2020 Bear Weekend Cancelled
After careful consideration of the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing direction from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Delaware Governor John Carney, and the Delaware Department of Health, the Board of Directors of the Rehoboth Beach Bears have decided to postpone our Sixth Annual Rehoboth Beach Weekend until Fall 2021. We deliberated a long time and remained hopeful that things would improve enough to hold an abbreviated event. However, we do not feel comfortable sponsoring an event with gatherings that may put any of our local and extended community at unnecessary risk. We hope you will understand our rationale for making this decision. While we are still confirming the dates with the hotel, we are planning 2021 to take place September 23-26, 2021.
While we won’t be having any formal activities this year, we do know that many of you enjoy Rehoboth Beach, especially during one of our best times of year – September. In fact, we have over 50 people registered for the weekend, and we would still love to see any and all of you (at an appropriate physical distance) the weekend of September 17-20. Our plan is to celebrate our previous sponsors from the first five years by patronizing them for meals, drinks, and merchandise and we ask those present to do the same. We also plan to hit the Gordon’s Park Beach on Saturday with a classic BYO picnic idea.
Further details about our sponsors will soon be posted on our Facebook page and website. We will also enable the chat feature on our YAPP app so we will all be able to share where we will be and when.
For those who may be undecided, please note that our host hotel, The Atlantic Sands, has kept our group rate ($170.00 per night) available for this year. Reservations for this rate must be made by calling the hotel directly at 302-227-2511. Remember to use booking code #9860. If you’ve decided to cancel, please know that the Atlantic Sands will provide you the option to cancel or forward your reservation to 2021. They are making the process as easy as possible for you.
As many of you know, the Rehoboth Beach Bear Weekend is our fundraiser every year. Proceeds from the Bear Weekend fund our general Operating Fund, Donations and Scholarship Fund. We need your help. Please remember the Rehoboth Beach Bears in your giving. Donations can be made to our website. We thank you in advance for your donations. https://www.rehobothbeachbears.com/community/donate/
Once again, we appreciate your past support and your continued interest in the Rehoboth Beach Bears Weekend. We look forward to seeing you as soon as you feel safe and comfortable to do so!
Big Bear Hugs,
President, Rehoboth Beach Bears