Riding the Wake was a Success

Wakeboarders ride the wake for a good cause. / Jon Benson

Everyone in Albany gathered today at Turner Field Landing for one reason, to raise money for young Curt Poer who is fighting Leigh's disease.

To do that Adam Gilbert organized a Wakefest on the river and invited wakeboarders from all over the southeast to compete and donate money for a good cause.

The event started at 10 am from beginners to advance, including a women's class that started later in the afternoon.

Although this event attracted the riders to the competition they all had one goal in common, and that was to raise money for the Poer family.

Through out the day Adam and company sold t-shirts, held raffles, and auditioned off different items, including a signed wakeboard by a pro.

By the end of the day everyone walked away satisfied; Wakefest raised over 12,000 dollars with all the proceeds donated to the family and while crowning a wakeboard champion.