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Welcome to the 2014 Warrior Beach Week Newsletter :: Issue 6, Operation SEAs the Day
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2014 Warrior Beach Week will take place September 2-7, in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

One Week to Go!!!

The anticipation has been building for months and the time has finally arrived for our second annual Operation SEAs the Day - Warrior Beach Week. The banners are lining the streets leading into Bethany and the posters are in the windows of our supporting businesses. Donated homes have been assigned and our Hosts are ready to greet the Warrior families upon their arrival - so we're counting down the days...

What can the community do?

FAMILY NIGHT: MAGIC SHOW & MORE

The organizers and volunteers would love to have a great showing around town in Bethany Beach on Thursday, September 4th (between 6PM - 9PM). Thursday night is designated as Family Night and the Warriors and their families will be encouraged to spend time in Bethany Beach and see the Magic Show beginning 7PM at the bandstand by the Bethany Boardwalk. Our Very Important Families (VIFs) will have dinner locally and also have free miniature golf and arcade games available to them in town. Come out and spend an evening in Bethany - when you see people wearing the medallions, or Dog Tag (pictured), feel free to thank them for their service. Don't miss out!  The magic show, presented by Dicken's Parlour Theatre, is fabulous and it's shaping up to be a fun evening all around. Learn more.
 

CONCERT AT FREEMAN STAGE

Bruce in the USA is much more than just another tribute band. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. The Bruce in the USA Band consists of seasoned world class professional musicians. This powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a new level, making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E Street Band's musical legacy. And... to top it all off, our Very Important Families will be the honored guests of the evening! What can you do? Come out and welcome them as they arrive to Freeman Stage and join in the fun at this concert event! Tickets are still available.
 

CALL FOR DELICIOUS DESSERTS!

We are in need of desserts for our VIF cookout. Any group that wants to provide desserts and/or baked goods for the cookout, please contact Patti Eggers at 302-249-2521.

Matt Haley, Remembered

Matt Haley, an original supporter of OSTD as well as many other philanthropic endeavors, died after being involved in a motorcycle accident in the mountains of northern India. Matt was 53 years old and he founded and owned eight restaurants in the Sussex area. He was awarded the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Lincoln Center in New York. In addition to his philanthropic efforts locally, he supported development of schools and social programs in Nepal and India. He was a great man who will be missed by many.

PHOTOS ONLINE

Whether you're in the Bethany Beach area or not, you can follow along all the fun of this year's Warrior Beach Week online. We'll be posting pictures from the event daily on our website and if you're connected to our social sites, you can join in on the fun there too! Check out our Stay in Touch page to see how you find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!

EVENT GUIDE READY!

Our 2014 Event Guide is at the printing press, but we've got a sneak preview online! It's got our full line-up of offerings and special events for our 2014 Very Important Families. View>>

Storm the Beach Postponed

Storm the Beach Obstacle Course 5K, originally scheduled during Warrior Beach Week 2014, has been canceled. This exciting event for those wanting to be challenged by a beach obstacle race is now planned for October 3, 2015. This event is being held to raise funds for the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. It provides emergency funds for wounded warriors not covered by government programs. You can learn more about plans as they develop through Jennifer Neal @ Resort Quest Recreation.

Quilts of Valor

The Quilts of Valor Foundation will be donating a quilt to each of our warriors in honor of their valor in service to our country. The Foundation provides the quilts to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Operation SEAs the Day is honored that Quilts of Valor Foundation is supporting Operation SEAs the Day and our Very Important Families.

We Asked & You Delivered

Many thanks to all of the volunteers that showed up at our Volunteer Sign-Up Days on August 13th and 14th. We almost completed our list! That does not mean that other needs might arise between now and Warrior Beach Week, so please keep checking your emails if you have signed up previously. There are still other ways to participate... learn more!

Our Amazing Supporters

We're so thankful for the support of our sponsors and supporters:

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In addition to Sponsors and Supporters, OSTD would like to recognize those businesses participating in this years event. Please take time to recognize-patronize and thank these businesses for their unwavering support of this project. Each contributing business will be displaying a “PROUD SUPPORTER OF OPERATION SEAS THE DAY’ poster in their window!

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