As the Lake Cumberland region gets ready to
host the biggest event in speed boat racing, volunteers are needed to
pitch in and help with nearly every aspect of the event—from keeping
boats out of the way during race time on the water to helping with
parking and traffic—when OSS racing series returns to South Central
Kentucky for the 2010 Lake Cumberland Grand Prix.
This year’s race will be held on June 4-6 at
Waitsboro Recreation Area, located off of U.S. 27 in Somerset, on this end of Lake
Cumberland in one of the most
challenging courses on the OSS
The 4.3-mile course, shaped as an upside
down U shape in the bend of the lake, will test the skills of some of
the top drivers on the circuit as high-speed powerboats capable of
reaching speeds of 200 mph hit the waves of Lake Cumberland.
Just a short distance away from the race
course, The Center for Rural Development will serve as the official site
for Race Village.
Many of the community events leading up to
the start of the race and the final awards ceremony will be held in the
south parking lot and on the grounds of The Center. Race Village
also will serve as command central for OSS drivers to meet-and-greet visitors
when they are not on the water racing.
“This is a great event for the Lake
Cumberland area, and we need volunteers who are willing to step up and
assist us in different areas of service that will make the 2010 Lake
Cumberland Grand Prix the best event possible,” Jack Keeney, executive
director of Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce and coordinator
of volunteers, said.
“We are honored the
OSS racing series is returning to Lake Cumberland for the second
consecutive year,” he added, “ and The Center for Rural Development will
serve as the office site for Race Village.”
In addition for the need for community
volunteers, a variety of sponsorships are available for businesses and
companies in the Lake
Cumberland area to
support the event. The packages include different levels of giving and
“This race is like NASCAR on the water. We
need the business community to get involved in the Lake Cumberland Grand
Prix and help support this event,” event coordinator Larry Combs,
director of business services for The Center, said. “The race will
provide a great opportunity for a business or company to obtain maximum
exposure in Lake
target market during one of the biggest—if not the biggest—events to
take place in South Central Kentucky this summer.”
For more information on sponsorships,
contact Combs at The Center at 606-677-6000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers and vendors are encouraged to
visit the 2010 Lake Cumberland Grand Prix Web site at www.lakecumberlandgrandprix.com
or contact the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce at
606-679-7323 to sign up for service opportunities or to register to
participate in the event.