The weekend kicks off Friday, July 19, with a surf fest at the 7th Street beach. The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation will hold three events in Ocean City on July 19 and 21 to raise awareness and money for research of the rare disease.The first is the 16th Annual Chip Miller Surf Fest on Friday morning, July 19. Held at the 7th Street surfing beach, this event attracts hundreds of surfers, family and friends.Surf Fest is open to surfers of all skill sets, from novice to pro level. The event offers awards for more than a half a dozen categories, including kids, adults and families.As the sun sets on the surfing fun, even more families will flock to the OC Waterpark for another event held by the CMAF on July 19. Over the course of four hours (six if registered by July 1), supporters of the CMAF will enjoy private access to the waterpark and an array of food.The waterpark fun includes trips down Splash Down Falls, the Serpentine Slide, Lil Buc’s Bay, Tube Journey and Lazy River. Some of the establishments offering food include Bungalow Bowls, the Farm Stand at 14th, Boyar’s Market South, Hank Sauce, Hula Sauces, Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Sandwich Bar and Playa Bowls just to name a few.The Ocean City Skatepark will be the setting for the CMAF fundraiser on July 21.The weekend will close out on Sunday, July 21, when the CMAF partners with Sector 9 Skateboards to present the 3rd Annual Chip Miller Skate Fest.The 1980s-themed fun starts at 11 a.m. at the Ocean City Skatepark and includes community first responders who are on-site to grill and hand out hot dogs and hamburgers to the participants. Multiple awards will be offered, including one for best era specific costume and even one for the biggest wipeout. As with all events, prices and participation vary, but complete details on the 2019 season can be found online at www.ChipMiller.org or via the CMAF Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AmyloidosisAwareness.Can’t make the events? Donate via the CMAF web page.The fundraising foundation is named in memory of Chip Miller, co-founder of Carlisle Events, a collector car and truck promotion company based in Pennsylvania, who died of amyloidosis in 2004. His son, Lance Miller, of Ocean City, serves as president of the foundation.Amyloidosis is when an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in the tissues and organs, according to WebMD.com. When it does, it affects their shape and how they work. Amyloidosis is a serious health problem that can lead to life-threatening organ failure.
TRIANGLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — State Police say one person has died in a crash involving two motorcycles and a third vehicle yesterday. Yesterday, State Police responded to a call of a fatal crash on the 3900 block of State Highway 206 in the town of Triangle at approx. 5:33 p.m. Upon investigation, police say a driver traveling westbound on State Highway 206 was passing two other vehicles when the vehicle collided with two oncoming motorcycles traveling eastbound. The second motorcycle operator, Shane Poklemba, age 49, was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the motorcycle operators was able to swerve and lay his bike down and was taken to Wilson Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released. The third vehicle’s operator and two children in the vehicle were not injured. New York State Police said the investigation is on-going. Police of the State Collision Reconstruction Unit were assisted at the scene by Broome Ambulance, Broome County Sheriff’s, Triangle Fire Company, and the Department of Transportation. Police say they do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the incident.
The 2019 All-Star Game is almost here.Lakers star LeBron James and Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo completed the first ever televised draft last week. James selected Kevin Durant with his top choice and Antetokounmpo followed by picking Stephen Curry. Complete rostersTeam LeBron— Kevin Durant— Kyrie Irving— Kawhi Leonard— James Harden— Anthony Davis— Klay Thompson— Damian Lillard— Ben Simmons— LaMarcus Aldridge— Karl-Anthony Towns— Bradley Beal— Dwyane WadeTeam Giannis— Stephen Curry— Joel Embiid— Paul George— Kemba Walker— Khris Middleton— Nikola Jokic— Russell Westbrook— Blake Griffin— D’Angelo Russell— Nikola Vucevic— Kyle Lowry— Dirk NowitzkiTeam ComparisonTeam LeBron NBA All-Star 2019: 5 most intriguing lineup combinations NBA All-Star 2019: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo discuss first televised draft Team Giannis81Combined All-Star appearances 5215,923Combined points14,3264,783Combined rebounds5,1593,360Combined assists3,68111,681Field goals attempted10,8815,703Field goals made5,1163,6943-pointers attempted3,8291,4093-pointers made1,394Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis by the numbers— James will be playing in his 15th All-Star game. He’ll tie Kobe Bryant and former Spurs star Tim Duncan for the second most appearances in NBA history.— James will enter Sunday’s contest with 343 All-Star game points. That’s already the most by any player ever. He also holds the record for most field goals made and attempted.— Dwyane Wade needs three steals to become just the fourth player ever to tally 30 or more in their All-Star careers. Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas are the only three others to reach that mark.— The players with the top six individual scoring averages in All-Star history will appear in the game Sunday. They are: James (24.5), Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (24.5) Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (24.4), Warriors forward Kevin Durant (24.3), Pistons forward Blake Griffin (21.8) and Thunder forward Paul George (20.8).— James was also a captain in last year’s game, which was the first that did not feature the East vs. West format. He scored 29 points to lead his squad to a 148-145 victory over Team Curry. The 293 combined points were the fewest since the 2013 game. Three of James’ first four picks were impending free agents while Antetokounmpo chose multiple first-time All-Stars.The game will be played Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are some numbers to know about the matchup. Related News — Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry has made just 33.9 percent of his 3-point attempts in All-Star games. Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is fourth all-time in that category at 48.4 percent.Stats provided by OptaLarry