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Commentary: The Volunteers Corps

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Photographer Tim Sharkey is one of many volunteers who help make Shore Dreams for Kids a memorable event year in and year out.

After spending two fun-filled days in beautiful Boyne City, Mich., with the participants of the Boyne Thunder Poker Run a couple of weeks ago, it was clear to me that the support for the event and its charities—Camp Quality and Challenge Mountain—is extremely community driven. From the generous sponsors and participants who are committed to giving back to the charming community on the southeast end of Lake Charlevoix to the hundred or more people who donate their time and energy to making sure the event runs smoothly, the enthusiasm for the 1l poker run was as genuine as it gets.

I left Boyne City early Sunday morning, ended up in Detroit for the American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cup—the second stop on the H1 Unlimited schedule—and, while at the historic hydroplane race, checked out a speedonthewater.com story about another successful Shore Dreams for Kids event in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Saturday.

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