Since 1963, the Virginia Beach Jaycees have planned, produced and staffed East Coast Surfing Championships. The VB Jaycees were first formed in 1948 by a local group of young men and were officially chartered as the Virginia Beach/Princess Anne County Junior Chamber of Commerce. The Jaycees have never been a political organization, but one that serves the community and offers leadership training.
Today, the organization is comprised of young men and women, ages 18 – 40, and provides development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change in the community. Training is offered in areas of public speaking, writing, management, professional networking, financial planning and much more. The Virginia Beach Jaycees are currently 75 members strong and have historically been one of the premier chapters in the state.
The Virginia Beach Jaycees have a long history in the establishment of several important community projects. In addition to the East Coast Surfing Championships, the VB Jaycees are credited with founding the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Virginia Beach Library System, the General Hospital of Virginia Beach, the Flame of Hope Memorial and many more. A portion of the proceeds of CE ECSC are donated to VB Jaycees Charities.
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Throughout the years, Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships has raised funds that support many programs in the community including but not limited too:
- Virginia Beach Jaycees Christmas Shopping Tour
- Special Olymics – Virginia
- Virginia Gentlemen’s Camp Grom
- Be The Match Foundation
- Flame of Hope