Sweepstakes will give away Nautique sportboat

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As part of its Nautique Cares initiative, Nautique is donating a 2014 Super Air Nautique G21 to benefit As Our Own, a non-profit organization.

A sweepstakes will determine the winner of the boat, which is valued at more than $120,000.

As Our Own works in India to rescue vulnerable girls from certain enslavement and exploitation, caring for them as their own. Last fall, Nautique employees visited India to learn about As Our Own. Although the team was saddened by the situation, it also came home determined to help.

The Nautique team developed a plan to donate a one-of-a-kind Super Air Nautique G21 that will be awarded at the beginning of next year. From now through Dec. 31, people who donate a minimum of $100 to As Our Own via the group’s web page will automatically be entered for a chance to win.

Each month, contributors also will be entered in a drawing for other items, such as Nautique Gear, an autographed Shaun Murray Hyperlite wakeboard with bindings or a remote-control Super Air Nautique G23.

In addition to the sweepstakes, Nautique is working with its sister company, the Orlando Watersports Complex, to host a fall concert there for the benefit of As Our Own. Details will be announced soon.

“As Our Own is incredibly appreciative of Nautique’s passion and commitment to help vulnerable girls in India,” As Our Own CEO Ralph Borde said in a statement. “To donate a boat and work with us to promote raising funds and awareness proves once again what a special organization Nautique is. We could not be more thankful.”

“After Nautique employees visited India last fall we felt obliged to help; the need is so huge, and As Our Own is doing such an amazing job that we wanted to support them,” Nautique president and CEO Bill Yeargin said.

“Over the past 30 years I have visited many of the poorest places on our planet, including communities in Africa, Asia, South and Central America where there is horrible poverty; however, I have never seen a need as great as the need our team saw in India. I truly hope our Nautique friends will visit the website to learn how they can join us in helping As Our Own.”

Click here for Yeargin’s blog detailing the experience on the company’s website.

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