Ocean City, MD – (May 16, 2017): During this month’s OC Recreation Booster’s meeting at Northside Park, the boosters donated $7,900 towards Ocean City Recreation and Parks youth programs held during spring and summer of this year.
“Last year, OC Recreation Boosters gave over $37,000 to Recreation and Parks, and were able to provide summer camps for over 20 children in need,” OC Recreation Boosters President Donna Reid said. “It is important to the Boosters to continue raising funds for the local youth so that they are able to stay active all year round alongside of their peers.”
The OC Recreation Boosters is a non-profit, independent community group made up of representatives from various community organizations, as well as interested individuals. This positive group of individuals works diligently throughout the year to raise money to help offset costs of recreation programs. Their support, paired with that of other community associations and local businesses, make it possible for the Town to maintain such low program fees.
Since 2001, the OC Recreation Boosters have donated more than $900,000 to support the programs of the Ocean City Recreation Department through several different fundraisers, such as Swing for Youth Golf Tournament at Eagle’s Landing, hot chocolate sales during Winterfest of Lights, St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament t-shirt sales and wine booths at Springfest, 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.