacDonald accepts a check from Summer Copeland, General Manager of Black Pelican.

Outer Banks, NC –  The Black Pelican Oceanfront Café in Kitty Hawk has long been a generous supporter of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and continued their commitment to the Relief Foundation recently with a donation of the proceeds totaling $4,281.57 from the 9th Annual Paul Shaver Memorial Golf Tournament. Black Pelican has donated over $55,000 to the Foundation over the years from this annual event.

Held on November 2, 2015, the Paul Shaver Memorial Golf Tournament took place at the Sea Scape Golf Links in Kitty Hawk. The tournament is one of the most popular events on the Outer Banks each year. Black Pelican is committed to giving back to our community and ensures that all proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations located in Dare County. “It’s an amazing day of golfing, drinks, food, giveaways and raffles to benefit the local OBX community,” said Summer Copeland, General Manager of Black Pelican, “and we are so thankful to the local businesses and golfers who helped make the golf tournament a big success!” Certainly it has everything to do with the many people who remember fondly the man behind Black Pelican and in whose memory the tournament is held. Paul would certainly be proud of his legacy being carried on in such a giving and impacting way. An avid pilot, he regularly and often flew young burn victims and their families for the Shriners, and together with long-time friend Rex Peters, flew relief missions for Hurricane Katrina victims. The next tournament is scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2016.

About the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in late 2005. Their mission is to assist citizens in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy to themselves and/or their families. Since January, 2006 the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has distributed over $1,380,000 in financial assistance to over 620 applicants who are struggling due to no fault of their own. For more information, please visit outerbanksrelieffoundation.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/outerbanksrelieffoundation/) and Twitter (twitter.com/OBReliefFnd).

About Black Pelican Oceanfront Café

The Black Pelican originally served as historic Lifesaving Station # 6 which was constructed in 1874. Station #6 and its crew served to provide aid for boats and their crews that were stranded along the oceanfront. The building also served as an active weather bureau. The Wright Brothers used information garnered by the weather bureau to plan their experimental flights. In 1903, after their successful First Flight, the Wright Brothers sent the telegraph announcement from Station # 6. In 1993, Station #6 began its new life as the Black Pelican. It’s owner, Paul Shaver, loved travel and adventure. After a trip Paul would come back with new food ideas he was eager to incorporate into the Black Pelican’s menu. Paul passed away unexpectedly in 2006. His passions for fun and good food are their inspiration. For more information, please visit blackpelican.com.

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15th Annual Beach Run for a Cause is on Sunday, August 7th!

Join the tradition, run for a cause,

and compete to win a two-night Outer Banks vacation!

July 21, 2016, KITTY HAWK — Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a casual jogger, the Sandbar 5K encourages you to enjoy a morning beach run on Sunday, August 7 at 7:30 to support those in need in our community through the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

Participants will be competing to win prizes unheard of in the running world today. The top male and female to cross the finish line will receive weekend hotel accommodations from local sponsors Hilton Garden Inn, Days Inn Wright Brothers and the Tranquil House Inn,  along with a very generous goodie bag. If you are not competitive, there will be a raffle at the end of the race where you could win prizes like fishing poles, apparel and gift certificates.  This fundraising race is made possible by our corporate sponsors Beach Realty & Construction, Charter TV, Dirty Dicks Crab House, Dock of the Bay Marina, GCP design & marketing, IDentify Yourself, Island Xpertees, Max Media, Silicon Travel Vacation Attendant, Southern Bank and Sugar Creek Seafood Restaurant.

While the location of the race has remained the same, on the beach across from the Black Pelican, the Sandbar 5k has transformed quite a bit over the past fifteen years. It actually started out as the Outer Banks’ first biathlon of beach running and swimming with about thirty-five participants. As the race grew, and the weather changed each year, the swimming portion was dropped for liability reasons. Not to mention, 3.1 miles seems like enough sand running for just about anyone.

Through the years, the race has transformed into a tradition for vacationers and locals alike. “It’s so cool to see some of the same families come back year after year to be a part of the Sandbar and help us raise funds. The race feels like a big celebration” says race director Patty McKenna, “I hope to see more families and young adults join the tradition.”

In the final countdown until race day, now is time to register. Go to raceit.com or the Outer Banks Relief Foundation website to sign up, pay your $35 regisration fee and enter your bib number for a chance to win some great prizes. Information about packet pickup and race day details will be included in your registration email, on Facebook @ Sandbar 5k, and at the Outer Banks Relief Foundation website.

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation was founded in 2004 to assist people who live and work in our community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease or a personal tragedy.  $1.3 million dollars have been raised and distributed locally in the 11 years the Relief Foundation has been around. Our doors are open year-round for people to come in and apply for assistance. Call the Outer Banks Relief Foundation at 252-261-2004.

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Contact:  Patty McKenna, pattymcken@gmail.com, 252-255-8097

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OBX Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises Funds for OBRF in 6th Annual “Month of Giving” Campaign!

Photo Caption: Members of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Inc. (OBRF) met with representatives of Jersey Mike’s Subs in Nags Head to be presented with a check for $5,304 that was raised during the 6th Annual “Month of Giving” campaign that took place in March of this year. On hand for the check presentation were (LtoR) Kelly Hayman (Co-owner/Franchisee), Todd Hayman (General Manager), Shaun Hayman (Co-owner/Franchisee), Deb MacDonald (Acting Executive Director of the OBRF), and Ervin Bateman (Co-founder & Board member of the OBRF). (Not pictured, Co-owner/Franchisee Lynwood Evans.)

The Outer Banks location of Jersey Mike’s Subs that is located at 2424 South Croatan Highway in Nags Head (252.441.1956) chose the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Inc. as its 2016 fundraising charity partner. During the month of March, customers could make a donation to the Relief Foundation. The campaign culminated in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 30, when the restaurant donated 100 percent of the day’s sales – every single dollar that came in – to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Inc.

The campaign is a nationwide fundraiser with more than $4 million raised in 2016 for 180 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. Jersey Mike’s raised $3.4 million of the total on one day — March 30, Day of Giving — when 100 percent of sales nationwide went to the charity partners. For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving, please visit: www.jerseymikes.com/mog.

About the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in late 2005. Their mission is to assist citizens in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy to themselves and/or their families. Since January, 2006 the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has distributed over $1,380,000 in financial assistance to over 620 applicants who are struggling due to no fault of their own. For more information, please visit outerbanksrelieffoundation.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/outerbanksrelieffoundation/) and Twitter (twitter.com/OBReliefFnd).

About Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes).

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15th Annual Sandbar 5K Only a Month Away!

The 15th Annual Sandbar 5k

Sunday, August 7th, 2016 – 7:30 am Start Time
Kitty Hawk, NC / Beach Access Milepost 4.5

Have fun and raise funds!

Race:
The Sandbar 5K is set on the sands in front of the historic “Old Station” public bath house in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This charity race is a benefit for The Outer Banks Relief Foundation which raises funds to help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases and families in crisis.

Course:
The race starts on the beach at the MP 4.5 lifeguard tower and runs north and then south back to the start/finish line.

Awards:
In addition to getting that warm, fuzzy feeling from helping others, registrants receive
● a tech shirt at bib pick-up
● a unique sea glass medal after the race
● an iced towel + post-race refreshments at the finish line

**Top-3 overall male and female winners receive weekend vacation packages**

Entry Fee:
$35 per registrant ($30 before July 1st). Discounts for online team registration.

Bib Pickup:
Pre-race bib pick up will be available at the Outer Banks Sports Club (located on the bypass at MP 10.5 in Nags Head) on Saturday, August 6th between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Bib pick up is also available on race day beginning at 6:30 am at the race site.

Discounted pricing for teams:
● Teams of 4 $90 or $22.50 per person
● Teams of 8 $170 or $21.25 per person
● Teams of 12 $240 or $20 per person

After Party:
Post race festivities include bagels and fruit. Beer for the over 21 runners. Music & Live Remote Broadcast by Beach 104.

Random things to note:
● You may get wet
● Most athletes wear shoes, but many do not
● In case of lightning the race could be delayed or rescheduled

For additional information, please email us.

Thank you for partnering with us in providing financial support for our neighbors in need!

 

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Get Ready to STORM the BEACH on June 12th, 2016!

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Run  – Crawl – Jump – Carry – Endure

THE STORM IS BREWIN…JUNE 12, 2016

Organized and hosted by Outer Banks Sporting Events, Storm the Beach is a full-fledged obstacle course and adventure race held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina ocean front beaches. Storm the Beach is not your typical run and grab a medal at the finish type of obstacle race. Athletes of all abilities crawl, climb, conquer obstacles such as Swamp Scum and Sandfiddler Crawl.

See the list of obstacles!

Where:   Jennettes’ Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.
When:    June 12, 2016     Watch the Video Below!
Google Map:   of the event site.

  • Event shirt
  • Beach themed Medals
  • SWAG!
  • Costumes Welcome!
  • Teams and Individual registrations available
  • Post Race Beach Party
  • Stay for the Raffle!
  • YES THERE ARE AWARDS!

Storm the Beach 2015 Video is here!

For more information and to register go to the Outer Banks Sporting Events site, Storm the Beach!

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TowneBank is the Title Sponsor of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s 6th Annual Couture by the Shore

Photo: Taylor Sugg, TowneBank President, presents a $10,000 check to Outer Banks Relief Foundation.  Left to Right is Millie Ward, Event Chair, Relief Foundation Co-Founder and Board Member and Taylor Sugg, President, Southern Shores.

TowneBank is pleased to once again announce its title sponsorship of the 6th  Annual Couture by the Shore, a fun, festive annual Spring event where fashion and fundraising unite to help the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. This year’s theme is “Nashville to Nags Head” and will feature a cool country catwalk with local models showcasing designs from 12 participating local OBX boutiques and a special appearance from our one and only Patsy Cline! Performance is courtesy of the Elizabeth R & Company Production of “A Portrait of Patsy Cline.”

“We are honored by TowneBank’s generosity and renewed commitment to once again be a part of this annual event where locals and visitors can come together for a fun-filled afternoon and raise money for those in need in our community,” says Millie Ward, Relief Foundation co-founder and event chair. “The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is currently in a position in which the need in the community is greater than the funds available so it is especially critical this year to raise money.”

Couture by the Shore is being held this year on May 7, 2016, from 11am – 3pm at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern in Nags Head.  The event ticket includes a delicious luncheon catered by Kelly’s, adult beverages, the best silent auction on the beach, an OBX Vacation raffle and of course the main event, the fashion show. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase at the 12 participating retailers: All Ducked Out, Birthday Suits, Foxy Flamingo, The French Door, Gray’s Sportswear, Honey & Hive Boutique, Life’s a Beach, Sleeping In, Ltd., The Sun Shack, Untucked –  Resort Apparel for Men, Whalebone Surf Shop and Zen & Zip.

About the Outer Banks Relief Foundation:

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Their Mission is to assist people living and working in the Outer Banks community who are in fiscal distress as a result of a debilitating disease or illness, or have experienced a personal tragedy to themselves or their families. Since January 2006, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has distributed over $1,300,000 in financial assistance to over 615 applicants who are struggling due to no fault of their own.

For more information about Couture by the Shore or the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, please visit www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com or contact their administrative office at (252) 261-2004. Event social media: FB: facebook.com/couturebytheshore, Twitter: @obxcouture, and Instagram: @obxcouture.

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Vacation Rental Raffle Tickets On Sale at OBSE Flying Pirate Expo!

The 2016 Wells Fargo Flying Pirate Half Marathon Weekend is right around the corner taking place on the weekend of April 15-17! Hosted by Outer Banks Sporting Events, this very popular Pirate-themed weekend features a 5k on Saturday, a half marathon on Sunday, and a Double Dare Challenge in which runners participate in both!

Representatives of this year’s Couture by the Shore event benefiting the Outer Banks Relief Foundation will be selling vacation rental home raffle tickets at the Jolly Roger Pirate Expo on April 15th and 16th! The winner receives an off-season week at the oceanfront, 8-bedroom rental home, The Wright House. The tickets are $100.00 each and there are only 50 tickets to be sold so the chance to win is very good! The winner will be chosen and announced on Sunday, April 17th at the completion of the Half Marathon.

The raffle tickets will be sold at the Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s table at the Jolly Roger Pirate Expo located at the Dare County Youth Center, 602 Mustian Ave. in Kill Devil Hills. The Expo is the place to pick up your loot and find a few treasures!  The expo will feature official race souvenirs for sale, athletic apparel and other goods from national and local vendors. There will be music, food, Pirates and of course, shopping!

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100% of Sales at Jersey Mike’s Nags Head location on Wednesday, 3/30 Will Be Donated to OBRF!

ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30:

EAT A SUB, HELP THE OUTER BANKS RELIEF FOUNDATION!

100% of Sales at Jersey Mike’s Nags Head location Will Be Donated to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation!

WHO:  Jersey Mike’s Subs caps off its “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign with its 6th annual “Day of Giving” initiative.

WHAT:  Come enjoy a delicious sub meal knowing all proceeds – every single dollar – from the Nags Head Jersey Mike’s location will go to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – All day (10 am to 9 pm)! (lunch, afternoon snack or dinner!)

WHERE:  The Outer Banks location of Jersey Mike’s Subs is 2424 South Croatan Highway in Nags Head (in the Dunkin Donuts shopping center) … 252.441.1956

WHY:  Jersey Mike’s is committed to “Giving…Make a Difference in Someone’s Life.”

FAST FACTS

  • Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” is the culmination of its March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.
  • Last year, the nationwide initiative raised more than $3 million for 150 local charities.
  • The 2016 goal nationwide is $3.5 million for more than 180 local charities.
  • Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s has raised more than $14 million for local charities and has distributed more than 1.5 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

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About Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes). Join in the conversation at #JerseyMikesGives. Click to view a great video of Jersey Mike’s Sub making, 2015 Day of Giving festivities, customer donations and more.

About the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in late 2005. Their mission is to assist citizens in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy to themselves and/or their families. Since January, 2006 the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has distributed over $1,300,000 in financial assistance to over 600 applicants who are struggling due to no fault of their own. For more information, please visit  www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/outerbanksrelieffoundation/) , Twitter (www.twitter.com/OBReliefFnd)  and Instagram (www.instagram.com/obrelieffnd).

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OBSE welcomes OBX Bank as Event Sponsor of 2016 Storm the Beach!

Photo OBSE: L-R: Sarah Moore-Personal Banker, Dee McManus-VP Cash Management Officer, Casey Rawles-Personal Banker, Lizzie Konstanzer-Personal Banker, Ray White-OBX Bank Chairman of the Board, Heather Akers-Commercial Account Manager, Lynda Wood – Executive Director, Outer Banks Sporting Events & David McGlaughon – OBX Bank President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OBX Bank is at the center of the Storm! Storm the Beach that is! Outer Banks Sporting Events welcomes OBX Bank as the June 12, 2016 Event Sponsor of the unique adventure race, Storm the Beach! Storm the Beach is the only obstacle course held on the beautiful beaches at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

Each June Outer Banks Sporting Events and their amazing team of volunteers organize this epic event for those daring athletes who will run, jump, crawl, carry and sweat along the 1, 3 or 5 mile courses. “We are so pleased to have OBX Bank as this year’s Event Sponsor!” exclaimed Lynda Wood, Executive Director of OBSE. “The crew at OBX Bank has been a strong supporter of many of OBSE’s other races and we look forward to their support at the 2016 Storm the Beach!”

Storm the Beach is one of 4 signature events planned by Outer Banks Sporting Events. For more information or to register and volunteer, visit www.StormtheBeach.org today. Sponsored in part by Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. Outer Banks Sporting Events is a 501c3 non profit. 100% of net proceeds benefit the good works of Dare Education Foundation and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

Peggy Stovall, Marketing Director, Outer Banks Sporting Events (2234 South Lark Ave., Nags Head, NC 27959); POB 265, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 /  (252)255-6273 office; (252)261-6296 fax

www.obxse.org / www.flyingpiratehalfmarathon.com / www.stormthebeach.org / www.outerbankstriathlon.com / www.outerbanksmarathon.com

The mission of Outer Banks Sporting Events, Inc. is to organize and promote sports competition and healthy living lifestyle choices, provide financial support for needed relief and public education while contributing to the economic impact for the Outer Banks of North Carolina. OBSE is a 501c3 non-profit.

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Tickets on Sale Soon for 2016 Couture by the Shore … Nashville to Nags Head!

11 Local Boutiques • Silent Auction • Luncheon • Adult Beverages
 All proceeds benefit the Outer Banks Relief Foundation
Saturday May 7, 11am to 3pm at Kelly’s Restaurant
For tickets & info 261-2004 or www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com and for the most up-to-date information, be sure to be a fan of the Couture by the Shore Facebook page!

Couture By The Shore Presented by TowneBank will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head, where fashion and fundraising unite to help the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.  This year’s Spring Fashion Event is themed the “Nashville to Nags Head … cool Country Catwalk!” We are going back to our sassy country roots in music and fashion and southern values of helping our neighbors … just like the Relief Foundation does!

The participating retailers include: Birthday Suits, The French Door OBX, Life’s A Beach, A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, Islands By Amity Boutique, Amity Boutique, Lady Victorian, Whalebone Surf Shop, The Sun Shack, Charlotte’s, Foxy Flamingo Boutique, Gray’s Outer Banks, and Untucked – Resort Apparel for Men.

In addition to raising funds which allow us to fulfill our mission of assisting citizens in need living here in our Outer Banks community, Couture by the Shore is an entertaining and fun-filled event that features:

  • A scrumptious Luncheon and exciting Fashion Show featuring 10 local retailers.
  • Silent Auction (the best silent auction on the Outer Banks!) – traditional items available for auction are: a Florida vacation package, an Aspen skiing vacation package, golf and spa treatment packages, artwork, jewelry, certificates for pet, home and garden services, fishing trips, premier dining packages and more.
  • 50/50 raffle

Tickets are available at the participating retailers and at the Relief Foundation office for $40 each. Thank you for your support – we look forward to seeing you there!

Presented by TowneBank and sponsored by a host of other local businesses and individuals.