Our 110th Season of KBIA was perhaps not what we had initially envisioned…BUT we are thrilled to have been able to open our doors and provide both virtual and onsite classes this summer! We loved seeing the pictures roll in for our virtual ‘A Day at the Beach’ road race which was held in honor of Anne “Annie” McNamara Evans, raising funds for The Dempsey Center. Also in honor of Anne McNamara Evans this year, our 11th Annual Reid Sacco Regatta had a wonderful gathering of participants for an afternoon of kayaking and SUP races. A lovely evening was spent with our adult members at our socially distanced 110th Seaside Celebration, which not only raised over $10,000 but also successfully kicked off our August matching giving campaign. We aimed to raise $10,000 in the month of August, and our donors have helped us exceed that goal! With a $10,000 match from the Bauman Family Foundation – we are feeling beyond grateful. Our fundraising efforts have put us on much more solid ground as we look forward to what 2021 will hold. The KBIA community has certainly come forward with their support and I am so thankful for every one of you!
If you are a member and have questions or want to share thoughts on this year, I encourage you to RSVP to our Annual Meeting for all members and stakeholder’s on Monday, August 24th at 4pm over Zoom. Board Members will be present to listen to your feedback and answer questions. Just reply and let me know if you’d like the link information.
Hands down one of the best things about this summer was being able to see the smiling faces of kids both near and far throughout this season, giving us all a piece of KBIA summer we weren’t sure we would get to have! Again, thank you to each and every one of our members for helping us make it all possible. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing staff and counselors, the generosity of our members and donors, or without our fantastic little campers. Thank you all!