Basic Home Security
See page 3
Tree Care Tips
See page 31
Vol. 14, No. 4
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
PKS Celebrates 12th K4TW
By Jean McDanal
Are your running shoes, kayaks and paddleboards ready for Pine Knoll Shores’
12th Annual Kayak for the Warriors events? What started 11 years ago with eight
stalwart paddlers has blossomed into a full week’s worth of events. The events
comprise the major fundraiser for Hope For The Warriors, an organization whose
mission is to help those warrior heroes and families who have sacrificed so ihuch in
the name of freedom.
Pine Knoll Shores has always come out in full force to support these activities,
and without our volunteers, none of this would be possible. We are lucky to have
such outstanding leaders who willingly step up each year to organize the events. If
you would like to get involved in any aspect, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following people are the lead contacts for this year’s events;
5K/10K Beach Runs—Bob Holman
Coordinator & Publicity—Jean McDanal
Financial Officer—Julie Anderson
Loaner Kayaks—John & Donna Fountain
Photography—Cathy Martin & Amy Mansfield
Drone video—Bernie Williford
Race Day Activities—Sam Scudder
Race Safety—Rob Cheshire
Raffle—Elaine Holt & Susan King
Reception/Auction Day Activities—Celeste Lindley
Saturday Picnic—Pine Knoll Shores Realty
Website/Social Media—Donna Fountain
Programs that Hope For The Warriors provides are varied. They include Spouse
Scholarships; Warrior’s Wish grants; immediate needs to aid in the recovery process
and transition to life beyond; the Warrior House that provides adaptive living
quarters for wounded families until long-term arrangements can be made; Family
Support Program; Above and Beyond, a program designed to provide professional
tools and guidance to move beyond recovery; and an outreach program providing
education and other resources.
Hope For The Warriors has had a four-star rating for eight years in a row from
Charity Navigator, an evaluator that independently investigates and rates non-
profit organizations to determine transparency and how effective and efficient
the organization is with donated money. Hope For The Warriors consistently
spends 90% to 93% of funds raised to serve our wounded, with only 7 to 10
percent being used for administrative costs. Complete financial data is available at
Neither Kayak for the Warriors nor Hope For The Warriors is affiliated with The
Wounded Warrior Project.
On Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., our 5K and lOK Beach Runs
will begin on the beach near The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores. It will be low tide at
race time and both runs will remain entirely on the beach. At 8 a.m. the serious,
competitive runners will line up first, with casual runners next. Fees for the 5K ’
and lOK races are $25 and $50, respectively, and both include a t-sbirt and water.
T-shirts will also be available for purchase, and we will again have digital timing by
runtheeast.com. To register for either event or for more information, please visit
runtheeast.com or k4tw.org.
(Continued on page 4)
Third Annual PKS
Recreational and Fun Pickleball Tournament makes a return
The Pine Knoll Shores Parks and Recreation Committee and The Country Club
of the Crystal Coast will host the town’s third annual mixed doubles Recreational
and Fun Pickleball Tournament on April 27 (rain date April 28). There will be
four pickleball courts for the competition, located at the dub’s Tennis Center. This
location has Har-Tru clay courts, and players must wear approved court shoes.
There are limited tournaments played on clay courts in the United States, making
this a unique opportunity for pickleball play—and play on clay courts is gentler on
joints and the back.
The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with check-in beginning at
8:30. Registration is full at this time, but we will maintain a wait list in the event
of a cancellation. Interested players should contact Natalie Gibble at ngibble@
townofpks.com or 247^2268 on or before April 6. Registration is $25 per player, and
registered players will receive a hot dog lunch. Spectators will be able to purchase
lunch-at the Tournament. Due to limited seating, players and spectators should
bring portable chairs.
Weather permitting, there will be open pickleball play on the country club’s
clay courts on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April, beginning at 3 p.m., and on
Saturday, April 13, beginning at 2 p.m., for registered tournament participants
only. There will be a $5 fee at each session for players who are not club members.
Those interested in playing should email club Tennis Pro Chris Baile at
This is a good time to learn what pickleball is all about. Contact Jerry Price at
email@example.com for questions about weekend play or to get on the Pine
Knoll Shores pickleball email list.
Atlantk ^a^h, NC 28512