Shag OBX Weekend, May 7-9, 2010. Manteo, NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

Contacts:    Charles Gill, Chair                         Kristi Stallings, Sponsorship Coordinator

                   OBX SHAG                                   OBX SHAG

                   seapadre@charter.net                     krististallings@charter.net

Shag OBX Weekend, May 7-9, 2010

Award-winning instructors, DJ and live music this Mother’s Day weekend

MANTEO, North Carolina (March 30, 2010) – A brand new event for beach music fans on the East Coast is coming to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Shag OBX will be held May 7-9, 2010 this Mother’s Day Weekend in Manteo at the Pirate’s Cove Pavilion which makes for a perfect bite-size getaway.  Sponsored by the Community Care Clinic of Dare, you can enjoy dance lessons from nationally recognized instructors Sam and Lisa West, shag to live music from Jim Quick and Coastline or spin to all your favorites with DJ’s Ed Timberlake and David Jones on the waterfront. 

“Our SHAG stands for Support Healthcare Access for Good living,” explains Charles Gill, Chair of the event and Community Care Clinic of Dare (CCCD) Board member.  “We are taking the lead step in caring for the health of uninsured and underinsured workers on the OBX, offering free clinics for those who live and work in Dare. Shagging is the North Carolina state dance and has origins here on the Outer Banks, which is a natural fit for promoting and supporting healthy living on the beach.”

Last year, 235 new patients registered for Community Care Clinic services, with almost 1,200 patient visits with providers overall.  More than 1,300 free long term prescriptions were dispensed and 1,200 short term prescriptions were written, many of which were free.  First opening its doors in May 2005, the CCCD has three locations providing service in Kitty Hawk, Manteo and Frisco.  To inquire about patient eligibility, please call 261-3041.

“For the upcoming event, you get to have a good time, get great exercise and meet wonderful people,” explains Sharon Jones, whose Outer Banks Shag Club is helping organize this inaugural event. “My husband and I have been involved in the Shag Community for 20 years and one thing that really has impressed us both is the love and caring for one another.  All shag clubs are very community oriented and help whenever needed.  This makes being involved with such a great group of folks even more rewarding.” 

To check out the full list of events and reserve your tickets, go online at www.shagobx.com

Sam and Lisa West, shag instructors

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