With the holidays just around the corner, we at Carolina Skiff are reminded of the importance of spending time with family and friends, as well as giving back to the community and those in need.
This year, we partnered with Make-A-Wish® Michigan to surprise one young man, Brooks, with his dreamboat ahead of the holiday season.
At the surprise unveiling, several representatives from Make-A-Wish attended, including Ashley Sanregret, the foundation’s Communications & Outreach Manager. She said the boat’s reveal to Brooks was one of the most moving Make-A-Wish surprises she’s ever witnessed.
“All of our wishes are really unique and we never know what the next wish is going to be,” said Sanregret. “This is really cool because it’s a wish that will keep on giving — to be able to be out with his family on his boat.”
Brooks was totally surprised when he saw his new Carolina Skiff for the first time. Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish Michigan.
Brooks, who loves being on the water and fishing, was totally shocked when he saw his new boat for the first time – a Carolina Skiff 15 JV CC. The boat was made possible through the support of Carolina Skiff, Suzuki, which supplied the outboard motor, and Yacht Club Trailers.
“We are proud and thrilled to be able to participate in something like this,” said Ray Smith of Carolina Skiff as Brooks sat beaming in his new boat. “To see the smile on [his] face, it’s priceless.”
Brooks, at the helm, with his family, friends and representatives from Make-A-Wish Michigan. Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish Michigan.
With the Michigan winter already in full swing, Brooks said he is going to wait until Summer to officially launch his new boat.
“I’ll hang out in it, sit in it, get the feel for it,” Brooks said. “And come this summer, I won’t be home much.”
We are so thankful we could join Make-A-Wish Michigan to help Brooks’ dream come true.
From all of us at Carolina Skiff, we hope you too can help bring joy to someone in need this holiday season. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year!