When a longtime Speedonthewater.com friend reaches out with a request to promote a charitable on-water event, we happily step up to support the cause. So when the latest solicitation came from disabled boating enthusiast Gary Bolton of Texas, we didn’t even think twice.
Special needs children and adults, as well as disabled veterans, are going to get the chance to participate in on-water activities this weekend in Huffman, Texas. Photo courtesy Texas Adaptive Aquatics
That’s what happened earlier this week when Bolton—a quadriplegic who has been an avid watersports enthusiast his whole life—asked us to help promote an exciting, heart-warming event he’s been involved with for several years. On Saturday, Aug. 7, Bolton and dozens of participants and volunteers are going to be in Huffman, Texas, taking part in the Lake Houston Adaptive Aquafest presented by the Texas Adaptive Aquatics sports program.
“We’re inviting the special needs community along with volunteers to enjoy a day out on the lake to do some fun activities, boating and adaptive water skiing with experienced instructors and volunteers,” Bolton said. “This program is awesome and I’m proud to be a supporter of it. I’m hopeful you all could spread the word and share the event flyer and details with the performance boat community.”
According to Bolton and the team behind Texas Adaptive Aquatics, skiers, volunteers and donations are all needed to make the free event an even greater success. He called the Lake Houston Adaptive Aquafest, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, a life-changing event for the participants and the volunteers.
“We are looking forward to a great time just like the past years at Lake Houston and Galveston,” Bolton added.
If you’re interested in lending a hand at the event, helping fund the cause or just looking for more information, you can contact Gary Bolton at 832.425.4971 or at [email protected] or reach out to event organizer Roger Randall at 832.435.6253 or at [email protected].