We Wake Waves: Wakes Giving 2020
The annual food drive brings in resources for the community.
Lake Norman, North Carolina (October 26th, 2020) – Over the weekend the fifth annual Wakes Giving took place in North Carolina. The yearly event sees people from around the community come together for a surf session, the catch is, instead of donating money for boat fuel, people are asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation. This year there were 35 participants in 5 boats, the total donation haul included $2,400 in gift cards and 1,152 lbs of non-perishable food items for Angles and Sparrows Soup Kitchen in Huntersville, North Carolina.
This year’s Wakes Giving had additional significance as surfers were ‘surfing for Sara’. Sara Sevilla was a loving caring woman who passed earlier this year from acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Sara was always looking for the next adventure and itching to get out onto the lake. She loved cruising around the water with the music turned up, especially the Rolling Stones or Billy Currington. She became hooked on surfing and worked hard to get the hang of it, it was something she loved. While in the hospital Sara would bribe nurses for special treatment with promises of taking them out on the boat and teaching them to surf. Sara wanted everyone to live life to the fullest, and regularly succeeded in bringing smiles to the faces of those around her. She wanted to start a non-profit to help the community and those less fortunate, considering how Sara lived it was only fitting that this year’s Wakes Giving be held in her honor. Participants were encouraged to share the hashtag #Shred4Sara on social media to honor her memory and the values she lived for.
Events like Wakes Giving are just some of the ways Centurion ambassadors are aiming to wake waves of positive change in people’s lives. As a Correct Craft company, we are charged with making life better, and that value is something we take to heart. It is our “why,” we do what we do. We’re not just boat builders – we strive to give people better experiences and make the world a better place. We like to think we’re creating a wave of change, waking positive experiences in the lives of our families, community, and world.
About Centurion Boats: Creating the World’s best waves, wakes and ride since 1976, Centurion is a towed water sports boat manufacturer built on innovation and commitment to excellence. As a Correct Craft Company, we are charged with “Making Lives Better”. We embody this phrase with the boats we build along with the lives we live on and off the water. Centurion Boats is the perfect ride every time. To learn more about Centurion Boats, visit www.centurionboats.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.