One hundred percent of all donations were split equally between Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation, Supporting Heroes and The Mission Continues.

Surdyke Yamaha of Osage Beach has announced donations to four military and first responder charities from donations collected during the 2017 Boat and PWC Ride for Freedom.

The event consisted of a 150-mile boat or PWC ride from Surdyke’s Port 20 to Truman Dam and back to Dog Days Bar and Grill at the 19-mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks on Sept. 10.

In addition to donations made during the ride, Greg and Ginger Surdyke of Surdyke Yamaha matched those funds dollar for dollar.

One hundred percent of all donations were split equally between Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation, Supporting Heroes and The Mission Continues.

Since 1984, C.O.P.S. has provided healing, love and life renewed for America’s serving law enforcement families.

Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation develops student leaders by providing schools and organizations with inspiring leadership programs which engage students in moral, ethical and strategic problem solving to start them on the path to becoming exceptional leaders of character.

Supporting Heroes is a vehicle by which citizens can show their appreciation for the daily service sacrifices of public safety servants, honoring those in the police, fire and emergency medical services who make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact, deploying veterans on new missions in their communities so that their actions inspire future generations to serve.

Surdyke Yamaha thanks all of those who participated, especially those who donated their time and resources to the event a success. This includes Dog Days Bar and Grill, Mimosa Beach Resort, Camdenton Firearms, Hulett Chevrolet, BF Racing, Paradise Upholstery, Farrell Real Estate, Tracey Hayes, Jason Hecht, Matt Travis, Craig Neece, Jim Pettit, Warren Neighbor, Daniel Barber, Charles Smethers and Warren Preutt.

The 2018 Boat and PWC Ride for Freedom will take place Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.