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Cool Runnin’s Fastest Server on Da Beach

(July 19, 2013) Seacrets is calling all waiters and waitresses working in the resort town to put their skills to the test during its fourth annual Cool Runnin’s Fastest Server on Da Beach contest, Tuesday, July 23.

Servers will dash through the 49th Street restaurant’s beach obstacle course carrying a tray of drinks, including a bottle of beer, glass of wine and can of Red Bull, one of the sponsors of the event.

Manager Christine Komlos, an organizer of the competition, said registration will begin at noon. Participants must be 21 or older. The cost is $20. All proceeds will benefit the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation.

Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation Respite Housing Program provides critically ill children and their families a much-needed getaway to the beach from the everyday stresses of a child’s medical illness.

There are three resort facilities. They include a four-unit apartment building on 66th Street; a house on the bay at 28th Street, the first respite house in the country to focus on the needs of military pediatrics; and a townhouse in Fenwick Island, Del.

Rarely is there a time when the facilities are empty. Six families fill the houses each week throughout the summer, typically from mid-May through September. In the off-season — the winter, spring and fall — at least three or four families, on average, stay at the facilities each week.

Shelby Cohen, represents Sunset Grille during Seacrets’ third annual “Cool Runnins Fastest Server On Da Beach” competition last year at the 49th Street hotspot.

“Every year we partner with Believe in Tomorrow,” Komlos said. “The kitchen manager and I put the event together and we really believe in the foundation and what they do for kids.”

Each server will race through the obstacle course one at a time and the competitor with the fastest time wins. Komlos said the beach course will be set up in front of the stage area. In previous years the course included tires, tables, a limbo stick and a kiddie pool.

The competition will begin at 1 p.m. until the last server finishes the course. Komlos said approximately 55 waiters and waitresses competed last year and she is hoping for more on Tuesday.

The first-place winner will receive a prize package worth $1,000 and a chance to win $10,000 from the annual Believe in Tomorrow fundraiser. Komlos said the package and prizes for other winners will include gift cards and giveaways from businesses in town.

“I love the day first of all because it’s for an awesome charity,” said Komlos. “It’s what it’s all about and it brings the town together. You get to meet your co-workers from the whole city, really. Everyone’s been working so hard and it’s just a great time.”

For more information, contact Seacrets at 410-524-4900 or visit www.seacrets.com.

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