2015 Storm  the Beach

Storm the Beach held June 14th … Salt, Sand, Success!

Photo Credit Michael Beswick

Storm the Beach is a full –fledged obstacle course held on the beautiful beaches of Nags Head, NC.  Athletes of all ages and abilities came out to crawl, climb, and conquer in this epic event held Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Jennette’s Pier.

Over 700 challengers from ages 5 to 69 signed up for an ambitious undertaking. 5 Mile competitors were at the Start at 7:40am. Their course took them from the Start at Jennette’s Pier, south to the turnaround at the Outer Banks Fishing Pier in South Nags Head (aka: Fish Heads Bar & Grille), then back north to the Finish line, also at Jennette’s Pier. These amazing athletes’ conquered 28 obstacles along the way; Seabag Raise, Pipeline and Lobster Trap to name a few. First Flight Adventure Park sponsored The Wall at the 5 Mile turnaround and it was epic! The 3 Mile challengers followed the same course until their turnaround at the 1.5 mile mark. These hearty athletes endured sand, salt and sweat to complete and compete all the way to the Finish! And, from what we’ve heard, running in the sand is an obstacle all on its own!

Meanwhile, back at Jennette’s Pier, the 1 Mile Fun Run included family and friends competing in a friendly fun run, complete with 11 different obstacles.

The participants gathered at the post-race Beach Party Blast which included free runner food from TUBBS Hot Dogs, healthy snacks of apples, bananas, and peanut butter snackers. The beverage garden offered 3 different craft beers (to those of legal age), supplied by Kona Brewing and City Beverage. Hundreds of runners stayed for the Awards ceremony and the Kona Raffle. The raffle winners were randomly chosen by bib number. The lucky winners received either a beach cruiser, a beach cooler or a Kona beach chair.

Top awards were given in the following divisions.
3 Mile Distance:

Top Female

1.       Breezy Gary – age 38 – Somerset, PA – 40:48.0

2.       Tina Berardinucci – age 27 – Easton, PA – 42:07.2

3.       Alex Barker – age 28 – Manteo, NC – 45:18.5

Top Male

1.       Allen Schmidt – age 28 – Fredericksburg, VA – 39:54.0

2.       Craig Thornton, age 14 – 40:38.7

3.       Thaddeus Miksinski III – age 43 – Germantown, MD – 41:56.7

5 Mile Distance:

Top Female

1.       Brittany Ostlund – age 29 –  Grandy, NC – 52:04.1

2.       Chrissy Simmons- age 39 – Manteo, NC – 58:10.3

3.       Jessica Gorr – age 43 – Southern Shores, NC – 1:00:41.9

Top Male

1.       Ryan McCarron – age 28 -Kill Devi Hills, NC – 47:44.8

2.       Brad Wikinson – age 37 – Greenville, NC – 48:34.9

3.       Barrett Crook – age 45 – Kitty Hawk, NC – 50:16.6

3 Mile Team Distance:

Team – Category 0 – 13 members – 1:27:08.6

Corporate Division Rip Current Team – Trail Life USA – 8 members – 1:49:29.5

5 Mile Team Distance:

Team – FAH KING SWIMMERS USCG – 4 members – 2:02:38.3

Corporate Division Rip Current Team – Village Realty Company – 6 members – 1:49:57.5

Visit StormtheBeach.org for more information about this unique event!

OBSE sends Special Thanks to all of our amazing Race Crew! Our community of volunteers truly pulls this event together. Some race crew volunteers worked all weekend arriving as early as 5am on race day to set up the course. Others stayed throughout the day in the sweltering heat and humidity, manning obstacles, runner food and beverage and handing out medals and water at the Finish line. We appreciate everyone’s time and talent. We cannot put on events like Storm the Beach without such strong support!

To join the OBSE Race Crew and to learn more about the events and how they help our Outer Banks Community, please visit obxse.org or email info@obxse.org

100% of net proceeds from this and every event produced by Outer Banks Sporting Events benefits the missions of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation. OBSE is a 501c3 non-profit. Each of the 4 annual OBSE events is sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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CONTACT:
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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Another Successful Nags Head Links Ladies “Driving Fore the Cure” Golf Tournament!

Another GREAT golf tournament by the Nags Head Links Ladies “Driving Fore the Cure” benefiting the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Outer Banks Hospital’s Get Pinked campaign. The Outer Banks Relief Foundation administers the Tanger Breast Cancer Fund which is designated to financially assist people living in our Outer Banks community who are struggling with breast cancer. Many many thanks to the Nags Head Links Ladies whose generosity will be spread throughout our community by donating a portion of the proceeds from the tournament to the Tanger Breast Cancer Fund. Last year in 2014, the “Driving Fore the Cure” tournament donated $12,546.36 to the Fund.

Form of Need financial assistance gifts from our Relief Foundation normally range between $500 and $3,000. Through the generosity of the Nags Head Links Ladies, four women with Breast Cancer have been assisted during the past year while undergoing debilitating regimes of chemotherapy and testing. They have benefitted by:

  • Having diagnostic testing paid for that was not covered by insurance or Medicaid.
  • Getting financial help for prescribed therapies such as compression garments for the treatment of lymphedema.
  • Having their rent or mortgage, utilities and other living expenses paid.

Additionally, in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital and Hands of Hope, we were able to fund the creation of an educational video on the effects, causes and treatment for lymphedema, a common side effect from breast cancer treatment.

From a woman diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer helped through the Tanger Breast Cancer Fund …

“Thank you for helping us during this difficult time in our lives. We never thought we would be in this situation and the need to ask for help. We are so blessed by your gift of ‘relief’ and help to get rid of some of the financial stresses and burdens cancer has brought into our lives…”

 

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The Outer Banks Hospital is Sponsor of 2015 Couture by the Shore!

The Outer Banks Hospital is a long time supporter of our Relief Foundation. We are thankful for their Prada sponsorship of the Couture by the Shore. Last year this event raised over $70,000 to help people living in our community who are struggling due to a debilitating disease, illness or personal tragedy.

Chris Kelley, Relief Foundation Executive Director, and Jill Bennett, Owner of Birthday Suits and Event Marketing Chair, accept the sponsorship donation from Amy Montgomery, Outer Banks Hospital Director of Outreach, Communications and External Affairs, and Ronnie Sloan, Outer Banks Hospital President.

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2015 Couture by the Shore is right around the corner!

For the most up-to-date information, be sure to “Like” the Couture by the Shore Facebook page!

Couture By The Shore Presented by TowneBank will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 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 “Age of Aquarius” bringing positive vibes, harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding … 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, 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 Chanel Title Sponsor:

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TowneBank is the Title Sponsor of the 2015 OBRF’s Couture by the Shore!

Photo Caption: Taylor Sugg, TowneBank President, presents a $10,000 check to Outer Banks Relief Foundation.  Left to Right is Pam Vernon, Member Service Rep, Southern Shores; Shawn Castilloux, Banking Officer, Southern Shores; Hunter Nelson, Commercial Loan Officer, Southern Shores; Jill Bennett, Event Marketing and Owner, Birthday Suits; Millie Ward, Event Chair, Relief Foundation Co-Founder and Board Member; Kelly Pierce, Administrative Officer, Southern Shores; Fran Geraghty, Banking Officer, Southern Shores; Taylor Sugg, President, Southern Shores; Areca Oliff, Branch Manager, Southern Shores.

            Outer Banks, NC –TowneBank is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of the 5th  Annual COUTURE BY THE SHORE, a fun, festive annual Spring event where fashion and fundraising unite to help the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

COUTURE BY THE SHORE is being held this year on May 9, 2015,  from 11am – 3pm at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern in Nags Head.  It features a sumptuous luncheon and silent auction, raffle, door prizes and fashion show. This year’s event theme is the “Age of Aquarius” bringing Love… Peace… Relief.

To date, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has provided more than $1,100,000 in financial assistance to local individuals who struggle with debilitating diseases or illnesses or who are experiencing personal tragedies in their lives. You can help this tradition continue by attending COUTURE BY THE SHORE.  It features a sumptuous luncheon, adult beverages, fashion show and a silent auction guaranteed to amaze! Bid on beautiful jewelry and fashions, practical services for the home or business, and sports and vacation opportunities. Eleven boutiques from the Outer Banks will be participating in the show.  Tickets to the event are $40 and available for purchase at the eleven participating retailers: Amity’s, Birthday Suits, Charlottes, The French Door OBX, Gray’s Outer Banks, Lady Victorian, The Sun Shack, Whalebone Surf Shop, Foxy Flamingo, Life’s a Beach and Untucked – Resort Apparel for Men.

 “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.

For more information about COUTURE BY THE SHORE or the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, please visit www.outerbanksreleiffoundation.com or contact their administrative office at (252) 261-2004.

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A Visit to the Relief Foundation from Shelby Hines …

Our Outer Banks Relief Foundation is so grateful to Shelby Hines for all he does for our community and beyond. As the Coordinator for the Caring Hands volunteers at Duck United Methodist Church, Shelby and his crew work tireless hours to help serve the needy throughout the Outer Banks.  On a number of projects through the years in Manteo, Manns Harbor, Wanchese, and on Hatteras island, our Relief Foundation has partnered with the Caring Hands volunteers in providing Form of Need financial assistance to help with the construction of needed handicap ramps, walkways, and other exterior and interior renovations for individuals who are physically and developmentally challenged. We are indeed blessed to have such a rewarding relationship with the Caring Hands volunteers, and with Shelby Hines.

Today Shelby stopped by our office to present us with a beautiful hand-made wooden sculpture of a Kitty Hawk sea gull that he created for us. Shelby is a charming and amazing character with many fascinating stories to tell and is one of the truly giving citizens of the Outer Banks; we are honored and proud to call him our friend.

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OBSE Welcomes Outer Banks Hospital as 2015 Sponsor of First Flight 5K!

Photo by the Outer Banks Hospital, L to R: Amy Montgomery, Outreach, Communications and External Affairs for The Outer Banks Hospital; Denise DePedro, Community Outreach & Fund Development Coordinator for The Outer Banks Hospital; Lynda Wood, Executive Director for Outer Banks Sporting Events.

Outer Banks Sporting Events welcomes the Outer Banks Hospital as the 2015 Sponsor of the First Flight 5K! The Hospital’s Couch to 5K annual run will utilize the First Flight 5K course, offering free sponsored registration to employees of the Outer Banks Hospital, Dare County and Town employees and Dare County Schools’ Employees in an effort to get local folks off the couch and “running” a 5K (3.1miles).

“We want as many people as possible to get out and run or walk!”, stated Amy Montgomery. “This is a great way to let people experience the fun and excitement of completing a race. Many of them may never have thought that they could do this. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment to cross that Finish line and collect your medal!”

The First Flight 5K is a fun pirate-themed race taking place on the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Park in Kill Devil Hills. This beautiful venue is a remarkable run alongside the historic monument celebrating the first flight. Special thanks go out to National Parks Service for their support of this community event. The Wright Brothers would be proud!

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K Weekend (April 18 & 19), is one of 4 annual event weekends produced by Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE). 100% of net proceeds from these events support the missions of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation.

This event is sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau.

Contact:
Peggy Stovall
Marketing Director, Outer Banks Sporting Events
2234 South Lark Street, Nags Head, NC  27959
POB 265, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252)255-6273 office; (252)261-6296 fax; www.obxse.org
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OBSE thanks Wells Fargo for Event Sponsorship of 6th Annual Flying Pirate Half Marathon

Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE) executive director Lynda Wood welcomed and thanked Wells Fargo for their continued support in 2015 as the Event Sponsor of the 6th Annual Flying Pirate Half Marathon!

“We are thrilled to again join forces with Wells Fargo Bank in producing this fun-filled pirate themed half marathon!” stated Lynda as she gratefully accepted their $15,000 donation. “This particular event is very popular with runners, who love the pirate theme, the course and enthusiasm from our Outer Banks community and volunteers. It’s because of the 6 years of continuous support from Wells Fargo, that OBSE can execute this great race, making it better each year!”

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K is scheduled for April 18 – 19, 2015. Come out and run with the pirates! ARRGGHHH!

Pictured from left to right: Chad Weeks, Aimee Pitts, Michelle Brown, Sidney Rabon (Outer Banks Market President), Lynda Wood, Tonya Schmitt, Sandy Snyder, Kathy Nesbitt.

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K , sponsored by The Outer Banks Hospital, is one of 4 annual event weekends produced by OBSE. 100% of net proceeds from these events support the missions of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation.

This event is sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau.

CONTACT:
Peggy Stovall
Marketing Director, Outer Banks Sporting Events
2234 South Lark Street., Nags Head, NC  27959
POB 265 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252)255-6273 office; (252)261-6296 fax; www.obxse.org
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Tanger Outlet’s 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Raises over $7,000 for OBRF Tanger Breast Cancer Fund

Photo Caption:  Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s Chris Kelley, Executive Director and John Gillam, co-Founder and President accept a check from Debbie Ferrell Moore, Tanger Outlet General Manager

Outer Banks, NC –Pink is a bold color so significant that women everywhere know what it stands for immediately- it stands for hope!  Last fall, Tanger Outlet offered their shoppers a way to join in the fight against Breast Cancer with their 21st annual PinkSTYLE campaign. 

The Tanger Breast Cancer Fund through the Outer Banks Relief Foundation was established in December 2012 with a donation of $14,229 from funds raised by Tanger Outlet’s 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and the locally supported Pink Partini event. The Fund has grown through other Tanger Outlet Fundraising events, public support and most recently with the 2014 Tanger Outlet Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign donation of $7,154.

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s Tanger Breast Cancer Fund is designated to financially assist people living in our Outer Banks community who are struggling with breast cancer.  Since its inception, over $63,000 has been raised for the Fund and over $20,000 in assistance has been awarded.  Breast Cancer warriors assisted through the Fund while undergoing debilitating regimes of chemotherapy and testing have benefited by:  having tests or medications not covered by insurance or Medicaid paid for; having their rent or mortgage, utilities and other living expenses paid; and getting financial help for prescribed therapies such as compression garments for the treatment of lymphedema, a common side effect from breast cancer treatment.

For information on getting assistance from or donating to the Tanger Breast Cancer Fund, contact the Outer Banks Relief Foundation at 252/261-2004. 

About 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 2005, over $1,100,000 has been given locally to people in need.  For more information on the Outer Banks Relief Foundation call 252/261-2004 or visit their website: www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com.

About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.:

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 39 upscale outlet shopping centers in 25 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 11.9 million square feet leased to over to 2,500 stores operated by more than 435 different brand name companies. More than 175 million shoppers visit Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. annually.  For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the company’s web site at www.tangeroutlet.com.

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OBRF creates Commission for the Future; Reception held 12/04/14.

Nags Head, NC.   On December 4, 2014 the Outer Banks Relief Foundation held a reception for the members of their newly established Commission for the Future.   This group of individuals will serve on this Commission to ensure that the Outer Banks Relief Foundation continues to carry out their mission and to be a strong and viable source of support for those in need in our community for future generations to come.  Their focus will be on three critical elements: leadership and succession planning; financial stability and fundraising; and volunteer recruitment and development.

John Bond Gillam, III, President and co-founder of the Relief Foundation said, “We are so grateful for the commitment from this outstanding group of individuals to assist us in this collective effort to plan for and strengthen our financial sustainability and address the community service and volunteer needs of our Outer Banks Relief Foundation in the future.”

Distinguished community representatives of the commission are Powell Peters, Linda Palombo, James Gilreath and Scott Brown. Serving from the Board of Directors are Relief Foundation co-founders John Gillam III, Millie Ward and Ervin Bateman; Board members John Graham (Commission Chairman), Jimbo Ward, Jim Braithwaite, Patty McKenna, Tess Judge, Chrissy Simmons, Debbie Moore, Amy Montgomery, and J.T. Dixon; Board Director Emeritus John Woolard (Commission Vice-Chairman); Relief Foundation SURF Club members Pete Erickson and Joanne Schwartz; and Relief Foundation Executive Director Chris Kelley.

About 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 2005, over $1,100,000 has been given locally to people in need.   For more information on getting assistance from or donating to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation call 252/261-2004 or visit their website: www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com.