Volunteers are one of our most valuable assets. Without them we would not be able to offer the large variety of recreation programs we do, at a reasonable cost to both residents and visitors.
OC RECREATION BOOSTERS
The OC Recreation Boosters is a non-profit, community organization made up of area residents and representatives from local community organizations that support youth recreation programs offered by the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department.
The OC Rec Booster’s current membership includes:
Officers: Donna Reid, President; Dan Wormann, Vice Preisdent; Honi Jarvis, Secretary; Norma Simmons, Treasurer
Members-at-Large: Kate Gaddis, Mary Delaney, Bill Paul, Pat Terrill, Val Vigorito, Linda Woodard, Janet Kennedy, June & Chuck Wilson, Bill Dooley, Harry How, Kathy and Steve Jarczynski, Dave Ludwig, Susan Petito, Arthur Thomas, Ellen Tsakalas, Diane Worman and Phil Reid
Members representing organizations: Kate Gaddis, Recreation and Parks; Bill Paul, OC-Berlin Optimists Club; Val Vigorito, O.C. Lioness Club; and Honi Jarvis, Quota Club
Ocean City Recreation Boosters organize events and engage in fundraising activities that help to lower the fees for recreation programs. Since 2001, the OC Rec Boosters have donated more than $500,000 to support the programs of the Ocean City Recreation Department.
Annual Fundraisers Include:
- Swing for Youth Golf Tournament at Eagle’s Landing
- Hot Chocolate sales during Winterfest of Lights
- St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament t-shirt sales
- Wine booths at Spingfest, Sunfest, and Sunset Park Concerts
In addition to fundraising, the volunteers also offer their time and talents at a variety of events hosted by Ocean City Recreation and Parks, including Halloween Spook-Out, Easter Bunny Fun Shop and athletic tournaments.
Ocean City Recreation Boosters are critical to the continued success of Ocean City Recreation programs. If you are interested in joining the OC Recreation Boosters or if your business would be interested in helping with fundraising efforts, please call 410-250-0125, email [email protected], or find us on Facebook at OC Rec Boosters.
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Our youth sports leagues rely heavily on volunteer coaches. Coaches help teach the fundamentals of the sport, encourage participation and ensure equal and fair participation for everyone on the team. They help relay messages to families in the event of a schedule change. Most importantly, they serve as a role model to young athletes as we instill the values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Dedication and Hard Work.
All coaches will complete a certification program prior to the start of the season. Each coach over the age of 18 must also pass a criminal background check which is paid for by the Town of Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department.
We provide training and resources for you to be successful. Many of our coaches choose to co-lead the team with another parent. This is allowed with permission from the Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Supervisor in charge of the league. Rest assured your child will be placed on your team (unless you request otherwise).
Please consider giving back to your community, sharing your passion for sports, and teaching life lessons to local kids. To apply, please complete the Volunteer Application with Background Check Consent Form.
Looking for somewhere to do your service learning hours. We have opportunities here at Ocean City Recreation & Parks. We are looking for students to help us with youth clinics and leagues, start smart programs, Halloween Spookout, Pizza with Santa, Mid-Nighters, Easter Bunny Funshop, hot chocolate sales at Winterfest and more. If you are interested in completing your service learning hours with us, please contact Craig Southard at 410-520-5171 or [email protected].