(Nov. 1, 2019) The members of the seventh annual Believe in Tomorrow Prom Court will be holding several fund-raising activities throughout the month of November to raise money for the Children’s House by the Sea respite program in Ocean City.

Ten competitors are vying for the Believe in Tomorrow Prom King and Queen titles. The man and woman who raise the most money for the organization from now until the beginning of February will be declared the winners.

The competition raised an all-time high of $132,000 during the 2019 campaign.

The 2019 Prom King was Stevie Day, who collected $5,000. The Prom Queen title went to EJ Foxx, who raised over $33,000.

Money raised from this year’s competition will be used for the new respite house, which has begun construction on 65th Street and is expected to be completed at the end of 2020. 


Justin Acita is running for Prom King during the seventh annual Believe in Tomorrow Prom Court.

The first event of the month will take place this Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pickles Pub on Eighth Street from 1-4 p.m. The second annual Wing Contest will be hosted by candidate Justin Acita, who also owns the restaurant.

Eleven bars and restaurants will be competing to prove who has the best wings.

Admission is $20 and will provide guests with unlimited wing samples and one domestic draft beer. All of the proceeds will be donated to Believe in Tomorrow.

Acita will also be holding an Independent Tattoo Party at Independent Tattoo studio in Selbyville, Delaware, on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. where guests can choose from $50-$100 designs. All proceeds from that night will benefit Acita’s campaign. There will be live music by Sean Loomis during the event.

For more information, call Pickles Pub at 410-289-4891.

Prom Queen candidate April Brilliant is offering a raffle chance to win a seven-night stay at Martha’s Vineyard from now until Prom Night, which will take place on Feb. 1. Tickets cost $10 each or get five for $30.

In addition to the raffle, Brilliant will also be holding a Quarter Auction at the Salisbury Elks Lodge on Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at 1 p.m.

The cost is $10 for the first paddle and $5 for each additional one, or purchase an all-in paddle for $30. Attendees could win gift cards, hotel stays, gift packages and other various prizes.

Brilliant will also host a Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Salisbury on Monday, Nov. 18, where a portion of the proceeds when purchasing lunch or dinner will be donated to her campaign.

She will present a Bingo for Believe in Tomorrow on Wednesday, Nov. 20, though the time and place has not been determined at the time of publication.

To learn more about Brilliant’s events, visit her donation page at believeintomorrow.rallybound.org/prom/aprilbrilliant.

Also running for Prom Queen, Sami Glaesar will present a Ladies’ Night at Ocean 13 on 13th Street and the Boardwalk, on Friday, Nov. 15, from 7-10 p.m.

The cost is $50 per ticket and will include food provided by Ocean 13 chef Vern Smith and guest chef Toby Gilbert.

There will also be a Chinese auction with prizes ranging from beauty kits, a full outfit by Ish or South Moon Under clothing shops, and gift cards for restaurant and hotels.

There will be a limited number of tickets available, with a cap at 100. To purchase a ticket, visit Glaesar’s donation page at believeintomorrow.rallybound.org/prom/Sami.


Beth Scaniffe is running for Prom Queen during the seventh annual Believe in Tomorrow Prom Court.

Whiskers Bar and Grill employee Beth Scaniffe will present a casino royale at the Dagsboro American Legion #24 on Sunday, Nov 17 from 2-6 p.m.

The event will offer casino chips and food. Tickets cost $10 in advance. A limited number will be sold. Tickets can be purchased by calling Respite House Coordinator Wayne Littleton at 443-978-0680.

She will also be collaborating with Prom King candidate Cody Bentzel for putting with a cause at Old Pro Golf on 136th Street in Ocean City, on Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $100 for a team or $25 per hole sponsors.

Fees include a goodie bag, snacks and beverages. During the event there will also be a silent auction, raffles and a hole-in-one contest. All players who get a hole-in-one will win a free T-shirt.

To register, call Littleton at 443-978-0680.  

The final results of the competition will be announced at Seacrets on 49th Street, Saturday, Feb. 1, during prom night. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the announcement will be made at 9 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance cost $35 and $40 at the door.

Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation provides hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. Since 1982, Believe in Tomorrow has provided over 900,000 individual overnight accommodations, from every state in the U.S. and more than 82 countries worldwide.

The Believe in Tomorrow facility on 66th Street in Ocean City is open year-round to provide a free getaway to the beach for critically ill children and their families whenever they may need to escape the stresses of their child’s illness.

Each of the four condos feature kid-friendly décor and paintings with at least two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a fully-stocked kitchen, living and dining room areas.

Families can also vacation at the Believe in Tomorrow House in Fenwick Island and House by the Bay on 28th Street.

Learn more about Believe in Tomorrow at http://believeintomorrow.org or call Littleton at 443-978-0680.

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