Chip Miller Foundation Giving Back to OC Businesses

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OCEAN CITY -- The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation said it will donate $5 for every entry it receives into its free contest to design the t-shirt for this summer's Chip Miller Surf Fest to local Ocean City businesses. 

In a release, the foundation said, it’s been a rough first quarter of the year for, well, for the world so far. There’s no denying that. Staying safe and healthy means staying in and/or social distancing. It’s also meant that many local businesses in and around Ocean City that have long supported the CMAF have had to close or scale back business. 

In a release, the foundation says since we’re all in this together, the CMAF wants to give back to the community that has supported its events for the last 16 years.  Doing so will give back to those who have given for so long, all while sourcing a quality design for its annual Surf Fest t-shirt. 

The 17th Annual Chip Miller Surf Fest is slated for July 24 at the 7th St. surfing beach in Ocean City and has grown to be one of the largest surf events on the East Coast, attracting some of the biggest names in surfing. 

One of the most popular “take home” items is the event shirt and for 2020, everyone is eligible to design it! Via a first-time ever free contest, artists of all skill sets are asked to submit their original artwork for consideration and placement on the shirt. 

There are four different categories of participants, 5-9-year-olds, 10-13-year-olds, 14-17-year-olds and 18+. 

As submissions come in, an esteemed panel of judges will review works and decide on a top three from each age bracket as well as the grand prize winner.  Judges include local talents Todd DiCiurcio, Aaron Bogushefsky, Kristina Young and Jon Baker.  

Not only are there prizes for the participants (outlined below), there’s a reward for local Ocean City businesses.

“The OC businesses and restaurants as well as the whole community have been so supportive and generous by donating food and product to our annual Surf Fest and after-party at the OC Waterpark,” stated CMAF President Lance Miller.  “To show the Foundation’s support, we decided to purchase gift cards and have this contest as a thank you for their many years of support.”

Restaurants supply food during the annual Taste of OC and Slide for Amyloid, surf shops are on board with the surfing event and the OC Skate Park is always happy to do their part for Skate Fest.  

Because of all that the businesses and community members of Ocean City do for the CMAF, every entry received will see the CMAF donate $5.00 back into a place and to people that have been so generous to the foundation since its inception.  

Regardless of entry totals, no less than $5,000 in donations will be made, but together we hope to exponentially donate more.