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Englewood Beach Waterfest is back, and this year’s event promises to be one for the record books.
The Englewood Beach Waterfest (EBW) Board of Directors has officially announced that North Myrtle Beach (NMB) RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina will be the 2021 Keystone Sponsor of the event scheduled for Nov. 18-21, 2021, in Englewood, FL. “We can’t begin to describe the amount of energy and enthusiasm we are experiencing here in Englewood, with the announcement of our partnership with the owners and team at NMB,” said Ray LaBadie, 1st Vice President of the EBW Board of Directors.
“Our entire organization has been working hard to build on the momentum we experienced from the record-breaking event in 2019, and we know this year is going to be epic! With all the support from our board, volunteers, and the local and expanded community, we are seeing levels of excitement, and engagement that are momentous,” added Steve Gardiner, President of the EBW Board of Directors.
The Englewood event is the final race of the APBA Offshore National Series, presented by Powerboat P1 and OPA.
Waterfest’s network of volunteers has expanded over the last few years to include hundreds of dedicated individuals, who tirelessly donate thousands of hours to organize and plan the multiple community activities that are associated with the Top 20 Southeast Tourism Society (STS) event every year. The week culminates with the keystone feature, the OPA World Championship Powerboat Race, with record numbers of boat teams and event attendees expected at this year’s race.
“North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina is absolutely thrilled to be the Keystone Sponsor of the 2021 and 2022 Englewood Beach Waterfest and OPA World Championship Powerboat Races,” said Marketing Director Jenn Johnson. “This is the first opportunity we have had to be partnered with such an established event. NMB will be entering our boat in this year’s OPA race, as our boating team is looking forward to competing in a safe and fun environment. Having the opportunity to be the Keystone Naming Sponsor is a progressive step for NMB RV Resort, since we opened in 2018. As we continue to expand our location, we are adding new amenities, supporting our boating team, and now becoming the Keystone Naming Sponsor of Waterfest. This means so much to our family-owned business.”
The EBW Board and team of volunteers have successfully executed a poker run event in March of this year, with another pirate-themed run scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18. With all the scheduled events, the organization is anticipating another record-setting Waterfest event this November. Supporters are encouraged to visit the website and social media pages regularly to stay up to date on information and resources for all upcoming events.
Englewood Beach Waterfest Inc. is a Florida corporation whose mission is to stage spectator events, participant competitions and educational forums that showcase Englewood’s unique water resources and recreational opportunities. Proceeds benefit local charities, with a focus on water conservation and recreation.
North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock is in beautiful Little River, located in Myrtle Beach, SC. It’s a one-of-a-kind luxury camping experience. Since opening in 2018 NMB RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina has been the leader in luxury family camping, winning “Best of the Beach” in 2019. With 134 extra-large, paved campsites, 58 wet slips to dock your boat, boat and jet ski rentals, fishing, and a pristine oversized swimming pool with a 150-foot water slide and waterfall, as well as a dry dock that can house up to 350 boats. NMB RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina is currently undergoing a major expansion, adding an additional 107 camp sites, Splash Pad, Rock Climbing Wall, and the Grand Strand’s only double Flowrider. With a friendly atmosphere, and treating their guests like family, is the cornerstone of what makes NMB RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina the place where guests want to return year after year.
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