On behalf of the event's organizers, we appreciated everything everyone did to make the event a success. Everyone had a great time, and the event was a huge success for those who were able to attend. Unfortunately, three buses never arrived due to tremendous summer traffic for those coming from far away. That's why we ended up with more boats than kids. This was our first time organizing the event. We learned some lessons and took a lot of notes to build upon the event for next year.
The event received great coverage from the media. It was featured on T.V. Channel 12 news that night. The Asbury Park Press, Star Ledger, and Ocean County Observer newpapers also covered the event.
A few special thank you's:
* NJPPC's Shore Dreams Dream Team (Rob Cline, Pete Mazzo and Brian Meade)
* All of the volunteers (land & water) that traveled from near and far (far being Long Island and PA)
* To the following donors who made the event possible for donating goods and money:
Person's Name Company Name
Ric Monteiro Simoes & Monteiro
Chuck Sprague & Dianne Conrad
Jim & Carrie Courtney
Ray & Linda Schmalzigan Ray's Service Center
Rick & Janet Engstrom
Anthony Sauta Bradley Car Care
Anthony Sauta East Coast Auto Body
Anthony Sauta Allenhurst Car Care
Anthony Sauta ATS Management LLC
Dave & Judy Redding J.B. Redding & Son Inc.
John DeRay Afton Auto Body
Jerry & Diane Monroe
Jerry & Diane Monroe NJ Blind & Visually Impared Veterans Golf Classic Inc.
TJ Recchia A.E. Recchia Inc.
Thomas Kraemer Township of Union Police Dept.
Joe Nasso Nasso Electric LLC
Bob & Patti Vesper Sun Coast Sales & Services
Rich dePierro Executive Furniture Services
Tony Marone Contour Contractors Inc
Peter & Leona Hodge
Dave & Kelly Patnaude
Scott Applegate Applegate Trucking
Ray Muir Riverside Auto Parts
Scott Langbein Data-Guard Inc.
Ed Gallo Award Trophy
Dennis Schneider Trans Service Lease Corp
Pete & Debbie Mazzo
Chris Fenelon AG Welding Supply
Mike Fusco Fuscos Rental World
Jim Kathenes Drum Point Marina
Gary Brown Lockheed Martin
Brett Becker Powerboat Magazine
Charlie Amorosi Wakefern Food Corp.
Rolf Papke PROROC
Ron Ross & Andy Lounsberry Simonek Performance
If we accidentally missed any donors, please let us know.
Lastly, congratulations to Darren Luhrs 25, of Woodcliff Lake -- set a world record for a physically disabled person when he throttled a powerboat to 120.2 mph the morning of the event. Darren's email address is: [email protected] if you would like to email Darren to congratulate him.
Again, we appreciated everyone's participation and hope everyone will join us again next year.
NJ Performance Powerboat Club
Alum Metal Fab
Custom Marine Sales
Dave's Custom Boats
Diamond Performance Parts
Double R Performance
Elton Porter Insurance
Fastboats Marine Group
GGB Exhaust Technologies
Grand Sports Center
Ilmor High Performance Marine
Lake Cumberland Marine
Lake Havasu Boat Show
Marine Technology Inc
McLeod Design Group
Performance Boat Center
Performance Marine Trading
Potter Performance Engines
Ron Sporl Performance
Speed and Custom Marine
Total Dollar Insurance
Teague Custom Marine
Wake Zone Marine Insurance
Young Performance Marine