Talking smack after a LEOPA get together, this might be the first time that has happened It's not a poker run and there were no cards picked up at any stops. Scott it was good to see you and nice to have you help support our club. Phil is a long time supporter of LakeErieOffshorePerformance and has attended many events; he even brings in some of his best customers from around the country.
While we always have some nice hardware, the average attendee is a club member with a boat traveling like us, in the 60 to 70 mph range. Heck we didn't even have on cat at the event. This year with the economy hurting pretty bad in our area we shortened the run to help members conserve fuel costs. The organizers also did a phenomenal job and kept the cost @$250.00 a boat, this included two nights of docking, full breakfast, lunch, a steak dinner and live band. In addition each boat was given a goody bag, with 2 large mono-grammed towels and 2 tee shirts. The best part of the LEOPA summer event is that we donate a large portion of the fee to a local charity. We have donated to charities like the Special Olympics and Make a Wish this year $5,500 was presented to God Works a local charity that offers no cost meals to low income people all over lower MI. At the end of the run each boat got to draw 5 cards; then $7,000.00 in prize money and several thousand dollars in prizes were given out to the best hands. Most people marvel how we do it, Brian Bunch, this year’s Vice Commodore, organized the run, he had a good group of club members that helped him, they brought in great sponsors, and I guess they just shopped for the best prices. Thanks again to all the generous sponsors and all the club members that gave their time throughout the year to make this a fun time for members and guests
It was great to see everyone, and Bob you were missed.