Wakefest

Wakefest WakeFest is a charity grassroots wakeboard tournament, raising money for children in need and taking place in Albany, Georgia.
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Operating as usual

07/29/2020

Since 2009 Wakefest has been proud to bring together our community and help a local family in need through a fun weekend including a wakeboarding contest and golf tournament. Over the last 12 years, we have been blessed with tremendous support from both individuals and small businesses in our area, and we looked forward to the same participation and support for this year. However, the last several months have been difficult across our nation, particularly here at home in Albany. Although we have been looking forward to this summer's event, we must be considerate of the health risks and economic hardship that families and businesses are facing. In light of current events, and after a discussion with our friends at Georgia Wake Series, we believe that it is in the best interests of our community and Wakefest to cancel the 2020 event. Doing so will allow us all to come back stronger in the summer of 2021. Thank you for your support throughout the years and we can’t wait to get together again in 2021!

Wakefest
06/24/2020

Wakefest

Please send your prayers up for one of our own!! This sweet girl is one of the main reasons Wakefest got its start and w...
06/24/2020

Please send your prayers up for one of our own!! This sweet girl is one of the main reasons Wakefest got its start and we were blessed to be a part of this families lives! Taylor you will be missed! Glad you have now found your peace and gained your wings!! Please keep the Rumph family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time!!! Stephanie Davis Rumph Tommy Rumph

02/17/2020

ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!! We will be announcing dates and family in the coming weeks!!! Thanks for all the support and look forward to another great year!!!

#dobetter #wakefestga2020 #believe

Fight Like Evan
11/21/2019

Fight Like Evan

Scans this week confirm that Evan is still CANCER FREE!
Thank you sweet Jesus! 🙌🎗
Barring any liver complications, Evan will be HOME through Thanksgiving and Christmas! This is a big deal to our family. Evan has spent the last few years in and out of the hospital and we’re so excited to celebrate with him at home.
We will return to Atlanta in early January for additional scans and testing.
As always, thank you all for loving our sweet boy!
#fightlikeevan #cancerfree

Fight Like Evan
11/08/2019

Fight Like Evan

My little helper and I spent the last 2 days shipping tshirt orders and he’s so proud of himself! 😁
If you’ve already paid your invoice, you should receive your shirt soon! THANK YOU! ❤️
If you haven’t, please do so soon so we can send it your way!
We have over $300 in unpaid invoices. We run on a bit of an honor system so if you asked for a shirt, we went ahead and ordered it.
Let me know if you need more time or didn’t receive an invoice! We’re easy to get along with! 😉

Also! DONT FORGET! We’ll be set up in Leary, GA this Saturday at 7am with lots and lots of goodies for sale! You won’t be able to miss us! Thank you to everyone that has donated! We’ve got tons of good stuff so be sure to stop by and grab some lemonade too!

We have a few extra shirts that will available on Saturday. Quantities are limited!

Big hugs & thank you all for loving our sweet boy!
#fightlikeevan #65mileyardsale #goodbyecancer #lemonadestand #evanstrong

Fight Like Evan
10/29/2019

Fight Like Evan

This sweet boy is busting out of here today!
A few weeks of antibiotics and he should be good as new.
Thank you so much for praying us through this past week!
#fightlikeevan #homebound #choa

🙏🏻🙏🏻
10/26/2019

🙏🏻🙏🏻

Earlier today, Evan had surgery to drain the cyst that had developed near his spleen.
Once inside, his surgeon removed over 20cc of fluid and infection. They have already started him on 2 broad spectrum intravenous antibiotics to battle the infection with additional procedures scheduled on Monday to determine exactly what is happening and how we can prevent it from happening again.
It looks like we may be here for a little while. However, we’ve moved to the oncology floor and both of us are much more comfortable!
Daddy is driving up late tonight with clothes, blankets, pillows, and anything else we need to settle in for a while.
Thank you for all the love and prayers!
#fightlikeevan #daddytotherescue #choa #aflaccancercenter

PS. Apparently he got tired of me talking to him...I have no idea why he’s sleeping with his finger in his ear but he’s still cute! 🤷‍♀️😂

Great news
09/17/2019

Great news

Evan’s scans show NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE!
Thank you sweet Jesus for answered prayers!! 🙌 Thank you for every single prayer that flooded Heaven for our sweet boy!
We scan again in 8 weeks but NO CHEMO right now!!
In the meantime, we plan to cherish every single day with Evan!
If you need us, we’ll be having our daily dance party in the kitchen! 💃❤️
#THANKYOUGOD #fightlikeevan #cancerfree

09/14/2019
Twisted Timber

Go check this place out in Albany! Big supporters of Wakefest and just great people all the way around!!

#supportlocal

Come throw with us! Prices are as follows:
$20 per person for 1 hr
$37 per person for 2 hours
$15 per person for first responders and military
$30 per person for 2 hr for parties of 8 or more

WOW!!!
09/06/2019

WOW!!!

We love you Bennett! ❤️

09/05/2019
Lee County Primary School

Bennett now has his wings. Fly high buddy and look over us all!!!

Please take a moment and pray for this family as they go through this difficult time!!!

#teambennett

With a heavy heart we want to let our LCPS family know that Bennett has passed away. We covet your thoughts during this time. ❤️

Lee County Primary School
08/30/2019

Lee County Primary School

While we celebrate a long weekend and all the great things we learned at LCPS today, there is a little boy fighting for his life. His heart function is not good. His heart team is working hard to make him better. Hug your children tightly... #teambennett ❤️

08/16/2019
BENNETT JONES CHECK PRESENTATION

Another great year in the books!!! Check out the video and get to sharing!!!

Thanks so much to all the sponsors and the help to make this happen!!! Tomlinson Marketing Group

Big news coming!!!!! TMG Network
08/16/2019

Big news coming!!!!! TMG Network

Georgia Wake Series
08/15/2019

Georgia Wake Series

The Series Finale at Terminus Wake Park Sunday is stacked! Check out the rundown of what's in store:
1. Discounted Rider Practice
2. C'est Tout Bon 2 Eat Food Truck for Lunch
3. Awards Ceremony with Live Music from Captain and the Kid

Send some prayers up!!
08/03/2019

Send some prayers up!!

I didn’t post over the last few days because I wasn’t sure what to say.
Kraig & I spent hours with Evan’s oncologist this week discussing his test results and treatment options. Scans show that the neuroblastoma has spread, with a new occurrence developing on his skull right above his eye. Further testing early next week will provide more information but we also know the pathology of his cancer has changed, limiting Evan’s treatment options even further.
I’ll be able to provide more details of the treatment & hopeful trials planned next week but please keep Evan in your prayers as we process this new information.
Our family is devastated. Our hearts are hurting.
As always, thank you all for loving our sweet boy.
#fightlikeevan #evanstrong

For those asking how to help, donations can be made here.
Thank you! ❤️
https://paypal.me/pools/c/8gzZgwGqwg

Lee County Primary School
07/28/2019

Lee County Primary School

Mrs. DeVane and Mrs. Murdock are headed home from St. Louis. Bennett is doing great. He nodded yes and no to us and he even tried to write. #teambennett

07/28/2019
Lee County Primary School

Lee County Primary School

Surgery time at 9:00 pm GA time... ❤️❤️❤️ surgery expected to last 12+ hours #teambennett #72719heartday

Ok prayer warriors!! Time to send them up!! 8:00 tonight Bennett gets a new heart! Sending prayers for everyone involved...
07/27/2019

Ok prayer warriors!! Time to send them up!! 8:00 tonight Bennett gets a new heart! Sending prayers for everyone involved!! Laura Daniel Jones

Lee County Primary School
07/27/2019

Lee County Primary School

Mrs. DeVane and Mrs. Murdock are headed to be with Bennett! He’s getting his new heart today! We are so thankful for the family who chose organ donation! #teambennett

07/23/2019

We still have shirts available if anyone missed out!! Get with Camille Chancey Miles and she can tell you what’s left!!!

07/21/2019

Winning team of the Golf Tournament:

Ryan Watson
Jamie Pritchard
Lance Eldridge

Top 3 for the Rib Cook off:

Smoky Times
Second Hand Smoke
Bad Kitty

Wake Fest raises money for boy with heart condition
07/21/2019
Wake Fest raises money for boy with heart condition

Wake Fest raises money for boy with heart condition

Saturday, residents in Lee County came together to enjoy water sports, and a rib eating contest to raise money for a family in need at this year’s Wake Fest.

07/20/2019

Another year in the books!! Thanks to all our sponsors and to everyone that came out to support us!!! We would not be able to do what we do without you all!!

#teambennett
#wakefest19

MadFin
07/20/2019

MadFin

Wakefest

💙💙💙

#getoutgetwet for Bennett
#prayforbennett
#teambennett
#hearthero

🌊🏄🏼‍♂️🤙🏼

07/20/2019

Come on out to Chehaw today and enjoy the fun!! Riders will start hitting the water around 9 and we have a rib cook off going on also!!!! Lots of fun by land or water!!!

#teambennett
#wakefest2019

07/20/2019

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Golf Event today!! What a unreal turnout!! Should have known it would rain again!! 😂😂😂

Lee County Primary School
07/19/2019

Lee County Primary School

Coach Griffin, Mrs. DeVane and Dr. Miller are supporting Bennett Jones during the Wakefest Golf Tournament. #teambennett #wearefamiLEE

07/19/2019

All shirts ordered online are at Dawson Road Pawn!! Thanks!!!!

After today we will take them to the event tomorrow at Chehaw and then Monday they will be back at Dawson Road Pawn!!!

Wakefest Golf Tournament at Stonebridge is almost here!!! Lunch is at 12 and Tee-off is at 1 TOMORROW. If you are signed...
07/18/2019

Wakefest Golf Tournament at Stonebridge is almost here!!! Lunch is at 12 and Tee-off is at 1 TOMORROW. If you are signed up to play golf, make sure to get there early to register and give handicaps. Close to 40 teams have entered the tournament...this should make for a fun day! Can’t wait to see everyone!

Check this out!!!!!  The trophy for the winner of the Rib cook off on Saturday!!! #pigscanfly
07/17/2019

Check this out!!!!! The trophy for the winner of the Rib cook off on Saturday!!!

#pigscanfly

Please pray for one of Wakefest own!! We love ya buddy!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
07/16/2019

Please pray for one of Wakefest own!! We love ya buddy!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Kraig & I are heartbroken to report that Evan’s neuroblastoma has relapsed once again.
Over the last 24hrs, our hearts have broken repeatedly as we’ve told friends and family of our uncertain future. We don’t know much yet but ask for prayers as we learn more about Evan’s prognosis.
We plan to fill the upcoming days with more love, laughter and joy than previously imaginable. Evan has always and continues to write his own story. A testimony of resilience, determination and utter sweetness.
He’s smart but doesn’t understand that he struggles more than most. He thinks we all fight this hard to live. Please keep Evan in your prayers.
#fightlikeevan #evanstrong #prayforevan

ETA:
For those asking how you can help, any contributions made here go 100% to help with anything necessary to get him the care he needs. Gas cards, lodging, meals, etc.
Thank you ❤️

https://paypal.me/pools/c/8gzZgwGqwg

Visit Albany, GA
07/15/2019

Visit Albany, GA

Get woke at Wakefest--Georgia's premier wakeboarding tourney series this Saturday at Chehaw in #VisitAlbanyGA. 💦 http://bit.ly/2Xw8XXL

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Chehaw Park
Albany, GA
31705

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