Have you ever wondered what happens when athletes leave towels, shirts, pants, and shoes on the Ferry when they take the leap at Escape the Cape?
Peggy has been the driving force of this initiative. She is our longest serving volunteer at Escape the Cape, volunteering since YEAR 1! Meet 8-year running, loyal volunteer, Peggy McCann!
1. What is your favorite DelMoSports event to volunteer at and why?
- Escape The Cape is my favorite. It’s such a unique event and I work at the Ferry for the Port Captain, so I can help more than a regular volunteer.
2. What is your favorite volunteer shift? And how long have you been volunteering with us?
- I volunteer with Vessel Support. I've been volunteering since year one: 2013 (the only year we couldn’t hold the event was 2020 due to the pandemic).
3. Favorite pre-volunteer meal?
- Wawa coffee... a lot of wawa coffee.
4. What is your favorite memory from a DelMoSports event?
- In 2019 a participant passed away during the event. In 2021 his family participated and after a prayer, they were the first to jump off the vessel. A reminder of how precious life is and how important it is to embrace each day and live your best life.
5. What do you do with your free time when you are NOT volunteering?
- When not volunteering, you can find me at work (Cape May-Lewes Ferry), spending time with my family and volunteering for other organizations.
6. We know that many athletes leave items on the boat once they take the leap. What is done with the left items?
- All leftover items are collected and put into large trash bags. The DRBA Landside Maintenance Dept. delivers the trash bags to my home where my husband and daughters help me dump them out and separate everything. Towels get donated to the Animal Rescue, everything else gets donated to a local thrift store who supports the homeless in our community. They also support on a temporary basis displaced families.
7. Tell us three things we should know about you.
- I have 5 children, 2 daughters adopted from China and 3 sons.
- I have worked at the Cape May Lewes Ferry for 25+ years.
- I am a Cansurvivor! (cancer survivor).