Thank you!We have a winner from the 2013 North American Championships and it is everyone.
Fleet 204 sincerely thanks all involved in the help provided.
Thank you for helping the family of fellow sailor Bob Burns!
Long time Hobie Cat sailor and Division 16 / Fleet 119 Member Bob Burns is battling leukemia.
Bob, his wife Danielle and young son Aiden live in Western New York State.And the Winner of a choice of either a Hobie 16 or Hobie 18 custom set of sails is ...........
Well here is a short report:
As publicized, Hobie Cat Fleet 204 held a raffle to raise money to help fellow sailor Bob Burns and his Family. Bob is battling Leukemia, and the expenses of: testing donors; bone marrow; medical exams; and ongoing living expenses continue to mount.
We at Fleet 204, with the help of Rob and Darcie Jerry of Boatworks-Ltd and the good people at The Hobie Cat Company, got together and decided to hold a sail raffle... ... ... not just any raffle however, a custom set of sails, for either a Hobie 16 or 18.
We sold tickets, (250 tickets at $25.00 each) , with the raffle drawing to be held at the awards ceremony of the Hobie 16 / 18 North American Championships, Galveston, TX, October 19 - 25, 2013.
So we draw a ticket, and announce Chris Wessels, former HCA Chairman, division 9 and Clear Lake Iowa Sailor, WINS! Congratulations Chris!, but ... ... ... ...
In the true spirit of the Hobie Way Of Life, Chris offers the CUSTOM SET OF SAILS, a $2000.00 value, up for auction, to the sailors present, and there were a lot. And donated the proceeds of the spontaneous auction to the Burns family fund.
So the bidding starts at $500.00 and quickly climbs to over $1000.00, and a final winner at over $1,300.00, is Hobie Cat Sailor Mike Montague of California, THANKS MIKE!
Other fund were also raised from the generosity of Fleet 204 Commodore Therese Straigis, who through her company, Mohawk Global Logistics and the Michael J. McSherry Charitable Fund raised $1000.00
Now the final #'s aren't in yet but thanks to the generosity of the Hobie Sailors, Friends and Families, the Michael McSherry Charitable Fund, the raffle money, the Spontaneous Auction Money, Chriss Wessels, Boatworks LTD, Fleet 204, The Hobie Cat Company, and while at the Canandaigua Yacht Club, CMOR Division 16 Regatta, (the place where this raffle idea was born), more funds from various raffles and fund raising activities, ... ... ... ... we will report back, but the generosity has raised more than $7,000.00 to help this wonder family in a time of need.
The Members of Hobie Cat Fleet 204
If you would still like to donate to this wonderful family, please send a check or funds :
Made out to:Hobie Cat Fleet 204
and mail to:
Hobie Cat Fleet 204
Dr. Bill Whalen, Treasurer
8254 Honeysuckle Drive
Liverpool, NY 13090