Set for July 14-16, The GLOC Performance Boat Challenge is adding an event called the Troops Charity Tour to benefit the Oklahoma Chapter (10-15) of the nonprofit Combat Vets organization. A tour of Grand Lake, the host waterway for the top-speed shootout on Saturday and Sunday, the event starts Friday morning, runs to Pensacola Dam and “will feature local on-the-water restaurants and marina facilities,” according to a press release from the GLOC organizers.
The event is open to powerboats of all kinds. Registered participants will be eligible to win prizes from a drawing after Friday’s tour.
The GLOC Troops Charity Tour will raise money for the Oklahoma Chapter of the Combats Vets organization (click image to enlarge).
“A printed guide will be given to each participant that will include a full map of the lake that will spotlight individual restaurants that we encourage our participants to stop at on the return trip to Grove and enjoy a great meal and/or beverage,” the release stated. “GRDA Rules for Duck Creek and Woodward Hollow will be published in the Guide for participants to observe and follow. The group will proceed to the Pensacola Dam and will do an off-plane parade pass around the end and then will once again on plane proceed back to Lakeside Marina. It is suggested that people that would like to drop off and eat at a particular restaurant do so at this time as we pass the turn off for the desired location.”
The Oklahoma Chapter of the Combat Veterans Association is a 501.3(c) charity that serves veterans within a 75-mile radius of Grove, Okla.
Cost is $195 per boat for vessels not competing in the top-speed shootout. Cost is $100 per boat for shootout participants. For more information and registration, visit the GLOC website.