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Charleston SUP Safaris will host its 10th annual SUPer Scary SUP Race from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 83 Center St. on Folly Beach. A portion of the proceeds from this charity race will go toward Youth to Ocean.
The elite, novice, kids and dog races will begin at different times. Pre-registration is $50, while day-of-race registration is $60. Entries for kids under 12 and dogs are $25. Stand-up paddle boards will be available for rent on the day of the race for $10.
The event will also include silent auctions and raffles. Masks are required.
Warrior Surf Foundation is partnering with Mex 1 Coastal Cantina to host a fundraiser to send eight veteran members to Thunderbomb Surf Camp in Nicaragua next June, where they will focus on healing through psycho-education, positive psychology and resiliency.
Starting Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day, $1 from every order of Mex 1’s new Thunderbomb taco will go toward the cost of food, airfare, accommodations and experiences for this weeklong retreat. The Thunderbomb taco is made with Baja battered wahoo, red cabbage, pineapple salsa and guacamole sauce and will be sold through the end of the year at all three Mex 1 locations on Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley and Park West.
Lions Vision Services was recently awarded $18,500 in grants from various regional funds at the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. The annual grant cycle provides eye surgeries, low-vision equipment and hearing aids to low-income families in seven Lowcountry counties.
Specific fund allocations include $8,000 from The Beaufort Fund for services in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties; $5,000 from Open Grants for services in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties; $3,000 from the Dorchester County Fund; and $2,500 from the Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund.
The COVID-19 Action Initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies. The initiative also provides health care provider training, supports COVID-19 testing, provides masks to underserved communities and hosts educational town halls.
The event includes a four-week training program and different challenges. Registration is $25.i