Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund receives REAL donation
Published 6:52 am Saturday, December 28, 2019
On Dec. 3, REAL Watersports presented $27,160.45 to the directors of the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund.
The funds come from events associated with the 2019 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational held at REAL June 1-7. This is the fourth year that the Triple-S Invitational has raised funds for the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund.
Donations from REAL Watersports and the Triple S Invitational surpass $140,323 over four years.
In 2019, Triple-S fundraising events featured music by Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, a charity fashion show with Hatteras Island youth and a live auction of products donated by top kiteboarding and surf brands and the grand finale with The Dubplates of Charleston, S.C., Future Fambo, DJ Qbert and The Roots.
With the Triple S donations, the youth education fund awarded grants for programs at Hatteras Island’s public schools including a Reduce, Reuse, Hydrate Project at the secondary school, an elementary Wetlands Walk and Beach Exploration Field Trip and field trips to Raleigh for seventh graders and Washington, D.C. for eighth graders.
The Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund supports the educational needs of elementary and secondary school students on Hatteras Island by providing funding for equipment, materials and experiences that would otherwise not be available to these students through public funding. Teachers have an opportunity twice a year to submit their applications for funding. The Board of Directors consists of community members who volunteer their time to review grant applications and support annual HIYEF fundraising events established to keep the fund sustainable.
Editor’s Note: “This year’s HIYEF donation was given in recognition of Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy, a tireless community advocate. REAL chose to make this year’s donation to honor Goodloe-Murphy as a tribute to her many contributions for the children of Hatteras Island,” said Trip Forman, co-founder, REAL Watersports and Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational.