This weekend it is on! The Fleet has been working hard on this one. Great times, lot of learning, good food, and good friends are all sure to be found rain or shine!!!
Our raffle is going to be extra special this year.. Without hesitation everyone in the Fleet leadership decided ALL proceeds from the raffle would be going to help Ron Hilton...
Here is the Story...
Call To Action - Colorado Hobie Sailor wiped out by Colorado Flooding.
It's just not very often we have such widespread and dramatic calamities here in Colorado, not like a Huricane Katrina or the Windsor Tornado a few years ago. Last week we one of our own, Ron Hilton and family took a direct hit along with thousands of others here on the Colorado Front Range.
The Saint Vrain River, normally 20 ft wide and well down the hill from their house turned into a raging torrent well over 100 ft wide, deep and fast. Ron and his 80 year old mom awoke to water swirling up 3 ft on one side the house and a full river AT the front door, water all around. They got out barely in time and hiked many miles to eventually be taken out by rescue crews. The house, garage, workshop and everything in them is a total loss. In the picture, the brown roof is Ron's house of 3 generations now in the middle of St Vrain River.
The Hobie Fleet 61 and Fleet 50 have been a large part of Ron's life with Ron always one of the biggest volunteer hearts around. Now it's his turn to let what goes around come around. We want to help Ron and his family recover.
Cash donations can be sent to:
BANK OF THE WEST, 800-488-2265
3800 ARAPAHOE AVENUE
BOULDER, CO 80303
ACCOUNT # 032244632, in care of Ron Hilton
I spoke to Ron this morning and he is starting into the process of FEMA funds, considering options and of course shopping for clothes etc. Please do what you feel you can to help Ron and family. Hobie Fleets 61 & 50 thank you for participating.