Frolic for Flippers 2013 Results

And they're off! - At the 2013 Frolic for Flippers

The results are in.  The “3rd Annual Frolic for Flippers” event was a HUGE success.  We were aiming to raise $20,000 for the Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Conservation program – and you guys really pulled through!  With your help, we were able to raise $18,915 dollars for the MARC program.   It was wildly successful and we owe it to each and every one of YOU!  If you care to make a contribution to help us get a little closer to our $20,000 goal, donations are welcome.

Frolic for Flippers 2013 (View Full Photo Album by Rich Obrey)
193 Onsite Frolic 5K Participants
32 Frolic from Afar Participants
13 Kid’s 1-Mile Fun Run Participants

Total = 238 Participants!

Tours/Visitors at MARC: ~80 people

Total Raised- $18,915.00

Top Frolickers:
Top Male:  Matt Chouinard  18:56.20
Top Female:  Jennifer Sawyer 19:36.00
Top Kid (1-Miler): Logan Tilburg   8:32.70
All 2013 Results:  Overall / Group / Kid’s 1-Miler


Thanks to our 2013 Frolic for Flippers Volunteers
It also truly took a community effort to pull off such a great event.  51 Volunteers (comprised of UNE Students, Staff and Community Members) helped us with event preparation and day of communities.  Help us in thanking all of these wonderful people!  They are the friendly faces that were everywhere – keeping you safe on the course, helping with registration, providing tours to view the seals following the race.

Nate DiMartino, Amanda Liebau, Nicole Hunter, Margot Madden, Chris LaPointe, Kristen Patchett, Sarah Lucchese, Anna Bass, Kayla Pelletier, Tony Lucchese – as Superman, Sam Ainsworth, Lisa Bordonaro, Keith Burgie, Sam Burgie, Liz Caci, Freddie Chisholm, Marissa Collard-Doney, Madeleine Cox, Melissa Currier, Hannah Debeljiak, Tanner Diebold, Erin Dooland, Lynda Doughty, Destiny Doyle, Iliana Flefel, Rebecca Frowine, Dan Hales, Allison Hardman, Kristel Lee, Feier Liu, Cat Lopes, Barb Mackowicz, Jodi Marks, Amanda Nollette, Morgan Pichel, Marissa Redding, Marissa Simoneau, Asheley Simpson, Erin Vienz, Kaylie Vienz, Dominique Walk, Jason/James/Nick/AnnMarie, Dustin Meattey, Steven Sawyer, Alishia Zyer, Pat Touri, Izzi Marquesi, Penny Marquesi, Margot Madden, Becky Buchanan, Halie Pruitt, Iliana Flefel, Margot Madden, Nicole Hunter

Special Thanks to Marine Mammals of Maine for letting Sully the Seal and Dolly the Dolphin come out to play at Frolic :)

The Kid's Love Sully the Seal

Other Special Thanks:

Carl Karrigan and David Dadiego (UNE Media)
UNE Security and Facilities Staff
Denis Letellier (Perfect Signs) – Mile Markers & Finish Line
Michael Gaige (Maine Running Company) – Finish Chute


We never like to send folks home empty handed.  Thank you all for helping us raise $1000′s of dollars for MARC through our raffle tickets sales this year.  Many of you won prizes donated by our generous donors and sponsors.  Be sure to check out some of these companies – we love them and they love our seals!

2013 Frolic for Flippers Raffle Winners!

Your Best Self – Energy Healing Session  (
Winner:  John Mills

Seasonal Pool Closure – Sunrise Pool and Spa (
Winner:  Rhonda Feldman

4-Week Bootcamp Session – Biddeford-Saco Beach Bootcamp
Winner:  Kevin

Maine State Aquarium - Family Passes
Winners:  The Bilsky Family & Elizabeth Caci

SissyCakes 1-dozen Cupcakes
Winners:  John Roe & Chris LaPointe

Wustof Knife (Donated by Woodard and Curran)
Winner:  Phil Grondrine

Oxbow Brewing Gift and Beverage Glasses
Winner:  Phil Grondine

R/V Llyr Scenic Saco River Research Cruise (Donated by UNE Marine Science Center Staff)
Winner:  Jess McMurrer

3-Course Meal for Two (Sea Glass Restaurant)
Winner:  Jason Lenzen

“Whale-of-a-Party” Gift Basket from Beach Grass Shop
Winner:  Libby Blackman

Maine Lobster Boys – Lobster Tour + Keep Your Catch
Winner:  The Brown Family

Bungalow 360 Sea Turtle Beach Bag
Winner:  Gina Prendiville

Bungalow 360 Seals Beach Bag
Winner:  Iliana Flefel

Greener Postures Yoga
Winner:  Christine Racine

Forever Kai Hand-Stamped Eco-Bags
Winners:  E. Madden, Barb Mackowicz, Barry Costa-Pierce, Cindy Larmie, Mike Sheldon, Tracy Deletetsky, Linda Huitt, & Lucas Ritchie

Mia Amicas Beaded Bracelets
Winners:  E. Madden, Linda Huitt, Riley Simmons, Pat Touri, Jess McMurrer & Lauren

50/50 Cash Raffle ($155 – $77.50 for MARC/$77.50 for the Winner)
Winner:  Scott Marchildon (Who Couldn’t Have Been More Kind and Donated His Half Back to MARC)

Three Rivers Adventures 9-Person Rafting Trip
Winner:  Nicole Hunter

Three Rivers Adventures Jump and Raft Package for Two
Winner:  Zach Towne


Thanks to our 2013 Frolic for Flippers Sponsors

Idexx Laboratories
106.3 The Bone
Three Rivers Adventures
Rich Obrey Photography

We can’t wait to Frolic again next year!  We hope you’re already penciling us in for an even bigger, better event in 2014!

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