Led by Chad Collier, the organizer of next weekend’s Old Hickory Fun Run outside Nashville, Tenn., members of the Tennessee Powerboat Club are headed to Columbia, Ky., today for the visitation of Anthony and Tammy Reece, who died along with Art and Melissa McMahan in a powerboat accident a week ago on Georgia’s Lake Lanier. Sometime during the day Collier and company will present “a substantial donation” from the club to the Reece family.
Members of the Tennessee Powerboat Club are headed to this afternoon’s visitation for Anthony and Tammy Reece, the owners of the well-known Saddle Up 42-foot Statement V-bottom (above), who died one week ago today. Photo courtesy/copyright Devin Williams/Devin Williams Photography.
“If you can’t take care of your own, who can you take care of?” said Collier. “We (in the performance boating community) are just such a close family.”
Collier also has set up a YOUCARING fundraising website page for the family of his fallen friends. Since the page went live last night, more than $6,400 toward the total goal of $25,000 has been raised.
“My heart told me to do this, he said. “Anthony and Tammy were just such great people.”
After the visitation, Collier and his group plan to head to the Tap Room in Jamestown Marina to spend time with the Reece’s family and local friends.
“Anthony and Tammy has this other life on the water that a lot of these people didn’t know much about,” said Collier. “So we’re going to spend some time telling them stories. There are a lot of them to tell.”
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