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From Powerboating For A Cure (above) to Support Our Troops, the charitable go-fast boating events so far this summer have been spectacular. Photo courtesy/copyright Chuck Guthrie and John Ainslie.

Using the Memorial and Labor Day weekends as starting and ending points, we’re a little more than halfway through the summer boating season, at least as far as organized events with significant charitable components go. And what an amazing season it’s been so far.

Consider this:

•Inspired by an inspiring 15-year-old named Tanner Howard in honor of Art and Melissa McMahan and Anthony and Tammy Reece, the inaugural Memorial Fun Run on Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland raised almost $7,000 for the Jamestown Fire Department’s Lake Cumberland dive and rescue team.

•Spearheaded by big-hearted performance boating community member Greg Harris, the Jacksonville River Rally and Fun Run raised $11,500 for Camp Amigo, a nonprofit North Florida organization that provides a weeklong summer camping experience for kids recovering from the emotional and physical scars of severe burn injuries.

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