Wilmingtonbiz logo

Memorial Ocean Swim Takes Place In May

By Susan Hance, posted May 9, 2014
The inaugural Stoked to Go Out, Grey Liston memorial swim will bring competitors to Wrightsville Beach on May 17, organizers said.

The swim will take place between Johnnie Mercer’s Pier and Crystal Pier, totaling a distance of just under two miles.

It is a span of the Atlantic that Liston swam many times as a member of the University of North Carolina Wilmington swim team and where he stood watch as a Wrightsville Beach lifeguard.

Proceeds will benefit the Grey Liston Memorial Scholarship Fund and the UNCW Swimming and Diving Scholarship Fund. Liston died in a mountaineering accident last year in Olympic National Park, according to the race’s website.

Join The Discussion

Similar Stories

Book On Business

2016 bob cover

The 2016 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!
Print Only
$24.95 - Qty
Print + Excel File
$79.95 - Qty

In The Current Issue

Health Care Heroes: Community Outreach

This year's Health Care Heroes finalists in the Community Outreach category: Hunter Crumpton, Dan Johnson and Laura Kellogg.

FaithHealth Aims To Connect Volunteers

FaithHealthNET, an app from Wilmington resident Robert Rosenberg, is designed to match tasks with volunteers. Last month, the company partic...

Health Care Heroes: Community Achievement

This year's Health Care Heroes finalists in the Community Achievement category: Robin Hicken, Chip Munna and Antonio Puente....

Ico topnews Editor's Picks

Real Estate News: Branching Out, Boat Tours, $1B Milestone

Cece Nunn - About 8 hours ago Trending News

SUP – Closer To The Finish Line?

Vince Winkel - About 1 hour ago

Live Oak Earnings Beat Wall Street Expectations

Joe Baglio - About 23 hours ago

New Microbrewery, Tap Room Proposed On Randall Parkway

Cece Nunn - About 23 hours ago Trending News
Non Profit

United Way of the Cape Fear

United Way is working alongside local agencies in order to assist them in providing substantial and sustainable change within the Cape Fear Area. Live United!

Ico trending Trending News

Ico newsinimages News in Pictures

Have a tip, pitch or guest column?  Send us a tip.

Gallery Galleries

Video Videos

Power Breakfast - Election 2016 North Carolina's Choice - 2016
WilmingtonBiz Expo - Key Note Lunch with Keynote Lunch with Chip Mahan - 2016

Register to Continue Seeing Wilmington's Best Business Coverage!

There are three ways to register for free.

Sign in with LinkedIn, Facebook or create an account:

Already registered? Login here.

Your free registration includes:

  • Access to 10 articles per month on WilmingtonBiz.com
  • Email updates to stay informed on local business news
  • A mobile optimized website
  • Advanced notification of Business Journal events
  • Management of your digital and print subscriptions
Laptop iphone ipad