Hair of the Dog fundraiser a success
I would like to send an enthusiastic and heartfelt letter of thanks from the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation for the tremendous community support of the Hair of the Dog race!
Early on New Year’s Day morning, more than 650 athletes and plus hundreds of spectators, party-goers and volunteers gathered on the Bethany Beach boardwalk for the 2nd Annual Hair of the Dog race. The 5k/10k run and walk is one of our fundraising events which help us to continue awarding scholarships to local students and grants to local organizations in our efforts to enhance the community for residents and visitors alike.
I am delighted to report that thousands of dollars were raised for the people and programs the QRCF supports. Start to finish, the Hair of the Dog was a great time for a great cause.
We received amazing support from the Town of Bethany Beach and our sponsors: 3rd Wave Brewing Company, Bethany Beach Books, Boyden Design, Coastal Point, Delaware Wave, DiFebo’s, Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Just Hooked, Law Offices of Scott & Shuman, P.A., Leslie Kopp, Loftus Wealth Strategies, Mango’s, Ocean View Vet, Rehoboth Beach Sports, Sedona, State Farm - Denise Beam, Tidewater Physical Therapy, Tidepool Toys and Games, Transformative Dynamics, and Yuppy Puppy. We also received tremendous support from local and visiting athletes, spectators, and volunteers. A true community-building event happened and we kicked off the 2013 with gusto.
I would like to extend special thanks to Hair of the Dog chairs Eunice Carpitella, Faith Denault, Jackie Inman, and Michael Loftus, and committee members Ann Kangas, Marian Parrott, and Karen Taylor, and Race Director Rick Hundley. They contributed hundreds of hours organizing what all will agree was a successful and lucrative event.
At the after-race party at Mango’s as a special feature, we presented CHEER’s Meals on Wheels program with a $25,000 contribution, the largest single gift in our all-volunteer organization’s 11 year history. In all, we have awarded nearly $500,000 to date, and anticipate giving more soon.
In fact, there is another opportunity to support the QRCF’s programs at BunnyPalooza! March 30, the next run/walk in our series. More information can be found at www.Bunnypaloozarun.com. Thanks again to all for the past and future support.
K. William Scott, Esq.
president, Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation