• 2023 Joey Gratton Memorial Run

    Attending a memorial run is always a cause for mixed emotions. On one hand, a time for remembrance of a friend, competitor, or acquaintance. On the other hand, a time to honor a special person by doing something they loved doing, and would enjoy participating in themselves.


    Joey's boys running with Matt Rice

    2011, when we lost Joey, seems like so long ago. But, in many ways. it just seems like a very short time ago. Way back then, the negative aspects of the accident seemed like a huge slap in the face. This past weekend, seeing his family, friends, and fellow performance boating enthusiasts gave a bit of clarity on how much Joey, and his passion for the sport we all love so much, was respected.




    Other than some fog, it was a great day. Even with the fog, it was an incredible honoring of Joey. Here is a link to the story, and video, from way back then. A Tribute to Joey Gratton


    The Boden Eye in the Sky

    Hopefully this event will continue for a very, very long time. RIP Joey

    Some pics.
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      Even though there was heavy fog in many places, and some had to either not venture out at all or turn around and go back, most of those who could not make it by boat still came by car. It was a great turnout at Caddy's in Bradenton on the Manatee River.

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      Caddy's is planning a major expansion.

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