What’s Happening Today – Oct. 24, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
The Rotary Club of Salisbury is currently seeking applications for its second annual 3-Point Initiative. This grant will be awarded to a local non-profit in December that locally promotes responsibility, integrity, and academic achievement to area youth. The deadline to apply is Nov. 22. The Governor’s Challenge Basketball Tournament, now the largest high school holiday basketball tournament in the United States and in its 36th year, will be played December 26-30, 2017 at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center and at select high schools in Salisbury. More than 120 teams (30 locally) from 10 states are expected to participate, with over $1 million being infused into the local economy. Again this year the Rotary Club of Salisbury is partnering with the Governor’s Challenge Holiday Basketball Tournament by procuring sponsors. The club receives a portion of the sponsorship dollars, which are earmarked for charitable purposes. This year those dollars will be used to financially support the 3-Point Initiative. 100% of the profits will be distributed to local non-profit organizations whose mission promotes the 3-Point Initiative. The grant application is available here and any questions may be directed to Terry Greenwood, 410-422-6124.
Drugs are destroying lives right here on Delmarva. They’re tearing families apart and stealing the lives of our loved ones. WBOC’s Steve Hammond and News Producer, Nicole Webb, join us today to tell us all about the show they put together exploring the drug crisis on Delmarva. You can watch “Hooked: Delmarva’s Drug Crisis” tomorrow, Oct. 25, at 7 pm.
Six to ten million Americans deal with fatigue, brain fog, disrupted sleep and pain every single day. Fibromyalgia is often a misunderstood disease. PRMC‘s Chief Informatics Officer and Hospitalist, Dr. Chris Snyder, explains the disease to us, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
We hear stories all the time of rape, child abuse and domestic violence. Many of us think it wouldn’t happen in our neighborhoods, but the sad truth is, that it does happen right here on Delmarva. Fortunately, there are resources available that can help turn those victims into survivors. Executive Director of the Life Crisis Center, Abigail Marsh, and Development Associate, Courtney Geiser, join us on the couches to talk about resources and services available to victims. Those services come at no cost to the victims, so they need help from the community to continue making that possible. The 2017 Halloween Luau is at Seacrets Jamaica USA on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 pm-9 pm. WBOC is a proud sponsor of this event.
When it comes to upgrading your home, the kitchen and bathrooms are usually the first rooms to get a face-lift. However, upgrades can get pricey. However, 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus stopped by Accurate Upgrades and found out you can take on a few small, simple DIY projects that will make a big difference in your kitchen or bathrooms.
The Halloween Spooktacular at Crown Sports Center in Fruitland, Del. takes place this Friday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 pm- 8 pm. Director of Crown Care, Courtney Kline, tells us all about the fun to be had at this years event. We’re also getting a preview of the event and painting pumpkins! WBOC is a proud sponsor of this event.
It’s not every day you get the chance to win a brand new roof for your home. It’s all thanks to Spicer Bros. Construction‘s Delmarva’s Neediest Roof Contest. Nominations can be made from Oct. 2-Oct. 31. The voting period will be Nov. 6-Nov. 26 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 1 on DelmarvaLife. Spicer Bros. will actually be giving away two roofs instead of just one this year. There will be two separate winners – one from DE/MD and one from VA. Enter here.