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    Hero Appreciation Ride in San Diego

    I just received OK from the Navy to proceed with my Ride, with a tentative date of June 2nd. I am waiting on an OK from the Marine Corp for this date, as 90% of the Hero's are Marines. I am inviting individuals with PWC's (or a boat) to attend this event to Thank these guys for what they did for YOU & ME. No groups are allowed, only individuals with NO other agenda other than showing these guys a good time on the water.
    The #1 question I get asked at the Medical Center is "can I drive??", so anyone who does NOT want a Hero to drive their PWC while they sit on the back SHOULD NOT ATTEND. Not all will want to drive, but some will.
    Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested in attending and I will add your name to my list. Please say how many PWC you can bring, so I can get a total of rides available to Hero's. A Liability waiver MUST be signed on-site before you can participate. This is about the Hero's, and NOTHING else. No fund-raising is allowed, I had to return over $3,000 to individuals last month. Thanks for helping & God Bless America !!
    Ray Hinton


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    Good News !!!

    All Hero Riders check your email.....GOOD news !!!
    Everyone else, email me ([email protected]) to get on the Hero Rider list !!!

    God Bless America !!!!
    Ray Hinton

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    Good News !!!

    Mr. & Mrs.David West, who lost their Marine son in November in Iraq, has graciously agreed to attend our event.
    Talk about the Ultimate Sacrifice, these 2 people have made it.
    I want everyone to personally shake their hands & thank them for their son's service & sacrifice for OUR country.
    Mr. West has arranged for Undecided, a local San Diego rock band, to perform at our event.
    He has also arranged for 2 boats to be at the event for ride support & a place for wounded Hero's to ride if they choose.
    This is getting BIGGER & BETTER by the day.....Thanks to everyone for helping me pull this off.
    Ray
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    What an incredible family. I would be honored to shake their hands. Truly
    inspiring!
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    More good news !!!

    Mr. West called late last night and has arranged for another band to perform at our event......that makes 3 !!!!!
    Can you say "Wounded Hero's Music Fest !!!"
    This is going to be GREAT !!
    I *probably* won't have as many ski's as Hero's, so the ones on the beach can ROCK OUT & eat & drink while waiting for their turn to ride.
    More news as it comes in....
    Ray Hinton

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    My cousin & I "might" be able to make it. It depends on my work schedule.
    That make 3 more ski's. I just hope they don't plummet the Dupont ski like to jeff at talladega..

    I'll let you know soon.

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    Jim , it would be great if you and Don could make it. BTW, the Charger Cheerleaders will be there and possibly Junior Seau. Check out the update on PWCToday, '07 Pwc Tours and Gatherings forum.
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    Hero Rider Update

    Hi Hero Riders !!!
    Exciting news for our event !!
    Randy Laine (http://www.jetskistunts.com/ ) , the BEST watermen/tow-in-surfer/jetskiier in the world, has agreed to *try* and show up at our event !! (PLEASE Randy !!)
    Randy's Dad is a retired Marine Colonel, so he has a real connection to this worthy cause.
    He has volunteered 2 of his personal ski's for the event that we will probably need pilots for (is this right Randy?).
    WaterCraft World's Jason Johnson and Brian Lombardi have also contacted me and offered to support our event.
    We are getting WORLD CLASS people & COMPANIES behind us now !!!
    Current list of supporters are.....
    • The Wounded Warriors Project
    • American Watercraft Association
    • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
    • Armed Forces YMCA
    • US Navy
    • US Marine Corps
    • HydroTurf
    • Havasu PWC Club
    • Phoenix PWC Club
    • San Diego PWC Club
    • Embassy International Limousine
    • Fiddler’s Cove Marina MWR
    • Naval Medical Center Balboa
    • Wounded Warrior House Camp Pendleton
    • Kansas City Barbeque
    • San Diego Chargers (+Charger Girls)
    • San Diego Harbor Police
    • WaterCraft World Magazine
    More supportors are contacting me daily !!
    Thanks for ALL of your help & support, I couldn't have done this without it !!!!!!!!!
    Keep those PWC seats coming !!!!!!
    REMEMBER, if you plan on attending, you MUST register with me your puller license #, names of attendees & number of seats available for Heroes or you WILL not get past the Marine Guards with M-16's at the gate...Navy rules, not mine.
    God Bless America & Those who Serve !!!!
    Ray Hinton
    President - San Diego PWC AWA Charter Club

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    Wounded Warrior PWC Ride in San Diego

    More Good News !!

    The AWA just contacted me and said all AWA members attending this AWA sanctioned event will be covered by a 1-day liability policy through the AWA. You can sign-up at the event with me and get ALL the advantages of being an AWA member (+ some swag :>)
    I will have a sign-up tent with the AWA banner at the event site for people wishing to join on event day, and be covered THAT day.
    All non-AWA members MUST sign my liability waiver on-site to protect me & the Navy.
    Thanks !
    Ray Hinton
    President - San Diego PWC AWA Charter Club
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    I just came from meeting Randy Laine & Ross Champion at Oceanside Harbor.
    I case you don't know, Ross just returned from Europe where he kicked some serious European butt in IFWA FreeRide Competition in Portugal last week.(See below)
    Ross and Randy have committed to coming to our event and "showing off" for the Wounded Warriors (& us) in the swells off of Point Loma.
    Randy & Ross are helping me BIG TIME recruiting more seats for Heroes for our event.
    THANKS Randy & Ross for helping me in this GREAT cause !!
    Please see attached pics.
    Ray
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    USA's ROSS CHAMPION WINS!!!
    http://www.pronautica.com.br/Photo_Gallery/ifwa_2007_portugal_1/index.htm
    This just in From Randy Laine; Oceanside's own
    HydroTurf sponsored Ross Champion took first place in
    the IFWA's (International Freeride Watercraft
    Association) Portugal Tour Stop this week.

    Taking 4th is Blowsion sponsored Zack Waddle, and our
    very own Mike Serlin (also sponsored by HydroTurf)
    placed very well in the top ten as well!

    I'm expecting a call from Ross shortly, so more
    information and photos will follow. Please join us in
    congratulating Ross on this amazing victory!

    I remember just two short years ago when he came out
    for his first competition in Oceanside and nearly beat
    Federico Buffachi of Italy on an FX1! (Buffachi almost
    wet himself...lol!)


    Ray Hinton - President
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