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06-28-2005, 11:12 AM
Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the English missionary and physician, once said, “Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” This would explain why there were so many smiles and laughs as MasterCraft hosted a deserving group of 60 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Tennessee to a day of fun out on Tellico Lake. The all-day event brought these kids to the MasterCraft factory where they were able to engage in several relaxing and fun activities like tubing, swimming, lake cruising, volleyball, badminton and horseshoes. Some were even able to go for a ride-along to watch a wakeboarding exhibition in MasterCraft’s award winning X-Star. In between all the fun, MasterCraft made sure there were plenty of food and drinks available.

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/559/B_GC_1.jpgBy the reviews at the end of the exhausting day, the event proved to be better than imagined. “This was the best field trip ever,” announced DJ, one of the teenagers from Montgomery Village. “When my friends hear about this, they will be so jealous!”

The two organizations were just happy to work together on this worthwhile event. “When we received the call from MasterCraft about helping with this event, there was no question we wanted to do it,” said Ernie Brooks, VP of support services for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. “MasterCraft creates a unique product in that their boats are purely fun and entirely recreational and since we try to give our kids opportunities to relax and have fun, this partnership made perfect sense.”

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/559/B_GC_2.jpg“We were excited to reach out to our community in this way,” said Jason Boertje, communications manager of MasterCraft. “We were even more thrilled that the Boys and Girls Clubs reached back by helping us plan and organize this event. There is no doubt it was a joy for our employees to be around these wonderful children and their volunteers; in fact we are still talking about all the kids we were privileged to meet!"

In addition to leaving the event with great memories that will undoubtedly evolve to urban legend, the young people also walked away with some MasterCraft swag like hats, Frisbees and temporary tattoos.