Dewey Restaurant Olympics a success

August 22, 2014

The Dewey Business Partnership hosted the fourth annual Restaurant Olympics Aug. 5, at Dickinson Street and the bay in Dewey Beach. Twenty-four teams competed in various athletic and skill games with the final winning teams competing in a tug-of-war.

We would like to congratulate Northbeach, our champion, who defeated Big Chill Surf Cantina, our second place winner. In third place was the Rusty Rudder, the 2013 champions! It was a great day for all resort restaurant and bar employees. The Restaurant Olympics could not have been a success if it wasn’t for an excellent team of organizers, supporters and sponsors.

We would like to thank our national sponsor, Jagermeister and Kimberly McKenzie-Derbyshire for supporting the Olympics for the fourth year in a row. A special thank you to Jim Allen and Beach Ride Taxi for donating the Restaurant Olympic trophy! Many thanks go to Delaware Marine Group and for their donation of kayaks, life vests and paddles for the water race.

Additional thanks to Dewey Beach Town Manager Marc Appelbaum, Dewey Beach Police, Highway One, the staffs from the Rusty Rudder, the Lighthouse, The Cove, Starboard, Northbeach and Woody’s, the Jolly Trolley for their flexibility and the Starboard for hosting the after party.

A huge thank you to our core team of organizers and referees: Stephanie and Zeke Przygocki, Jimmy O’Conor, Lighthouse Lo, Meggin Holtzclaw, Douggie “Fresh” Moore, Kenny Garfinkel, Leslie and Jessica Braun, Allison Rice, Geri Vota, Chris Mal of Resort Entertainment, and our Master of Ceremonies Steve Capik.

Finally, thanks to all of our participating teams: Big Chill, The Ice Cream Store, Fins, Rusty Rudder, Cultured Pearl, Nicola Pizza, Dogfish Head, Espuma, Bethany Blues of Lewes, Rusty Rudder, Northbeach, Nalu, the Crab House, Ivy, Starboard, Lighthouse, Que Pasa, Arena’s and Port.

See you in 2015!

Kelly Ranieri
executive director
Dewey Business Partnership

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