News from the Beach
July 23, 2018
KBIA Summer Traditions
Nothing beats a mid-summer celebration! On Saturday, we started the day off with our July Watersports, Awards & BBQ.  Our most important and meaningful tradition is giving out ribbons and wedges to many smiling and encouraged children.  Wrapping up a fun-filled day, the adults of KBIA gathered by the cove for our annual Seaside Celebration.  The second half of the summer season looks to be as exciting as the first, including the Reid Sacco Family Regatta, family open swim, cove walks, weekend sailing & kayaking, movie nights, and so much more!
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July Award Winners 
Forever a part of KBIA history
We have many children here who excel in their areas of special interest, and we honored them at Saturday’s awards ceremony with KBIA “wedges.”  For children we saw go “above and beyond,” we awarded the traditional silver-ware that has a permanent home in our office.  Their names will be engraved, forever a part of our KBIA history.  This year’s July award-winners include: 
  • Sterling Best for the Feldman Art Award 
  • Gracian Burr for the Sisters Gerald & Vincent Art Award
  • Sterling Best for the Keeper of the Cove Award
  • Joey Birdsall for the Eagle Rock Yacht Club Friendship Cup
  • Colin Blais for the Griswald Cup Award for tennis staff
  • Chloe Rayer for the Cornelia C. Smith Swimming Award for staff
*All KBIA children receive participant ribbons.  If you did not pick them up after the awards, and would like to do so, please check the office.  We also have a number of “wedges,” or plaques for our award-winners not present on Saturday! 
Seaside Celebration
And celebrate we did
Our eleventh annual Seaside Celebration did not disappoint.  A night overlooking the gorgeous cove, full of friends, libations, and delicous food, made for a fantastic way to celebrate the special community that we are so fortunate to be a part of. Thank you to all participants of the silent auction – winners of the pool party, bonfire BBQ, and parking spot will be contacted by office staff.  Donations to the KBIA scholarship fund are gratefully accepted and appreciated.  
Volunteer Board
Get involved!
The KBIA Board of Directors is a purely volunteer run organization.  The Board is always looking for people who are interested in becoming more involved, whether by working on a committee or by sitting on the Board itself.  Please contact the office (who will forward your interest along to the appropriate committee of the Board), if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, join a committee, or simply want to learn more about the different opportunities available.
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Sailing for a great cause
Ninth Annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta
Honoring a longtime KBIA student and instructor who lost his battle with sarcoma at the young age of 20 in 2005, the Reid Sacco Family Regatta holds a special place in our hearts.  Sailors and spectators alike are invited to the ninth annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta hosted by KBIA on Saturday, August 11th.  The day starts at 10 AM with a skipper meeting, followed by sailing at 10:30 AM.  Interested participants should register in the office to reserve a KBIA boat or bring their own boat to launch between 285 and 292 Beach Avenue.  Due to the shallow nature of the cove, even at high tide, sailors should use an Opti, Laser, or Chickadee watercraft.
A $10 suggested donation per sailor will benefit the Reid Sacco Foundation.  For information on the Reid Sacco Foundation, visit   
Nicole’s 5K Run / Ellie’s Walk
Saturday, July 28
Love the KBIA ‘A Day at the Beach’ Road Race and want to run again for another great cause? Nicole’s 5K Run & Ellie’s Walk will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach. The USATF certified race runs along Kennebunk’s gorgeous beaches, the same course as the KBIA road race.  Nicole’s Run benefits Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center. 
6:45 AM Race-day registration begins
8:30 AM 1K Kids Fun Run
9:00 AM 5K Run/Walk
Entry Fees:
$25 5K
$15 Kids Fun Run 
For more information and to register visit: 
This Week at KBIA
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: “SING,” Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM, $8. (Ages 7-12) 

TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: Portland Sea Dogs baseball game. Tickets and some spending money included, may want extra money. 6 to 9 PM. $28. (Ages 11-12)  ***FULL*** (check with the office for wait list) 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: “Toy Story 3,” Rated G, 7 to 9 PM, $8. (Ages 4-10)
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT: A trip to Palace Playground / Old Orchard Beach, some spending money provided but may want to bring more.  6 to 9 PM. $28. (Ages 13+) ***FULL***
*Please preregister for all the above events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and/or admission fees.
**Registration for movie night is limited to 50 children, and registration for movie night at the office closes at 4PM the day of the movie or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!

Saturday, July 2811 AM to 2:30 PM.
Sunday, July 29…..11 AM to 3 PM.
Open & free to members, bring your own PDF and closed-toe water shoes.