Join us for the
1st Annual King of the Surf Fitness Challenge
August 25th 2013 at 4th Street on the Boardwalk at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Challenge Start Time: 8:00am
Pre-Registration Rate $30 each until August 12th
Day of Walk-Up Registration $35 each; Cash or Credit will only be accepted from 6:30am to 7:30am
For additional event information, visit us at: www.surfecsc.com/events/kingofthesurf
A regal start on the Sand at 4th Street with a 1 Mile Soft Sand Run, a 500 Meter Coastal Swim ending with a 300 Meter obstacle dash to the Finish Line at 4th Street; for a total of 1.5 miles.
“Do You Have What it takes to Claim the Throne? Compete, Conquer the Surf and Claim the title of King of the Surf!”
On an early April morning, the Virginia Beach Jaycees were up and out, learning how be of service if ever called upon. Twenty dedicated Jaycees attended the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad CPR training course. The all volunteer Virginia Beach Rescue offers this course to groups and individuals throughout the community. Due to their tireless efforts Virginia Beach has one of the highest cardiac emergency survival rates in the country, nearing 50%.
If you are interested in opportunities like CPR training, the 51st Annual Costal Edge ECSC Surfing Championship, wine tastings, and many community enrichment projects please contact us today. Join us for our monthly happy hour on the first thursday of each the month or attend our monthly members meeting where we will share the details of the coming months activities with you. We look forward to meeting you soon.
2012 First Citizen of Virginia Beach
Posted on: 2:43 pm, April 30, 2013, by Holly Henry, updated on: 03:02pm, April 30, 2013
Photo: Virginia Beach Jaycees
Virginia Beach, Va. – TheVirginia Beach Jaycees have chosen longtime hotelier and civic leader Bruce Thompson as their 2012 Virginia Beach First Citizen, according to a news release issued on Tuesday.
Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Key PHR Hotels & Resorts, joins 61 prior honorees that have devoted their time, talents, and leadership to benefit Virginia Beach and its citizens, says Kathleen Pearson of the Virginia Beach Jaycees.
“Bruce Thompson has not only been a force in the city’s tourism industry but he has also made significant contributions to causes important to him and the area,” said Andrew Thomas, President of the Virginia Beach Jaycees, who presented Thompson with a certificate designating him as the First Citizen at Gold Key PHR’s headquarters off Laskin Road. As a result of his son Josh’s continuing battle with ALS, Thompson helped organized the annual JT Walk to Defeat ALS, which has raised over $5 million. “That Bruce has been able to continue being an outstanding corporate and community leader throughout this crisis is a tribute to his resolve and character,” wrote Gold Key Vice President Bob Howard in a letter supporting the nomination.
Virginia Beach Jaycees officials say Thompson was also instrumental in the creation ofGrommet Island Beach Park and Playground on the oceanfront at 1st Street, the first fully accessible facility of its kind for the disabled, and has given generously to a host of other organizations, including the Virginia Aquarium, the Virginia Gentlemen, Virginia Beach Neptune Festival and the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. In addition he has served on the EVMS Foundation Board of Trustees, Resort Leadership Council and the Virginia Small Business Financial Authority.
“Bruce’s personal and professional accomplishments speak for themselves,” wrote former Virginia Beach Councilman Linwood Branch in his nomination letter. “I don’t believe there could be a more worthy or deserving honoree because he is someone who has truly made our city a better place to live.”
This year’s 2012 Special Olympics was incredible! We had such a great time and made so many great connections. Our chapter made a great showing and everyone was eager to help out. The athletes were excited to have us and a few of them even mentioned Camp Virginia Jaycee. Can’t wait til next year!
Project Link is the group the Virginia Beach Jaycees partner up with for our Christmas Shopping tour each year. Below is the wonderful thank you letter from them:
Click HERE to join our Polar Plunge team!!! Select “Team VBJC” to plunge or help raise funds with proceeds going to the Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
This is an incredible cause, and the Virginia Beach Jaycees thank you for your gracious support. Please don’t forget to tell your friends and family. We appreciate any support you can provide as together, we help Special Olympics Virginia.
If you are interested in plunging with us, please visit www.polarplunge.com
Returning Hope Silent Auction Going on NOW & Fundraiser Dinner will be held Saturday January 7, 2012 @ 7PM @ Dogwood’s Southern Bistro in Virginia Beach
Silent Auction – hosted by a community coming together so we can return hope to families affected by adversity. All proceeds will be shared by the Phillips family to misplaced families and local non-profit organizations.
Auction Item folder will go live on Monday January 2, 2012 @ 8AM and bidding will be allowed until Friday January 6, 2012 @ Midnight.
TO BID: please email VBRobinHood@gmail.com with Item # in Subject and Proposed Bid and Full Name in the body of your email.
Fundraiser Dinner will be held Saturday January 7, 2012 @ 7PM @ Dogwood’s Southern Bistro in Virginia Beach.
Learn more about our story, check out the awesome items and services we’ve got up for bid, and join the Auction via Facebook Group Name: VB Robin Hood