When speedonthewater.com wrote about the Derek McCormick auction set to take place on Saturday night during Super Cat Fest at Camden on the Lake Resort in Missouri, we had no idea it would be such a success. With some heavy hitters with even heavier hearts ready to help a friend in need, the crowd of maybe 200 people raised more than $70,000 in the matter of an hour.
Derek McCormick received his first chemo treatment on Monday, just two days after a great group of boaters stepped up in a big way.
There were Motopeds donated by Randy Kent of Marine Concepts, a large sailfish painted by Mark Morris of Visual Imagination, a one-of-a-kind experience on Jim Lee’s Hatteras to watch the Key West Offshore World Championships and much more. So much in fact that there are going to be eight days of silent auctions with even more items up for grabs—with all of the money going to fund McCormick’s efforts to battle his cancer—taking place on PowerboatNation.com. Check out the thread here.
We’re pleased to report that there will be two stories in upcoming Speed On The Water magazines thanks to very generous donations of $2,500 from Randy Sweers of Fastboats Marine Group and Rusty Rahm of Wake Effects. The two bid the article up higher than we expected so we decided to give away two stories not just one.
Editor’s note: If you’re interested in donating to McCormick keep an eye on the upcoming auctions or send money directly through his GoFundMe page.