Reel Friends’ 10th Annual Fundraiser March of Dimes DE Chapter
This is the last year for the Reel Friends’s Fundraiser, I look forward to this every year and get to see a whole bunch of great people. These folks have been doing this for over 10 years and many other great things for our community. They are a group of first responders, from fire wranglers to emergency call catchers. These are the people that you need the most when you are at your worst. Next weekend they could use your help and have some fun doing it.
Sue Sokira has been organizing these fundraisers for the past decade. “On Saturday June 15th the Reel Friends Surf Fishing Group will hold its 10th Annual Fundraiser benefiting multiple charities primarily March of Dimes DE Chapter. To date the group has raised over $37,000 dollars for March of Dimes and close to $10,000 for other various charities and “friends in need”
“The group consists primarily of Emergency Services workers from all fields, Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatch and Hospital. This year’s event will be the final event of its kind and hoping to make it our most successful with part of the proceeds going to the Helen Graham Cancer Center for research into Breast Cancer, after losing one of our members this year to Triple Negative Breast Cancer at the young age of 40. They are doing a special hot pink ice chest raffle filled with some of “Taras favorite things”. The value of that raffle item now stands at over $900! It’s free to get in. Reel Friends provide sandwiches and munchies just bring your own drinks, and maybe a few extra for the people who like to “cooler surf” while socializing. There will be plenty of raffle items, silent auction items and 50/50s.
The Reel Friends will be at the Hawks Watch also known as the Main Beach pavilion at Cape Henlopen starting at 11 AM, Saturday the 22nd of June . Raffle drawings start around 5 PM.
I can’t wait to see everyone for the last gathering, but I will always see them on the beaches.