Brett Manire, co-owner of Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., reached out to speedonthewater.com on Saturday evening as the Memorial Fun Run in honor of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats founder Mike Fiore came to a close, exceeding its $10,000 goal for the Fiore Children’s Trust Fund.
The weather was perfect for a late-September run on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks in honor of Outerlimits founder Mike Fiore.
Manire helped organize the run for the late Outerlimits owner who died from post-surgical complications after he was seriously injured during the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in August and was happy to report that the event raised almost $20,000 (it kept growing as the party kept going). He also said that 53 boats and more than 150 guests showed up to honor Fiore.
Check out the slideshow above for more images from the fun run.
“The weather was perfect—our group stayed together all day and had a great time,” Manire said. “We had a good mix of boat brands represented, quite a few Outerlimits obviously, plus MTIs, Skaters, Cigarettes, Statements, Nor-Techs and more. The Lake Cumberland Marine guys even brought the turbine-powered Outerlimits My Way to the lake for the run.
“When the group came together for dinner in our showroom, we raised $15,000 in an hour and it kept going up throughout the evening,” he continued. “Justin Wagner from Waves and Wheels led a prayer for Mike and the family and friends he left behind. Mark Waddington, co-owner of PBC and owner of Redhead Yacht Club, gave a quick speech about the impact Mike had on performance boats and V-bottoms specifically.”
Manire is hoping that other clubs or regions across the country consider a fundraising event for the Fiore Children’s Trust Fund. “Team Lake of the Ozarks set the bar—I hope someone raises it,” he said.
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