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August 2012 Philanthropy Blog

01 Sep 2012 12:19 PM | Pete Hansen (Administrator)







T
he Noblemen hosted our "Kids Fishing Tournament" during the month of August, one of the longest running annual events that we hold for great local kids. This was truly a wonderful day for all of the children and families that attended. Many of the children (and parents) who came on the trip had never been on a boat before and had never caught a fish so there was a lot of excitement in the air when the excursion got under way! This year we were treated to a wonderful interaction with several pods of dolphins that swam next to the boat and surfed in our wake as we headed out to fish. This was a huge hit with everyone on board as you can imagine! After a good boat ride the crew put out fifty fishing poles and bait for everyone and the fishing was on! The crew of the "Bay Princess" really made the trip special for all of the kids who attended and the day did not end until EVERYBODY on board landed a fish. When we arrived back at port everyone was treated to a pool party at Marina Shores and an unbelievable BBQ cookout! Many of the children who attended the event were from local YMCA summer programs and it was truly the highlight of their summer. A special thanks goes out to Priority Automotive Group, a Noblemen Community Partner, for funding this special day for great local kids. Another big thanks goes out to Captain Randy Bregman, a fellow Noblemen member, for organizing and spearheading this event every year!

Thar she blows!  


 
 
 
     
The Virginia Beach NobleWomen met with some great local kids at Birdneck Elementary School to provide them with a very special gift. Birdneck Elementary works with many children who come from less fortunate financial situations at home. Elementary schools send home a list of school supplies that they expect each student to bring in on the first day of school. There are a bunch of children at Birdneck whose families could not afford the supplies and many of these children did not even own a backpack. The Virginia Beach NobleWomen had a special meeting with these children on the very first day of school and gifted all of them with all of the supplies that they needed and each child received a brand new backpack. The Principal gave a special thanks that morning to all of the women for performing a very Noble Deed for the Birdneck kids. Kudos to you VB NobleWomen, what an awesome thing to do!
 
   
One of the biggest heroes in The Noblemen organization is Dr. Trey White. Trey helped found and currently spearheads the Virginia Beach chapter of Team Hoyt (you can learn more about Team Hoyt here). Trey and his Team Hoyt crew pushed 37 special needs kids in special racing wheelchairs in this year's Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon. Thanks for being a hero to local kids Trey. We love you man!
 
   
With the help of Wayne Johnson, owner and head veterinarian at Birdneck Animal Hospital, The Noblemen are proud to introduce......
NoblePets! That's right, now even your PET can be Noble! Seriously, this is going to be a really great program! With guidance from Dr. Johnson, the proceeds from NoblePets registrations will go to help fund service dogs for local children and military veterans. NoblePets is off and running and you can visit the pets at www.noblepets.org.
Our newest NoblePet is Roxy and you can see her picture to the right. Here is her awesome story:

 K9 Roxy is the family dog of 1LT Joshua L. Booth, U.S.M.C. (K.I.A. 17 OCT 2006, Operation Iraqi Freedom). Roxy is now a Search and Rescue canine and part of Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs, a volunteer K9 SAR team based in Hampton Roads. Roxy also visits the U.S.M.C. Wounded Warrior Regiment as a Therapy Dog bringing smiles and comfort to wounded, ill or injured Marines. This portrait of Roxy is used to raise funds for the children of Fallen Marines. She serves as a living affirmation of Josh’s life and to honor the Marines he fought alongside in combat.

How awesome is that?! Please check out our NoblePets page, tell your pet loving friends about it, sign your pet up and lets help out some great local people who are in need of a service animal!
 
 


THANKS SO MUCH FOR CHECKING IN ON THIS MONTH'S PHILANTHROPY BLOG! DON'T FORGET TO CHECK BACK NEXT MONTH TO READ MORE ABOUT HOW THE NOBLEMEN, NOBLEWOMEN AND NOBLETEENS ARE BEING "A PART OF THE SOLUTION" RIGHT HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS!!!


 

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