I have long wanted to give back to our veterans by organizing a run in which all boating participants take along a few armed forces vets in their boats to share the thrill of performance boating that we all love so much. I think it would be best to be a no-stop run, because of the high probability of having disabled vets on the run that would need assistance in and out of the boats. My thoughts were to have an organized run that would start and end at the Discovery Bay Marina, with lunch provided at the end of the run in the grassy area (as they do with the Big Cat Run). There would have to be a zero-tolerance for alcohol consumption before and during the run, but once the boats are back at the docks with all passengers unloaded, drinking would be allowed (I would have a beer vendor on site). If this is something you would be interested in participitating in, please post up your thoughts and if you would be willing to provide a ride for this event. I hope to have Discovery Bay Marina give free launching to all participating boats, have lunch provided free of cost to all participants, as well as provide event t-shirts to everyone on the run for free. Sorry guys, but I know I won't be able to cover the DLB beer tab!
This Summer, I was able to take Sargeant David Bryant and his son out for a lunch run in the Stoker. They were thrilled with their performance boat experience and so was I to be able to give back a little for someone fighting for my freedom overseas.
I sincerely hope I get a good response from all of you, because I can't do this without you!