2019 OD Shag Club
OD Shag Club Foundation Charity Donations
The ODSC & ODSC Foundation sponsored a Charity Golf Tournament in September. The net proceeds were the highest recorded for the club. Many, many thanks to our Committee Chairs, Larry Jones, Ken Meyers, Karen Young, Bob Miller and Terry McCoy for all your hard work!
The Boards and several members were able to present the rewards of all the hard work to numerous local charities at Fat Harold’s.
It was a pleasure to talk with each of the charities and to be a part of a Club that wants to not only have a good time, socialize and dance, but likes to give back to the community! Thank you to everyone that worked the Tournament and collected donations for the raffle prizes! It takes a large group led by our fantastic Chairmen’s to pull this off!
North Myrtle Beach Explorer Scouts
The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Explorer program is chartered through the Learning For Life subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America and is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20. This program is sponsored by the Law Enforcement division of the Public Safety Department in an effort to reach out to the youth in our community. Public Safety officers work with the Explorer Post providing a structured program that allows our youth to learn first hand about law enforcement practices and the application of state and local laws within our community. Lance Corporal William McLeod accepted the check in the amount of $1000,00.
The OD Shag Club presented the Junior SOS a check in the amount of $1400.00. Larry Edwards accepted the Check for the Junior SOS this Fall.
North Strand Helping Hand is an emergency food and clothing bank for those in need in North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Longs, and Atlantic Beach. Helping Hand is a United Way Agency. Kelly Johnson, Director and Jan Hardee, Outreach Co-Ordinator accepted the check in the amount of $2500.00 for North Strand Helping Hand.
Teen Angel, a program that helps homeless North Myrtle Beach High School students. Teen Angel began as a way to provide homeless NMB students with Christmas gifts and food. The program provides the students with rental and utility assistance, fees for college applications, school supplies and food. OD Shag Club takes pride in having the opportunity to help with our $2500.00 donation to this worthy program. Renee Hembree accepted the check for Teen Angels.
Ellen Taylor Foundation
The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers (ETFJS) was founded in 2007 by Mrs. Ellen Taylor. The purpose of the ETFJS is to remove financial barriers that prevent those under 21 from learning and participating in the shag dance. Examples of this include providing free dance shoes, funding workshops, and providing meal, lodging, and gas vouchers for shag dance events such as Junior SOS at North Myrtle Beach. Our club was was proud to present a $1500.00 donation to Ellen Taylor Foundation. Kim Renn accepted the check for The Ellen Taylor Foundation
The OD Shag Club presented the Junior SOS a check in the amount of $1500.00. Larry Edwards accepted the Check for the Junior SOS in July.
Special Olympics of Horry County
The Special Olympics is a huge event held for students with intellectual disabilities. The games allow these students to shine and feel important whereas they may not at other times.Each year different counties get together and hold The Special Olympics in their town. In these events, students with special needs compete in games such as a 50 or 100-meter run, baseball throw, tennis ball throw, wheelchair race, etc.Overall, The Special Olympics is an inspiring event. It makes you realize how easily and simply you can make someone’s day. If you are ever given the chance to attend the Special Olympics, you should definitely take it. Our club was proud to present a $1000.00 donation to the Special olympics of Horry County.
Photos by Lou Martino