Many of you saw our recent post about our day parasailing, fishing and riding the Sea Rocket.  While we were there, we learned about how the Sea Rocket family and co-owners, Blue Water Development, give back to the community and knew that we had to share this story.

This past Saturday, August 5th, Blue Water Development hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore at Sea Rocket and Nick’s Mini Golf. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a program determined to “provide children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”  Of the children in this program, 98% graduate from high school on time, and 90% enroll in college.

During the outing 30 participants of the program, aged 6 – 18, got the chance to ride on the Sea Rocket, speeding through the ocean.  They even got the chance to see dolphins on their trip.  Jessica Mimms, Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore said that for many of the children, it was their first experience on a boat.  After the boat ride the group went to Nick’s Mini Golf for another fun adventure.

“We consider the greater Ocean City community our family, and it’s important that we help provide kids with wholesome outdoor experiences,” says Bob Thompson, Blue Water Chief Operating Officer.  Blue Water Development hopes to be involved in providing more unique experiences for the community and further collaborating with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Interested in becoming involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore? Learn more.   Also, be sure to mark October 22nd on your calendar for the first annual Big 5K at Salisbury’s City Park.