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Inaugural AtlantiCare/Rothman Escape from Lewes Open Water Classic to Make Waves at the Lewes Ferry Terminal
Race Details to be provided at Thursday June 18, 2015 Press Conference

What: Governor Jack Markell, Stephen DelMonte, Founder of DelMoSports, local business leaders and other dignitaries will join Delaware River and Bay Authority officials to provide details on the inaugural debut of the Escape from Lewes Open Water Classic. Visual representations of the race course, the event schedule, community impact, and other event particulars will be discussed. This swimming endurance event is the first of its kind on the East Coast and is expected to draw more than 1000 participants and their families to the Delaware resort area.

Who: Governor Jack Markell; Stephen DelMonte, Founder of DelMoSports, Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations; Chris Giacomucci, Executive Director, Delaware Sports Commission; and Scott Thomas, Executive Director of Southern Delaware Tourism. In addition, Mr. DelMonte plans to have two race participants available for interviews.

When: Thursday June 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Inside the Lewes Ferry Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958.

Why: Nowhere on the East Coast exists such a powerful combination of elements in one athletic event: the ingenuity of DelMoSports event production, the scenic terrain of Cape Henlopen State Park, and the added thrill of leaping off a massive ferry vessel to be a race. The Inaugural AtlantiCare/Rothman Escape from Lewes Open Water Classic is sure to become an instant classic among the thrill-seeking, competitively-driven swimming community. It is the first-ever such event to be held in Delaware.

About DelMoSports, LLC.
Founded in 2004, DelMoSports, LLC is a boutique race company specializing in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware. They organize unique and award-wining events, including Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon, Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape From Lewes Open Water Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and North East Region. DelMoSports is known for high quality, athlete centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement while staying true to the sport of triathlon. All of their events provide a challenging course, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. www.delmosports.com

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2014, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.

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