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

SEAs the Stage!

Operation SEAs the Day Heroes and their Families to be Honored at an Upcoming Freeman Stage Concert

Freeman Stage at Bayside has partnered with Operation SEAs the day! Michelle Freeman, chairman of The Freeman Stage at Bayside, announced at their season opening press conference that a special concert event has been added during Warrior Beach Week to honor our VIF's (Very Important Families)! The guests of honor will be treated to a concert featuring the nationally recognized tribute band, Bruce in the USA! 

The award winning Freeman Stage will host the Veterans and their families with prime seats and a Hero's Welcome on Friday, September 5th for an evening concert. Tickets to this special evening will also be available to the general public for $25 each.

"In addition to seeing a great concert at an outstanding venue, this will be another terrific opportunity for this community to honor, thank and show support for these deserving families during Operation SEAs the Day Warrior Beach Week," said Diane Pohanka. Diane, one of OSTD founders, worked closely with Michelle Freeman and Patti Grimes, Executive Director, to make this event happen.

Michelle has a strong attachment to the military through her late husband, Joshua Freeman, who served as a Green Beret prior to joining Carl M. Freeman companies in 1986.  

We are all hoping for a SELL OUT for this great event, so mark your calendars and purchase your tickets early!  Tickets for this special event, Bruce in the USA, will go on sale on Monday, April 21st, at 10am. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit freemanstage.org.

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Housing Update

We are thrilled to announce that we have already reached our goal for housing and will no longer be accepting home donations for 2014. A big thank you to Sea Colony and to Bethany Beach Landowners association for spreading the word. Becoming a host or host family still has openings and is a fantastic way to participate. Learn more about how to get involved.

2014 Official Merchandise

Operation SEAs the Day Official Merchandise Goes On Sale Soon!

2014 Operation SEAs the Day official merchandise will go on sale beginning April 18th and be sold throughout the summer at various locations.   This year, merchandise – including short and long sleeve t-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts – will be featured in light gray and Delaware blue. Special Under Armor shirts and great looking OSTD baseball caps also will be available during May. Upcoming locations include:

  • Sea Colony Beach Shoppe: Beginning Friday April 18th, you can find find our merchandise at the Sea Colony Beach Shoppe located at Sea Colony Marketplace, Rt. 1 near Bethany Beach, DE. OSTD merchandise will be available every Thursday through Monday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Bethany Beach Books: On Saturday April 19th, beginning at 8 am, OSTD gear will be on sale in front of Bethany Beach Books located at 99 Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This location is just steps away from the finish line of the Bunny Palooza race, a 5K and 10K run/walk, held annually in Bethany Beach.  Proceeds from Bunny Palooza benefit the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation.
  • Bethany Beach Farmers' Market: Beginning on June 15th, Operation SEAs the Day merchandise will be available every Sunday at the Bethany Beach Farmers' Market, at the corner of Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Additional locations will be announced throughout the summer.  Merchandise can be previewed on our website at www.operationseastheday.org/merchandise.  Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on locations where gear will be sold.

More Sponsors Onboard!

In addition to the Freeman Stage at Bayside, three new PLATINUM SPONSORS offered their support to Operation SEAS the Day heroes in the past month. We are very grateful for the generous support of all our sponsors.

Tanger Outlets of Rehoboth, the largest outlet chain in the Quiet Resorts area, will offer gift cards for shopping to our VIFs. There are over 100 stores in the three-outlet malls in Rehoboth, Del., and shopping would be a great activity – rain or shine – for back to school shopping, or picking up a great buy!
BELGARD Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oldcastle – North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials, and is the market leader in asphalt, masonry, and Hardscape landscape products.
SILESIA Fine Wine and Spirits, a family owned and operated business in the Washington, D.C. area, has been in business for more than 100 years. Four generations of Tilch family members have owned and operated the business The family owns a home in Bethany West.
Learn more about sponsorship and donation opportunities on our support page.
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