Ocean Atlantic Rentals: Supporting & Celebrating our Outer Banks Community Since 1979
For over 40 years, Ocean Atlantic Rentals has been on the Outer Banks. Through the years, we strive to do what we can for the community by sponsoring local events like the ones listed below.
Trash Attack! Community Clean Up Partner (2022)
Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to be a part of the annual Trash Attack! Community Clean Up Event in Kill Devil Hills. The 2022 event is Saturday, April 9. It begins at Aviation Park where participants pick up gloves, trash grabbers and t-shirts. From there they take sections or zones of the town to “attack” the trash. Beach, soundside, or anywhere in between, volunteers make our community a much cleaner, brighter area! Ocean Atlantic Rentals is the designated trash turn-in location for “Zone 5”. Chris, our General Manager will be stationed by the dumpster at our store to assist with trash collection and proper disposal.
Run the Rodanthe Bridge Sponsorship (2022)
Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to sponsor the first Run the Rodanthe Bridge 5-mile and 5K race! This unique event happens April 9, 2022 at the new Jug Handle Bridge. 600+ racers have signed up to participate in the event. The Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo (RWS) Civic Association is the beneficiary of the race. The public is invited to the Dare County Community Bridge Day after the race at 1pm for everyone to walk or ride a bike on the new structure. Our bookkeeper, Theresa, has registered for the race and our store manager Savannah, will be taking in the scenery with a nice stroll across the bridge that day.
Molly Fearing Art Show Sponsorship (2022)
Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to play a role supporting our community art scene through sponsorship of the Dare County Arts Council’s 25th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The show opens in the Dare County Arts Council Courtroom Gallery on Sunday (5/1/22) with a special opening reception. Our OBX community has art in the fabric of who we are and we always comes together for this annual event.
According to the DCAC’s website, “The annual show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of the Dare County Arts Council, and features an eclectic mix of artwork. The Mollie Fearing Memorial Show goes on display every May at the DCAC Gallery.” Over 40 years ago, a group of citizens gathered at Mollie’s house with the goal of bringing cultural art programs to Dare County. We are honored to celebrate Molly Fearing’s memory and remember her community contributions thru this annual exhibit.
Boice Family Fundraiser Donation (2022)
Our OBX community always comes together especially when there is a neighbor in need. A fundraiser was held to raise money for Jalene Boice to help with medical costs, offset lost income and assist with travel expenses as she fights against Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. Her husband, Jeremy Boice has served the OBX as a firefighter for over 20 years at the Kitty Hawk Fire Department. Ocean Atlantic Rentals joined others in the community to rally support to show the family their OBX neighbors are there for them.
Annual Throwdown Surf Classic Sponsor
The Throwdown Surf Classic is the largest family surfing event on the Outer Banks coordinated by the Throwdown Youth Foundation, a 5013c nonprofit. Each year the Throwdown Youth Foundation raises money from the youth surfing event to give back and support our local community. We are proud to be a longtime annual supporter of this event. Ocean Atlantic Rentals loves to support local, outdoor, family-friendly events on the Outer Banks that encourage physical activity and bring together our community to support amazing non-profits that make a powerful, positive impact for our neighbors.
Annual Corolla Community Golf Outing Sponsor
The Corolla Community Golf Outing is an annual event benefiting the Corolla Chapel. The Chapel supports many different needs in the Corolla community such as groceries to needy seniors and families, toy and gift donations are provided at Christmas to local children in need, bicycles are supplied to international, summer student workers for their transportation as well as counseling when needed. The Corolla Chapel also donates the use of their fellowship hall to the local charter school, Water’s Edge Village Charter School, for use as a classroom. Ocean Atlantic Rentals loves to support local, outdoor, family-friendly events on the Outer Banks that encourage physical activity and bring together our community to support amazing non-profits that make a powerful, positive impact for our neighbors.
Annual Dare to Scare 5K & Fun Run Sponsor
Ocean Atlantic Rentals loves to support local, outdoor events on the Outer Banks that encourage physical activity, are family friendly and bring together our community of locals and visitors. We have been pleased to sponsor the annual Dare to Scare 5K & Fun Run every year since it’s inauguration. The run begins at the Coastal Studies Institute and continues along trails, local residential roads and finishes as the Dare County Center in Manteo. The run is coordinated by OBX GO FAR, a non-profit organization providing training programs on awareness and prevention of childhood obesity. The programs are offered to elementary and middle school age children in Dare County to safely train for a 5k or fun run while learning proper nutrition health concepts and character building.
Ocracoke Community Park Supporter
The Ocracoke Community Park is a brand new non-profit community park on Ocracoke Island. The island’s baseball field and park offer opportunities for outdoor physical activity in the community. The park was created to support recreational activities for youth and families of locals and visitors to Ocracoke Island. Park management will be looking at additional projects and activities that can be held at the park and ballfield in the future. The owners of Ocean Atlantic Rentals have a special place in their heart for our neighbors in Ocracoke. Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a supporter of this fun, family-friendly park and ballfield.
Annual Ocrafolk Festival Supporter
The Ocrafolk Festival is an annual celebration of all the things that make Ocracoke Island amazing. The festival is arranged by the non-profit, Ocracoke Alive, Inc. Hop on the ferry the first weekend in June to be transported to a memorable time of activities and performances. The entire island celebrates with music, dancing, stories, food and art. Our community comes together in the center of Ocracoke Village around Silver Lake Harbor for a weekend filled with something fun for everyone. The owners of Ocean Atlantic Rentals have a special place in their heart for our neighbors in Ocracoke. Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a supporter of this fun, family-friendly event.
Every 34 minutes a wish is granted thanks to the efforts of volunteers, donors and supporters Volunteers, donors of Make-A-Wish. They grant wishes to children facing a critical illness. Trips to the Outer Banks to enjoy the ocean, see the wild horses, lighthouses and more are a very popular wish from these precious children. Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish and its vision, so we support this critical initiative when we were asked. In 2020, Make-A-Wish celebrated the 40th anniversary of their first wish.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) began in 1949 with the goal of fighting to cure blood cancers. Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a strong supporter of LLS and its missions, so we financially supported this critical initiative when we were asked. So far, LLS has invested over $1 billion into research to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. They are also the leading source to provide education and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We are proud to support this non-profit.
North Banks Rotary Polio Plus Donation
The North Banks Rotary Club has been serving the Outer Banks community by raising money for grants, scholarships and other community projects for over 30 years. Rotary clubs as a whole have taken on the mission to eradicate polio from the world and is supported by donations from members throughout the world. Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a strong supporter of the North Banks Rotary Club and its missions, so we financially supported this critical initiative when we were asked. Some of the largest fundraisers from the North Banks Rotary Club include an annual Lobster Fest and the extremely popular Nags Head Woods 5K which happens every year on Mother’s Day weekend which supports the Interfaith Community Outreach here on the Outer Banks.
Ocean Atlantic Rentals Supports Community Food & Coat Drive Distribution (1/31/19)
Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to donate manual labor and truck use as a partner with PPG Paints and the North Banks Rotary Club during the distribution of coats, clothing & food gathered during a recent drive. This year over 3,000 items were collected and distributed to food banks and churches in Dare County and Currituck County.
New Kill Devil Hills / Event Showroom Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ocean Atlantic Rentals and crew celebrate the opening of our brand new dual service location. Our showroom with display Wedding and Event merchandise that is available for rental. The second half of this location will replace our Nags Head shop. It will service Kitty Hawk to South Nags Head for all your beach equipment rental needs. Come check it out!
At the YMCA of South Hampton Roads Anual Dinner held Jan 27th at the Downtown Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Greg Honeycutt was honored with the prestigious Order of the Red Triangle. This award is the highest honor a volunteer in the YMCA can receive. Each year it is presented to one volunteer that has given of his time and talent to further the mission of the YMCA by helping to promote strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Greg has served on the Outer Banks YMCA board of Management since its inception and his company Ocean Atlantic Rentals hosts the annual Polar Plunge which has raised $56,000 over the past six years for the YMCA’s We Build People Scholarship program!
The OBX Polar Plunge – March Annually
Ocean Atlantic Rentals has supported the creation of an Outer Banks Family YMCA since mid 1998. The doors opened to our new facility in November 2001. OAR presents the Annual Polar Plunge the first Saturday of every March. The event has raised over $56,000 for the YMCA to support programming and the “We Build People” campaign. The recent plunge event brought over 400 people to the beach!
Nags Head Woods Run
Every April our management team participates in the Nags Head Woods Run to benefit the Nature Conservancy. Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a main sponsor of the event.
March of Dimes Walk-a-thon
Ocean Atlantic Rentals annually supports the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon at Manteo’s Festival Park.
Annual OBX Marathon – November every year!
Ocean Atlantic Rentals has been a Silver Sponsor of the OBX Marathon since its inception. The Outer Banks Marathon and Half Marathon offers a unique point-to-point course that’s fast and beautiful, a fun EXPO and post-race Pirate Jamboree, great community support, and a chance to spend a weekend at “the beach”!
Outer Banks Relay for Life, In May annually.
We also are a Silver Sponsor for the Relay for Life. This relay raises money for The American Cancer Society. The relays are held at the First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills and is truly a celebration of life, with live entertainment, food, a silent auction and games and, of course, teams walking the track the entire time.
Corolla Wild Horse Days
A 3-day festival showcasing the wild horses of the Outer Banks. The event features pony rides, crafts, kid’s games, food, music, a gentled Spanish Mustang, carriage rides, and entertainment for the whole family.