Friday, September 26th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills.
Register now to attend the State of the Child Conference sponsored by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County. Registration is limited. Click HERE to access a registration form.
Pass on the Positive and watch it grow!
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Linkenbach, a research scientist, author and consultant who is the founder and director of The Montana Institute (www.MontanaInstitute.com). The Institute works to identify the positive that is occurring in communities and help leaders become more effective in inspiring change.
Dr. Linkenbach will lead conference attendees through understanding and applying the Science of the Positive framework to restore and reinforce a balance of hope and concern in families and in the community. Outer Banks parents and other role models will leave with tools they can readily use in any setting to promote the healthy development of our children and youth. This will be Dr. Linkenbach’s first trip to the Outer Banks and he is excited to be a part of the State of the Child Conference. “I’m honored to bring the Science of the Positive to the people of Dare County, and I can’t wait to see the great work they will do improving the welfare of children and families,” he said.
Photo caption: Jarrod Umphlett of OBX Marina presents Chris Kelley, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation with proceeds benefiting the MaKayla Creef OBRF Supplemental Fund.
On July 15, 2014 MaKayla Creef, a 17-year old from Manns Harbor suffered traumatic injuries as a result of a traffic accident. Local residents quickly came to her rescue. Megan Creef and Catherine Hammil created a Benefit for Makayla that was hosted by Jarrod Umphlett at OBX Marina on Thursday, July 31st. Included in the event was a pig-pickin’, live music, raffles, and a silent auction. Approximately 1,500 residents came from all over Dare County to support her cause and the event raised $46,000!!
Another benefit for MaKayla that took place on Sunday, August 17th was tied to the Wicked Tuna Premier. “Five of the boats on the new series, Wicked Tuna North vs. South, docked at our marina during the winter/filming,” confirmed Jarrod. That event also included a pig pickin’, activities for kids, preview of the Premier, as well as a band. Approximately 250 Dare County residents turned out for this event and $499 was raised on behalf of MaKayla.
“Many, many people and businesses from the area joined in to help the cause,” Jarrod shared. “It was a heartwarming and unifying experience.
Donations to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s Supplemental Fund to benefit MaKayla are still being received at the Foundation.
Browse local art and learn about Outer Banks Charities! Join us at the OBX Arts & Craft Festival taking place on September 3rd and 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Local artists will be showcasing their Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Collages, Photography, Glass, Metal, Fiber Art, Basketry and more! A portion of the artists’ fees from this show helps support the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and N.E.S.T. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/obxartfestival.
Even the threat of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the participants in last weekend’s Sandbar 5K run Kitty Hawk last weekend. All of the runners completed their race and were able to celebrate their accomplishment for a short while before the rain came down. The Outer Banks Relief Foundation thanks everyone that sponsored, volunteered or ran in this year’s Sandbar 5K. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
To see the results of the race, please click HERE.
Nags Head NC (July 21, 2014) –Beach Realty & Construction is once again supporting the PNC Bank Sandbar5K featuring Michelob Ultra. The August 3rd race, which raises funds for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, draws participants of all ages from across the country and around the block to the beach at milepost 4.5 in Kitty Hawk.
The event features prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers and medals for the top 3 finishers by age group. The 500 spots for the PNC Bank Sandbar5K typically sell out in advance.
Beach Realty & Construction is a large full-service real estate company. They provide new construction and remodeling services as well as real estate sales and vacation rentals. Beach Realty & Construction has offices throughout Dare and Currituck counties.
To register visit active.com or outerbanksrelieffoundation.com. The entry fee includes an event T-shirt and an after-party sponsored by Michelob Ultra. Pre-race packet pick-up will be at the Outer Banks Sports Club in Nags Head on Saturday August 2nd between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. You can also pick up your packet on race day from 6:30a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at the starting line.
The Outer Banks Relief Foundation assists people in our community who are burdened with financial difficulties because of a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy of their own or of a family member. Since 2004, the foundation has provided over $1,000,000 to more than 500 local citizens in need.
Photo caption: Pictured from left are Christopher Kelley, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation (OBRF); OBRF volunteer Patty McKenna, Jimbo Ward, President of Beach Realty & Construction; Jason Ward, General Manager of Beach Realty & Construction; and OBRF volunteer and chair of the Sandbar5K, Frank Ausband, DDS.
Kitty Hawk, NC Milepost 4.5, Beach Access. This Access is on the beach road beside the Black Pelican restaurant. Parking is available at the access and at the Black Pelican.
The Outer Banks only 5K Beach Run/Walk is set on the wide flat sands in front of the historic ‘Old Station’ public bath house in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This charity event benefits the Outer Banks Relief Foundation which raises funds to help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases and families in crisis.
The PNC Bank 2014 Sandbar 5k Race starts on the beach at the MP 4.5 lifeguard tower and runs north and then south back to the start/finish line.
The 1st place overall male and female finishers will win medals and vacation packages on the Outer Banks. The 2nd & 3rd place overall male and female finishers will win other gift certificates and medals. Medals will also be given to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55 and up.
$30 per entrant until July 30th and $35 from July 31st on. Entry fee includes an event T-shirt and the after party. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please make checks payable to: The Outer Banks Relief Foundation. On-line entries can be made through Active.com before 8/2/2014. Beach entries will be accepted from 6:30am-7:00am on the day of the race if space is available. A maximum of 500 participants will be allowed in this event.
Pre-race packet pick up will be available at the Outer Banks Sports Club (located on the bypass at MP 10.5 click here for directions) on Saturday, August 2nd between 4pm and 7pm. If you miss the pre-race pick-up, you can get your packet from 6:30 am – 7:00 am prior to the race on the 3rd.
Nags Head NC (July 17, 2014) – The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is proud to announce that PNC Bank is the lead sponsor of the 13th annual Sandbar5K run/walk. The event, which typically sells out its 500 registration spots, will take place on Sunday August 3rd. Locals and visitors alike enjoy this beach race which raises funds for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.
The Outer Banks Relief Foundation assists people in our community who are burdened with financial difficulties because of a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy of their own or of a family member. Since 2004, the foundation has provided over $995,000 to more than 500 local citizens in need.
“Being active in the community includes supporting citizens in need. PNC is proud to sponsor this event to aid the good work of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation,” says PNC Bank’s Nags Head branch manager Brendan Medlin.
PNC bank has 5 offices on the Outer Banks. The bank has operated successfully for 160 years and acquired RBC bank in 2013.
The morning race kicks off with OBX Skydive parachuting onto the Kitty Hawk beach at 7:15 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to enjoy this spectacular event.
To register for the PNC Bank Sandbar5K, visit active.com or outerbanksrelieffoundation.com. The entry fee–$30 per entrant until July 30th and $35 from July 31st on—also includes an event T-shirt and an after-party sponsored by Michelob Ultra.
Photo caption: Pictured, from left, are Frank Ausband, DDS, Outer Banks Relief Foundation (OBRF) volunteer; Brendan Medlin, PNC Bank Assistant Vice President and Nags Head Branch Manager; Stephen Weeks, PNC Bank Manteo Branch Manager; and OBRF volunteer Patty McKenna.
Photo caption: Outer Banks Relief Foundation board member Patty McKenna stopped by Dock of the Bay Marina to thank owner Tim Beacham for sponsoring the 2014 PNC Bank Sandbar 5K presented by Michelob Ultra.
Kitty Hawk NC (July 9, 2014) – Tim Beacham, owner of Dock of the Bay Marina, knows that when 500 runners hit the beach for the PNC Bank Sandbar 5K on August 3rd, not only will they enjoy a unique oceanfront run, but they’ll also feel great about supporting the work of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. He knows because he has run the race himself. The Outer Banks Relief Foundation is delighted that Dock of the Bay Marina is once again sponsoring the PNC Bank Sandbar 5K presented by Michelob Ultra.
The Outer Banks Relief Foundation was founded in 2004 by a group of local citizens to raise local funds to be used to help those in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties because of a debilitating disease or illness, or a personal tragedy of their own or of a family member. Since that time, the foundation has provided over $995,000 to more than 500 local citizens in need.
This is the 13th year for the race which starts on the beach at milepost 4.5, runs north, then turns back south to the start/finish line. The entry fee–$30 per entrant until July 30th and $35 from July 31st on–includes an event T-shirt and an after-party sponsored by Michelob Ultra.
Conveniently located in Kitty Hawk Bay, Dock of the Bay Marina was established in 2002 by Tim and Loui Beacham to service the boating community. It has continued to grow with the addition of dock space and a walkway connecting both sides of the marina, perfect for fishing and crabbing from the docks. Dock of the Bay Marina is the Outer Banks’ only fuel and gas with deep-water access. They carry non-ethanol gas as well as regular and super unleaded.
Open every day 7a.m. to 6.p.m., Dock of the Bay has a collection of picnic tables and clean restrooms available during open hours. The shop at the marina has everything for a boat trip — sandwiches, sodas, chips, and pre-packaged snacks as well as wine, beer, and ice. The marina shop can also supply you with appropriate fishing bait and tackle before you set of to sea.
For more race information, visit outerbanksrelieffoundation.comContact: Patty McKenna, Outer Banks Relief Foundation 252-255-0530 firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, the Links Ladies of Nags Head Golf Links presented checks totaling $25,092.72 to The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council’s Get Pinked Program and to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation for the Tanger Breast Cancer Fund. The OB Hospital was represented by Cindy Thornsvard, Dee McManus, Gail Hodges, Denise DePedro and Amy Montgomery. Debbie Moore, General Manager of Tanger Outlet in Nags Head and OBRF Board Member, Tess Judge, Board Member and Chris Kelley, Executive Director, represented the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.
The Tanger Breast Cancer Fund was established in December 2012 with a donation of $14,229 from funds raised by Tanger Outlet Nags Head’s 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and the locally supported Pink Partini event. The Fund has grown through other Tanger Outlet Nags Head fundraising events, direct public support and other community fundraising events such as this one to over $52,000.
To date over $20,000 has been given to Breast Cancer warriors living in our community to assist them while undergoing debilitating regimes of chemotherapy and testing. If anyone knows someone who is struggling or is challenged by breast cancer and is in need of financial assistance, please direct them to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.