Thursday, September 23, 2010

Charity Begins at the Shore


Ocean City was established as a Christian resort and camp meeting in September, 1873 by four Methodist ministers. Perhaps it's no surprise then, that this September weekend our island will host a number of events to benefit various charitable causes and worthy organizations.

"One Hundred Rides. One Destination. A World Free of MS." is the motto of the National MS Society and the annual "City to Shore Ride" that will roll into Ocean City September 25 & 26. An estimated 7,000 cyclists will participate in this year's event, originated by Philadelphia news anchor, Larry Kane, whose mother died from the effects of Multiple Sclerosis. This is one of the largest events of its kind in the country and raises over $3 million to combat this disease. (photo from MS Society)

The "Walk to Defeat ALS" (or Lou Gehrig's Disease) will take place on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 25. Registration begins at 9AM at the Music Pier. The two-mile walk on "the boards" will raise funds to support patient services and research. For more information call 215-643-5434.

On Saturday evening at the Ocean City High School (6th. St. & Atlantic Ave.) enjoy "Music for the Heart." Featuring stars-of-tomorrow, this fun-filled song and dance show benefits the American Heart Association. Tickets are $10. For additional information, call 609-653-4677.

If you're in town Friday, September 24, come to the "Ocean City Police Department's Beach Barbecue" to benefit the K-9 and Motorcycle Units. Held at the Deauville Inn in Strathmere from 6-9pm, the $25. entrance fee includes BBQ, drinks, and music. Tickets are available at the door.

Over 350 Corvettes will be displayed on the Ocean City Boardwalk beginning at 11:30am on Sunday, September 26. The "Corvette Show", one of the largest on the East Coast, will feature the very first 1953 model as well as present day sports cars. An Awards Ceremony will be held at 3:30pm in front of the Music Pier. Proceeds from the rally will benefit local charities. For information, call 609-457-0081.

Finally, the "Dog of the Year" (yes, you read that correctly) will be named on the Port O' Call (15th. & Boardwalk) sundeck on Sunday, September 26, at noon. This event is also a fundraiser - for the Ocean City Dog Park located at 45th. Street and Haven Avenue. Call 609-927-6568 for details.

Scarborough Inn B&B guests can easily walk* to any or all of these events from our convenient location in the heart of the Historic Distance.

*except for the Deauville Inn in nearby Strathmere, NJ


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