Tuesday, June 26, 2007

O Liberty Row Party - from Strathmere to the Statue of Liberty

Captain Bill Handley, leader of the Strathmere lifeguards, is rowing the boat that Ed & Lyn Tettemer donated to the Strathmere Beach Patrol in honor of Adam Foote, a 17-year old firecracker of a kid who loved Strathmere more than most. He lost his life in a car wreck and, as an organ donor, helped give new life to eight different people on various organ waiting lists. Adam was a lifesaver, and the boat that carries his name here in Strathmere is an appropriate memorial.
So it's fitting that Captain Bill is rowing the Adam Foote from Strathmere all the way to the Statue of Liberty to raise awareness for the power of Organ Donation, as well as to raise funds to help beat Ovarian Cancer, as well as to raise awareness and money for The Ocean Foundation. Hence the theme of his great journey, "Row for the O."
Please see below for an invitation to a party to kick off this seafaring adventure. We hope to see you there.
- et (letter from Ed Tettemer)


Bill Handley and Rod Tice are rowing 150 miles from Strathmere to the Statue of Liberty for The Ocean Foundation, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness. We are putting all of our physical and mental efforts in order to accomplish this goal and to help these causes. We would love to celebrate our endeavor with you, and provide you with a fun way to contribute to our efforts. Please mark a spot in your calender to attend the O Liberty Row Party on August 4. We plan on having the party catered, with live music, games for adults and kids, and plenty of beverages. The Adam Meils Foote, the boat that will be rowed by Bill and Rod, will be there for photo opportunities. More details will be coming soon, but here are the specifics we know now:

Date: Saturday, August 4
Location: Handley Home located in Tuckahoe of Upper Township on the Tuckahoe River
Time: 5pm-11pm
Donation: $30 to $40 per adult and $10 per child over twelve
Games: 50/50 Horsehoe Tournament & 50/50 closest to the pin contest, we will also organize children activities

We have Brian Conover, of Hawkins Road, lined up to play live music. We are working on other musicians who will donate sets of music to make this a fabulous evening alongside the Tuckahoe River. We are seeking restaraunts and caterers in the region to donate items for our menu which we can send out later.
Please RSVP to Bill Handley educapt@comcast.net or you can RSVP to any O Liberty Row Team Member with direct contact with Bill. We will need a count by July 21st.
Please forward this invitation to friends, family, and supporters of the O Liberty Row. Also check out our website at http://www.olibertyrow.org/

Bill and Rod

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