Let The Race Begin

by Dave on July 28, 2010

Staff at Dagsboro Church of God are working on teams for UNITE SUSSEX’s Amazing Challenge. Pictured seated: Kim Tephabock and Pricilla Tephabock, from the left is Jimmy Akers, Amy Jones and Jeremy Ferruccio.

All you competitive, giving people—watch out—the teams are beginning to organize for Sussex County’s first annual Amazing Challenge, sponsored by UNITE SUSSEX. Based on the hit television reality show, the Amazing Race, The Amazing Challenge will be a home grown, Sussex County event that pits teams of two against each other in a competition of physical dexterity, courage, and brains. The Amazing Challenge will take place on October 9, 2010 and will focus on Dewey, Rehoboth and Lewes—for starters.

The Amazing Challenge’s teams can be made up of anyone—brothers, sisters, friends, family, loved ones or employees. One of UNITE SUSSEX’s partners is the Dagsboro Church of God (DCOG), and they are leading the way to team creation. Their staff is deciding who will be on what team, and they are beginning to compete within each other to win the bragging rights to next year’s race. DCOG’s head pastor is Kim Tephabock, who is also the chair of UNITE SUSSEX. According to Tephabock, “one of the main goals of UNITE SUSSEX is to bridge the gap between faith based organizations, (such as DCOG) and the government, other non-profits and individuals. “In organizing the Amazing Challenge we thought that including small businesses and large employees in the challenge would make it that much more interesting. For me, just the mention of the Amazing Challenge put my employees on the fast track to team development. Our youth pastor, our Hispanic Pastor….others, are all working together to form the strongest team possible. They took on the challenge right away and I’m so proud that they are committed to UNITE SUSSEX’s goals and dreams”.

Tephabock is encouraging other businesses and non profits to do what he did—which is to encourage his employees and church members to challenge each other, all in the name of fun and charity. “This is a great motivational tool for my congregation and staff”, said Tephabock.

Businesses and individuals may become sponsors and many of the levels of giving include a team. For employer sponsors, a team will help build workplace moral, develop unity, and will use your resources effectively. Plus its fun and for charity. “This is a great opportunity”, said Tephabock.

For more information on UNITE SUSSEX and the Amazing Challenge, please contact Lynne Maloy at unitesussex@hotmail.com or 302-752-6225.

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Pamela Kerstetter July 30, 2010 at 9:34 am

I saw on the news about the Amazing Challenge and was wondering what it involved, can 2 people who register be on the same team and curious of cost, time, etc. When you have more information then write back as I am sure there are a lot of details that will be worked out. My daughter and son-in-law did a race that is a Chase Race which they did in NYC a few years ago.

Lynne Maloy August 3, 2010 at 5:19 am

When you have a moment, send me an email and I will answer all your questions. I may be reached at unitesussex@hotmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your interest. Lynne Maloy

PS. If anyone else has any questions about the Amazing Challenge, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks Dave!!!

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