To give deserving kids the opportunity to visit the beach and see the ocean for the first time.
Growing up in the Triad I was only a few hours from the beach. Like many kids in my neighborhood, I was fortunate enough to vacation at the beach many times. If fact, we went so much that my parents decided to buy a mobile home in Garden City, South Carolina that was only a few blocks from the beach. One particular spring and summer, my family made 19 separate trips to our beach home. So going to the beach and seeing the ocean was obviously something I took for granted. Like me, my children grew up going the beach for summer vacations as well. They have vacationed at North Myrtle Beach all their lives.
One day I told my children about the time I was an assistant youth baseball coach and we took a group of 11 and 12 year old all-stars to Virginia Beach for a tournament. I would never forget the look on some of these young men’s faces that said it was the first time they had ever seen the ocean. They were so excited and could hardly contain themselves as several jumped in the ocean in their street cloths.
Needless to say that my children could not believe that there were 11 and 12 year olds living in Greensboro that had never seen the ocean. My kids wanted to know if there was anything we could do to help these disadvantage youth see the ocean so the concept of Kids To The Coast was born.
I hope you consider supporting this worthy cause.
David Murphy, Co-Founder