Outer Banks Seafood Competition endowment established


Native industrial fisherman Jake Griffin demonstrates web hanging on the 2021 Outer Banks Seafood Competition. [Outer Banks Community Foundation/Submitted]

The Outer Banks Group Basis is happy to announce that the Outer Banks Seafood Competition Endowment has been established by the Outer Banks Seafood Competition Board of Administrators.

The Outer Banks Seafood Competition is a nonprofit group that promotes the constructive impacts of our native seafood business, educates folks about seafood indigenous to North Carolina and the Outer Banks, and supplies need-based help to the native fishing neighborhood and its members via pageant proceeds. 

The endowed, designated fund will likely be maintained to help the Seafood Competition and its philanthropy. As with all endowed funds held on the Group Basis, it’s structured to be a everlasting useful resource for generations to come back.

“The maritime business is a cornerstone and key financial driver of our Outer Banks,” mentioned Group Basis President and CEO Chris Sawin. “That is the primary fund established on the Group Basis to particularly help the hard-working members of this business, and we couldn’t be extra grateful to The Outer Banks Seafood Competition for his or her beneficiant efforts.”

“The Outer Banks Seafood Competition was based in 2012 as a approach to rejoice, promote, and help our native industrial fishing business,” mentioned Richard Hess, Chairman of the Seafood Competition Board. “Business fishing is a giant a part of our neighborhood’s cultural heritage, and it’s vitally essential to the Outer Banks. Our board is impressed to proceed this annual occasion and steward occasion proceeds for the advantage of our working watermen and girls and their households.”

Since 2012, the Competition has generated almost $70,000 in grants and monetary help for native maritime business members in want. The 2022 Competition date is Saturday, October 15; occasion info is offered at https://www.outerbanksseafoodfestival.org. 

Contributions to the brand new Seafood Competition Endowment may be made on-line at www.obcf.org/donate or by sending a examine to OBCF, 13 Skyline Street, Southern Shores, NC 27949.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Outer Banks Group Basis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable group that connects individuals who care with causes that matter. Primarily based in a historic flat high cottage in Southern Shores, the Group Basis manages $25 million throughout greater than 200 charitable funds for people and companies, awards grants to nonprofits, manages greater than 60 scholarship applications, and supplies tailor-made companies to assist donors pursue their charitable pursuits. Since its inception in 1982, the Group Basis has awarded greater than $12 million in grants and scholarships to native nonprofits and college students.  



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