The mission of Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE) is to organize and promote sports competition and healthy living resources, provide financial resources for needed relief and support for public education while contributing to economic impact for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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The OBSE vision is captured in these well articulated words from a local community member and supported of the mission. Please take a moment to read the following.
OUR community benefits directly and indirectly in myriad ways. Most certainly, The Outer Banks Relief Foundation, The Dare Education Fund, and the local food pantry, benefit directly from event proceeds and good publicity to further their important missions. Indirect benefits include community goodwill, increased volunteerism, improved physical fitness, an economic boost from tourism and the personal satisfaction that comes from working together to make a meaningful difference.
Volunteer participation by individuals, athletes, families and friends of athletes, schools, school activity groups, civic groups, church groups, clubs, business contributors, Mile Marker sponsors, and official event sponsors presents the opportunity to be an integral force in giving back within the Outer Banks community. In the process of the giving of our time and resources and in the teamwork of being the proverbial "cogs in the wheel," we often make new friends and develop strong community connections. The hard work of volunteers and staff is evident, and feedback is actively solicited and carefully reviewed at the conclusion of each OBSE event for increasingly positive outcomes year over year.
The training regimen for the athletes, local and visitors alike, often extends to family and friends, many of whom adopt personal goals for a more active lifestyle and improved wellness in the process.
Fiscally speaking, the OBSE events attract visitors in the "shoulder seasons," much the way that the historic Pirate's Jamborees of my childhood during the 1950's and 1960's brought an off-season boost to our largely tourism-driven economy.
The legacy of memories created and lifelong bonds formed while working together toward goals which are larger than ourselves is priceless.
100% of net proceeds are split 50/50 by the Dare Education Foundation and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.
MEET JENNY ASH - RACE DIRECTOR OBSE
Jenny is a local Outer Banks resident who lives in Duck with her husband, Steve, and their three children Chloe, Megan and Luke.
Jenny is an avid endurance athlete and has participated in numerous marathons, triathlons and various other athletic events over the past 20 years. Additionally, she took home several trophies and awards as a participant in the 2014 Outer Banks Triathlon.
Before moving to the Outer Banks, Jenny was the Programming Coordinator for the Twin Cities YMCA (Minneapolis – St. Paul) and managed a staff of over 30. Jenny is experienced in planning and implementing numerous running and athletic events, including organization of volunteers, staff, and municipalities.
“We are very excited about having Jenny join the Outer Banks Sporting Events Team.” Stated OBSE Executive Director Lynda Wood, “Jenny brings enthusiasm for OBSE’s mission, and has a very positive approach to working with our team, athletes, volunteers and community.”
Dare Education Foundation
The mission of the Dare Education Foundation is to promote excellence in education in Dare County Schools. For more information, please visit www.dareeducationfoundation.org.
Outer Banks Relief Foundation
The mission of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation is to help people on the Outer Banks in need. One-hundred percent (100%) of funds raised by the Outer Banks Relief Foundation help people on the Outer Banks with debilitating diseases such as cancer and assist citizens on the Outer Banks in crisis. For more information, please visit www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com.