Kick-off BBQ & Brews event on Feb. 23, 2024 & February Freeze on Feb. 24, 2024
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity would like to invite you to participate in the 27th Annual February Freeze. This year’s dip in the bay will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Cape Charles Beach. Join Celebrity Dipper Beth Sharpley of Coastline Chemical, in raising needed funds for Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity.
There are a few ways for you to be involved in the Annual February Freeze. First, you can participate as an individual, or as a team, in soliciting pledges to take the plunge with fellow dippers. Alternatively, you can support our Celebrity Dipper if you choose not to brave the cold water but would like to contribute as a sponsor.
Teams and individuals are asked to pre-register at Cape Charles Brewing Company in Cape Charles on Friday, February 23, 2024, between 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm. WAIVER AND RELEASE FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT LEGIBLY AND COMPLETELY, AND SIGNED BY A PARENT IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD. Sponsor forms, along with the money collected, must be remitted at registration. Download waiver & release forms and pledge sheets here.
Please invite friends and family to watch the dip! All winners will be notified on Saturday afternoon. Event photos and prize announcements will be made publicly via the Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity’s Facebook page.
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024 Location: Cape Charles Beach, VA Time: Participants will be led into the bay by our Celebrity Dipper at 12:00 pm Registration: Friday, February 23, 2023 at Cape Charles Brewing Company between 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: All teams and individuals who pre-register on Friday, February 23 will receive a February Freeze t-shirt and lunch ticket. Teams that choose to register at the beach on Saturday, February 24 will receive a lunch ticket.
Individual Dipper Prizes First Place: Apple iPad Air Second Place: DJI Mini SE Foldable Drone Third Place: Bose SoundLink Portable Speaker
Team Prizes Overall Team raising the most sponsorship dollars: will be presented with a trophy. Youth Team raising the most sponsorship dollars: will be presented with a pizza party and trophy.
PLEASE NOTE: Only money turned in at registration can be counted towards the prize awards. Anyone 18 years of age and younger will compete for the top three prizes for the most sponsorship dollars raised.
Join us the night before for BBQ and Brews
Date: Friday, February 23, 2024 | Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Place: Cape Charles Brewing Company
Ages 21+: $50
Ages 5 to 20: $25
Ages 4 & under: FREE
Craft Beers | Wine | BBQ | Clam Chowder | Live Music
On February 24, 2024, let’s take a dip in Chesapeake Bay for Eastern Shore of Virginia
Habitat for Humanity. Our celebrity dipper this year is Beth Sharpley.
For the past 23 years, I have enjoyed working with my husband at our business, Coastline Chemical, in New Church. What started as a single company, has blossomed over the years into 4 separate entities which have all seen phenomenal growth. Nothing makes me happier than to employ 35 people from our local communities and know that we are treating them as family.
Before I started working with my husband, I was the Director of Admissions and Development at Broadwater Academy, the school that not only I graduated from, but all of our children! It will always hold a very special place in my heart.
I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of the ESVA Chamber of Commerce. I am on the Chamberfest Committee, which is near and dear to my heart, and I absolutely have the utmost respect for the team I work with there. It is a dream team! Last year I was honored to be asked to start a newly formed Grandparent’s Association at my grandchildren’s school, Worcester Preparatory School, in Berlin, MD. My first task was to raise $50,000 for a renovation of their Children’s Garden, and with help from so many other grandparents, this dream became a reality! I am also the President of the Salisbury Children’s Choir Board of Directors. Music has played such a tremendous role in my life, and there is nothing I love more than giving back to something that has given so very much to me, especially when it involves kids!
Speaking of music, I have been a member of the Eastern Shore Madrigal Singers for over 34 years, and it has truly brought me the most amazing joy and fabulous memories. There is no family like the MADS family! I have also performed with ESO and have enjoyed several performances with The North Street Playhouse, and the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company, along with singing in the choir at Allen Memorial Baptist Church. Since I was old enough to talk, music has always been such a passion for me. It has brought me through the hardest times of my life, and helped me to celebrate the best! It’s as good for the soul as laughter!!!
The biggest gift of my life has been my beautiful family. We have 3 children and soon to be 6 grandchildren. Whether volunteering at their school, taking trips together, or just hanging out, nothing can put a smile on my face faster than my grandbabies!!! They are the true loves of my life!!! Family time is always the best of times, and we kind of do most everything together!!! (hence the need for a 15-passenger van!)
Giving back has always been so important to me. Those who know me well have all heard me say, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” I live by that rule. I love by that rule. There is no greater pleasure in life than to give. Especially when you are changing someone’s life. Supporting local organizations has always been a very top priority for my husband and myself. Pay it forward. Buy the coffee for the person behind you in the drive-thru. That’s how I live my life. Nothing could make me any happier than to raise funds for a life-impacting organization such as the ESVA Habitat for Humanity. These people are changing lives one house at a time. One nail at a time. One brick at a time. Everyone, regardless of circumstance, deserves a place to live. The amazing people at Habitat have heard that call loud and clear and made it their life effort to provide a new beginning to so many deserving families; families that can be productive citizens and give back themselves.
Please join me, with an open heart, and give, give, give! I promise you will walk away with a warm feeling in your heart. Knowing you have made a difference in someone else’s life is a feeling that doesn’t come along every day. But once you feel it, you know it’s right.