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Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-16-2010, 7:28 AM Reply   
Wake the World is a group of boat owners that provide watersports opputunities to residents of local Children's Homes. This started in NC a few summers ago. We are very excited about our friend (Ryan Caroll) in Texas picking up the program.

This program is extremely rewarding for all that are involved. If you are interested in starting something up in your state, please let me know.

http://www.waketheworldnc.com
http://www.waketheworldtx.com
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       03-16-2010, 7:43 AM Reply   
That is Awesome!

I have been wanting to get involved with something like this for a long time. I just didn't know how to go about doing it. I'm in the Dallas area and would love to provide my boat to help out.!
Old    Justin (texasmoombav)      Join Date: May 2009       03-16-2010, 11:10 AM Reply   
That's a really cool idea. I would be interested in helping out also. I am located in the dallas area.
Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-17-2010, 10:00 AM Reply   
I know that Ryan would be excited to hear from both of you.

The impact that you can make in these kids lives is incredible. The impact they make on you is life changing. Most of the kids have never been on a boat much less being towed in the water.
Old    aXtion            03-17-2010, 11:17 AM Reply   
This is sort of similar to the NPO I am starting. I sent you a PM.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-17-2010, 12:17 PM Reply   
Where and when will this take place in Texas?
Old    benj_t            03-17-2010, 6:00 PM Reply   
You guys in Texas definetly need to go help out with this event, Wake The World was one of the highlights of my summer last year.
Old    Shaun Brinkle (highrock)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-17-2010, 8:09 PM Reply   
Happy to see this event spreading to different places. Like Benj said its a highlight of the summer.
Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-18-2010, 10:30 AM Reply   
The event in Texas will be near San Antonio, July 19, 2010 at Randolph Recreation Park at Canyon Lake. Ryan and his friends will be hosting the children of St. Jude's Ranch.

In North Carolina, it will be near Lexington, June 21 & 22, 2010 at High Rock Boat Dock Marina on High Rock Lake. We will be hosting The Mill's Home, The American Children's Home, The Children's Home of Winston Salem and Oak Ranch.

It has been great to see all the positive emails and PM's. There has been interest in several states. I think that we are the verge of something that is about to get big really fast.

And like Shaun and Benj said, "Highlight of the summer!"
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-18-2010, 10:48 AM Reply   
I can't wait until this years wake the world. It will be my first, I'm so pumped.
Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-18-2010, 10:59 AM Reply   
Hey Blair! We are so looking forward to you & Brooke being there.

We really missed you for Wake & Flake. We had 60 riders this year. We had 13 at Lake Norman (41dgrees) and 47 at Belews (61 dgrees). Fox 8 is supposed to air Wake N Flake this Monday night.
Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-25-2010, 5:21 PM Reply   
We have been getting alot of emails lately. Looks like California, Tennessee and South Carolina are all states that may have Wake the World in the near future.
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-25-2010, 7:10 PM Reply   
If there is something like this in socal or if there will be in the future I would volunteer my time, boat etc.
Old    Bret Rogers (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-26-2010, 4:28 AM Reply   
I will be hauling my boat and fam down for this. Anyone else from the DFW area that wants to get a convoy going PM me. My stoke meter is through the roof for this. hahaha
Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-26-2010, 5:32 AM Reply   
We have also had some interest in Alabama, Illinois and Arizona! You guys are awesome!

Brett - My stoke meter is through the roof! To see a vision take off like this is awesome!
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       03-26-2010, 6:02 AM Reply   
Search around your local area. Most larger cities have programs similar.

We have a really good charity on the lake I live in that my wife and I help out a few times a year at their events.

If your in the Houston area, Roger ( guy who runs the charity) is an awesome and always lookin for volunteers.

http://www.taasports.org/
Old    Don Christman (ktm525)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-26-2010, 6:10 AM Reply   
I wish I was closer I would definitely help out. This is an awesome Idea.
Old    Bret Rogers (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-28-2010, 8:33 AM Reply   
Does anyone from the area have any good tips on places to stay ? Hotels and such. Or can we just camp there at the Park?
Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-28-2010, 1:23 PM Reply   
Our local Fox station is airing a piece on Wake N Flake / Wake the World Monday night at 5:45. I will post a link after it airs.
Old    Ryan Caroll (ryancaroll)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-28-2010, 4:20 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmr82 View Post
Does anyone from the area have any good tips on places to stay ? Hotels and such. Or can we just camp there at the Park?
Hey Bret, This is a Air Force Park, so "officially" you have to be active or retired military to reserve a cabin or camping spot. I am going to see they can make some exceptions for the event. If not there are several campgrounds close by but not too many hotel options. I will send you an email with some options.
Old    Bret Rogers (bmr82)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-29-2010, 6:45 AM Reply   
Thanks, Ryan.
Old    Greg Hodgin (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-29-2010, 8:26 AM Reply   
Due to several tornadoes in the area last night, Fox 8 will not be running our story tonight. Maybe next Monday.

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