When we started this it was about helping the kids. It has turned into so much more than that. I am seeing adult's lives transformed. It makes all of us want to be better people.
For the last couple of years we have held this event at an old marina that has been closed down for years.(very thankful for it). The docks were getting in bad shape (very thankful for it), the buildings are run down, no electric, no water, no toilet, can't lock anything up. (but very thankful to have a place). Nine days before the event, I was searching to find a better place for next year. I ended up at The Old North State Club http://www.oldnorthstateclub.com/
. As I walked up to the Marina manager, Chris, I said, " Hi, I'm Greg Hodgin and I'm with Wake..." He interupted, "Wake the World. I know who you are and what you do. What can we do to get you to come here?" And there it was just like that... WTW got a serious upgrade. The people at the marina rolled out the red carpet for us! They waited on us like we were royalty!
After the event, Chris (marina manager) said, "I've been looking for something in my life. I have found it with Wake the World. I want to be involved with everything you do."
WOW! I can tell several similar stories. My point is. It's not just about the kids anymore. It's about all of us......