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Blue Water holds RV rally to aid Moment of Peace group

Oct 26, 2017

(Oct. 27, 2017) Blue Water Development recently hosted the 2017 North East Grand Design RV Owners Rally at its luxury campground, The Resort at Massey’s Landing, in Long Neck, Delaware.

Proceeds from the event went to Moment of Peace Adventures (MOPA), a nonprofit which organizes outdoor adventures for children 18 years and under with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

In what became the largest private rally ever held by Grand Design owners, 122 RVs from 13 states drove a collective 27,000 miles to gather for a weekend which included educational sessions, guest speakers and family activities.

Organizers selected MOPA as its charity beneficiary not only due to Blue Water’s previous work with the organization – Massey’s hosted MOPA earlier this summer for a fishing excursion and trip to Ocean City – but also because its cause is close to Grand Design Wagonmasters Bob Perciaccante’s heart.

“My son has Down Syndrome, so MOPA’s mission resonated strongly with me and we wanted to do something extra special for the kids,” he said. “MOPA is a wonderful organization and we are grateful that Massey’s introduced us to them.”

During the check presentation to MOPA, Blue Water Co-Owner, Todd Burbage, unexpectedly announced that he would match Grand Design’s donation.

“MOPA is very close to our hearts at Blue Water,” Burbage said. “They’ve been coming to Massey’s Landing for a few years and we want to be sure their kids get the trips they deserve.”

Proceeds raised through ticket sales and donations from Grand Design, Delmarva RV, rally participants and Blue Water eclipsed $10,000, enough to fund a young cancer patient’s fishing trip and kick-start funding for a future hunting trip as well.

Founded by Jack and Todd Burbage in 2002, Blue Water Development is a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties operating mainly in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Blue Water’s diverse portfolio includes three luxury RV resort properties: The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Long Neck, Delaware, KOA – Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Virginia, and Sunset Beach RV Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia; four hotels: Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, The Commander Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, Aloft Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, and Fairfield Inn & Suites on Chincoteague Island; and three recreational venues: Blue Water Golf, Maui Jacks Waterpark in Chincoteague, Virginia, and Sea Rocket in Ocean City, Maryland.

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