Cruise for KOP `dream event' on Lake Wylie

Published online: Oct 28, 2010 News www.lakewyliepilot.com
Viewed 136 time(s)

Monique Boekhout of Lake Wylie and founder of Kenya Orphanage Project called the Oct. 10 lake cruise "a smashing hit."

About 75 people jumped aboard nine pontoon boats taking an evening ride to raise more than $5,000 for the project.

"I have been involved in many fundraising projects in my life, but this was definitely of the nicest," Boekhout said. "Everything clicked - perfect weather, great boat captains, enthusiastic participants, outstanding food and very generous sponsors, not to mention a team of dedicated volunteers to work with."

The event also included a dinner provided by Jo Jo China Bistro of Charlotte and a silent auction.

"It was a dream event," Boekhout said, "and we must do it again next year."

Again, she said, the community was generous.

"As the Kenyan children always say, `Asante sana,' or `Thank you,'" Boekhout said.

http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2010/10/26/898747/cruise-for-kop-dream-event.html

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 19, 2015

Carefree Boat Club adds location in Georgia

Carefree Boat Club has just opened a brand new location, adding to its ever-growing lineup.
March 17, 2015

World's fastest pontoon boat gets even faster

When you think of fast boats, a pontoon is probably pretty low on your list, just ahead of houseboats and tugboats. Brad Rowland begs to differ.
March 05, 2015

West Marine begins "Do It Yourselfie!" promotion

Show off your selfie fixing up your boat and West Marine could lend you a hand.
March 04, 2015

Pontoon Brands United

Premier Marine announced today the company will transfer the production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minn.
March 02, 2015

West Marine's New Product Review Day set for March 20

West Marine has announced the date for this year's iteration of their New Product Review Day.
February 19, 2015

Honda Marine and Coach Pontoons Are Now Partners

The PDB team has exciting news! While we were at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, Honda Marine announced their new exclusive OEM agreement with Coach Pontoons!
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!