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Inside SOTW Mag: Community Organizers

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The crew behind the Buffalo Poker Run is one of several dedicated teams that organize performance boat events around the country.

How many poker runs, raft-ups and such do you plan to attend this year? Pause before you answer because it’s a trick question with a simple and obvious answer.

As many as you can.

Regardless of how many big or small events you make in 2015, each of them has to be organized by someone. They don’t just appear. On the contrary, for a high-performance powerboating event to happen someone needs to put in long hours on things such as securing permits and dock space and of course planning and feeding the masses that are a whole lot less sexy than the event itself.

Here’s a look at four event organizers who are sure to make an impact with their events this year. Whether they tackle these projects for profit or pleasure, they have one thing in common. They create excitement and, in doing so, add value to the enthusiast and industry sides of the performance boating world.

To enjoy the complete feature, download the January/February 2015 issue issue of Speed On The Water Digital Magazine at no charge by clicking here.

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