FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMERICA VOTED: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA STAYS BAREFOOT FRIENDLY
Only Footprints will be Left Behind at this East Coast Surfing Spot
The votes have been tallied! America has decided to keep Wrightsville Beach, NC “barefoot friendly” this summer. This will be the seventh beach to be “heeled” by the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. Barefoot Wine, known for its fun, flavorful and affordable wines and the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches have launched a national initiative to help beaches and coastal communities this year. Six beaches from Rockaway Beach, New York to Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu have received a beach cleanup or help preserving local sand dunes.
Since March, beach-loving Americans have had the chance to vote for their favorite beach. When voting closed on July 15, 2007, Wrightsville Beach, NC was the clear winner! “We’re excited about Wrightsville’s win,” said Jake Wheatley of Barefoot Wine. “It’s refreshing to see the enthusiasm the local community has for their beach!”
On Saturday, August 18, 2007, Wrightsville Beach will receive a beach cleanup, led by Barefoot Wine representatives, Surfrider Foundation members and local residents who want to lend a hand (or foot). The event will take place alongside the East Coast Wahine Championships at beach access 39 in Wrightsville Beach. Afterwards, anyone 21+ is invited to Tower 7 BAja Grill for a celebration featuring Barefoot wines, surfside fare, and a live performance by Luscious Jackson lead singer Jill Cunniff. For more information and to RSVP visit www.barefootwine.com/beachrescue.