LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth
|Moveable Feast's Ride for the Feast
Moveable Feast's sixth annual Ride for the Feast, a 2-day, 140 mile bike ride from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to Baltimore City takes place on May 17 and 18. All proceeds from the ride will directly benefit Moveable Feast. Moveable Feast is the sole provider of free nutritional meal programs and transportation for people living with HIV/AIDS or breast cancer in Baltimore City, the surrounding counties and the eastern shore of Maryland.
Currently, there are 93 riders registered. Each rider has pledged to raise a minimum of $1200. Riders range in age from 8 years old up to 73 years old, each with their own reason for participating. Many have lost friends or family to HIV/AIDS or breast cancer. Several riders are HIV positive.
Again this year, The Ride is particularly important to Moveable Feast because it has lost $35,000 in federal funding. This funding loss forces Moveable Feast to make difficult decisions about who should be cut from services. The Ride is an opportunity to raise the funds needed to restore all clients to a satisfactory level of services.
"I am impressed with the level of dedication and commitment of our riders, and the volunteers who provide behind-the-scene support for this event. Fundraising efforts and the 140 mile ride requires tremendous effort, and the riders never waiver on their commitment to raise money for people who they will never know." said executive director Tom Bonderenko. "It is because of these riders, and the generosity of the people who sponsor them, and the support we receive from the corporate community, that more than 650 people each week receive services from Moveable Feast."
Ride for the Feast is produced entirely in-house by Moveable Feast. All expenses of the event are underwritten by corporate, foundation and individual donors so every dollar raised by the riders will go directly to the services of Moveable Feast.
The riders leave from the Quality Inn on Route 1 at 8 a.m on Saturday, May 17. Go out and cheer them on!
DC Hosts GLBT Aquatics Match
The District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) and the Washington Wetskins Water Polo Team invite the GLBT community to support the 2008 International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Champion-ships (IGLA) by either competing in or attending the annual tournament. More than 1,200 athletes are expected to convene in Washington, DC during the four-day competition to be held June 1922.
Competition will take place at the world-renowned natatorium in the Eppley Recreation Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the Takoma Community Center's state-of-the-art, Olympic-size swimming pool in Washington, DC.
In addition to the competition, the IGLA Championships are also known for their irreverent celebrations. This year's theme is "In Hot Water."
For additional information and to register, visit: www.igla2008.org.
Black and White Ball on May 31
Don't miss the excitement of the annual CAMPRehoboth Black and White Ball at the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Saturday, May 31. Tickets always go fast, so call and reserve yours now.
Living Color Preview of HeART Art at CAMP
A highlight of the Black and White Ball is the art auction. There will be added excitement with the addition of a silent auction as well. Bob Ramsey will be the auctioneer this year. If you've ever been to the second auction at Sundance, you know how much fun it is to watch him in action. Pictured are details of paintings by Jeff Moore and Ellyn Weiss.
Construction Activity Continues on the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center
The courtyard bricks are in place, the brightly colored seat wall has been poured, and the walls are going up on Phase 2 of the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. When the project is completedin early Fallthe 2,800 sq. ft. addition will provide much needed meeting space for groups in our community. The Center will help make Rehoboth Beach an even more vibrant gay and lesbian travel destination.
Anniversaries, Art Walks, and Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
The CAMPshots pages in this issue are filled with the smiling faces of residents and visitors alike, all celebrating the return of "the season" at the Delaware Shore. Pictured above are Fran Sneider and Beth Cohen as they celebrate their 25th anniversary at their Lewes home. Check-out the other pictures in CAMPshots.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 05 May 16, 2008