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Life is Good – that’s what Chip Miller would always say. For a pair of recent fund-raising events hosted by the late National Corvette Hall o …
Life is Good – that’s what Chip Miller would always say. For a pair of recent fund-raising events hosted by the late National Corvette Hall of Famer’s namesake foundation, not only was it good, it was great! On Friday, July 19, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation welcomed hundreds of surfers and dozens more families for its 16th Annual Surf Fest and 4th annual Slide for Amyloid & Taste of OC.
In the days leading up to Surf Fest, the ocean was calm by surfing standards, but with Chip Miller looking down on an event he’d surely be proud of, King Triton rose up, offering perfect surfing conditions with waves not seen in OCNJ all summer.
Registration got things going at 7:30 a.m. with surfers of all ages and skill sets taking part in the fun. Nearly a hundred surfers took part with the top 6 being recognized in 7 different categories. Those categories included Girls 12 & Under, Girls 13 & Up, Boys 12 & Under, Jr. Men, Men, Longboard and Parent/Child. Category winners (in the same order) include Brynn Gallagher, Mia Gallagher, Cruz Dinofa, Tucker Collins, Stephen Zakroff, Kaiden Cameron and the Edington Family.
Complete results are available HERE.
As if cooling off IN the ocean wasn’t enough on a day when temps touched triple digits, the CMAF had more water themed fun planned for the evening. Just blocks from the surf beach sits the Ocean City Water Park and as the sun faded to the west, the 2019 turnout and subsequent festivities topped last year’s event. Earned money was well over $30,000 and surpassed last year’s totals, while sixteen restaurants and eateries in OC donated some of the best food anyone could want as part of the evening.
My father, Chip Miller was looking down on us this beautiful beach day,” noted CMAF president Lance Miller. “We haven’t had waves all summer and everyone couldn’t believe their eyes once they peered towards the ocean and saw some incredible surf pouring in for the contestants to enjoy. We couldn’t have asked for better surf and weather,” continued Miller.
Miller also noted that the weather (and his wife) played a key role in the Taste of OC/Slide for Amyloid event too.
“The weather couldn’t have been better for an evening at the OC Waterpark. My wife, Michele, really took the helm this year and worked diligently on getting local eateries behind the Taste of OC. I was simply stunned at the transformation she and her friends did to make the waterpark an elegant yet laid back setup. The food was out of this world! The outpouring of rave reviews were constant all evening long, people really loved the food. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing OC community.”
These two events are just two of many on the summer schedule for the CMAF. The next event happens Saturday, July 27 at the OCNJ Skate Park as part of the 3rd Annual Skate Fest. Following Skate Fest, the CMAF turns its attention to Carlisle Pennsylvania for Corvettes at Carlisle, the annual CMAF dinner and Corvette raffle giveaway hosted by the Lancaster County Corvette Club.
As with all events, prices and participation vary, but complete details on the 2019 season can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwarenes. Can’t make the event? Donate today via the CMAF web page. Either way, join in the fun and support a great cause along the way.
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