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Discover Boating names sweepstakes winner

Cassidy Welch of Hot Springs, Ark., is the winner of Discover Boating's Making Waves sweepstakes.

Her entry was randomly selected from the contest's nearly 30,000 registrants, and she was awarded $25,000 toward the purchase of a new National Marine Manufacturers Association-certified boat. Welch chose a 2010 Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW with a 2010 Mercury 60-hp engine from Bradford Marine and ATV in Hot Springs, Ark.

The sweepstakes was held as part of the launch of Discover Boating's online game application for Facebook titled Making Waves. It's designed to put at-home water-sports enthusiasts into the virtual captain's chair to experience the boating lifestyle.

"Our Making Waves sweepstakes was a way for Discover Boating to draw attention to the passion boaters and non-boaters have for being on the water, building awareness for Discover Boating in the process," said Carl Blackwell, chief marketing officer for Discover Boating and the NMMA.

With her choice of the Tracker Pro Team 175, Welch, her husband and two daughters, ages 8 and 13, plan to use the boat for fishing outings, skiing and tubing, and spending time together on the water.

The family will boat on lakes Catherine, Hamilton and Ouachita and hopes to take the boat on fishing trips throughout the country. Although the family owns kayaks, Welch was not a boat owner before she won the sweepstakes.

Click here to view the Making Waves game application.


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