LOCALS BRAVE HYPE OF HURRICANE AND HEAD TO DEWEY BEACH TO “CRUSH” MUSCLE MOVEMENT FDN. COURSE
MUSCLE MOVEMENT FDN. DELAWARE CRUSH COURSE RAISES OVER $10,500 TO COMBAT NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE
DEWEY BEACH, DE - The Muscle Movement Foundation’s Delaware Crush Course was hosted in Dewey Beach, DE this past Saturday. The six block endurance course was located on the beach from Dagsworthy Avenue to Collins Avenue, and featured an after party at The Starboard Restaurant. Despite the potential weather conditions presented by Hurricane Florence, the Muscle Movement Foundation decided to schedule the event as planned.
Although the hype of the hurricane flooded the news, locals in the Sussex County, DE area were not intimidated by the potential weather. In fact, many messages, posts, and comments on social media embraced the potential hurricane with comments such as,
“With high ocean tides, a small beach, sand under my feet, and an orange crush at the finish line, I’m ready to crush the course! I’ll be there!” -Anonymous
“Hurricane Florence on the horizon, wind in our faces, and sand in our teeth. It’s all about showing up! -MMF Crush Course Team Captain, Kristen Stout
“We are excited to welcome many families, and I don’t think the potential weather will slow down the MMF’s participants. In fact, I believe there is an important message within all of this — the MMF’s affected families may endure adversity throughout their lives, which may very well feel like a hurricane. Muscle disease may cause lots of uncertainty, adversity, and obstacles. Nonetheless, the Muscle Movement Fdn.’s Muscle Champions, and families, remain unstoppable in spite of life’s hurricanes. We are honored to welcome supporters to the Town of Dewey Beach in honor of the MMF and over one million Americans affected by neuromuscular disease.” -Mayor TJ Redefer
The ocean’s tides were high and there was little beach to operate with; nonetheless, the sun was shining and the sky was clear! Over 100 registrants checked in at The Starboard Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Registrants enjoyed the sun, hydrated, and changed into their MMF Crush Course tank tops to prepare for the event. At noon, registrants were directed to the beach on Dagsworthy Avenue. MMF Crush Course Committee Member and Personal Trainer of RISE Fitness, “Red” Ryan Ennis, welcomed the participants and explained the course. The participants were separated into two groups. The first group shot from the starting line like they were launched from a cannon! The participants made their way down the six block endurance course. When the first group completed station #3, the second group made their way down the beach!
Following the event, Steve “Monty” Montgomery and The Starboard Restaurant welcomed all registrants in “The Shark Tank” — The Starboard Restaurant’s lively VIP room! The Starboard Restaurant donated tons of food such as, caesar salads, pretzels with spicy mustard, fresh fruit, jerk chicken with honey mustard, and old bay wings with blue cheese and ranch! The 21 and older crowd also received two complimentary orange crush drinks! Additionally, Jack’s Country Maid Deli, who is an annual sponsor of the Muscle Movement Fdn., provided four fresh six-foot subs! The afternoon was filled with great company, smiles, fun conversation, a live raffle, music, and more fun!
Thanks to Mayor TJ Redefer, Commissioner Paul Bauer, The Starboard Restaurant’s Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Keith “Toastie” Kirk, and all event sponsors, supporters, and registrants, the Muscle Movement Foundation’s first ever Crush Course raised just over $10,500 to help provide life-changing accommodations to families affected by neuromuscular disease!
It takes a team effort to fight muscle disease. And the Muscle Movement Fdn.’s team in Dewey Beach, DE is STRONG!
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