The 2015 Ohio Governor’s Cup Regatta has partnered with the Lake Improvement Association to bring new thrills to the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys. To be held Aug. 22 and 23, 2015, this year’s event features its ever-popular hydroplane races plus a slate of brand-new attractions that promise fun for everyone. The Ohio Governor’s Cup Regatta is the only event of its kind in the state of Ohio and historically brings more than one million dollars into the local economy; learn more at
The 2015 Ohio Governor’s Cup Regatta will be bigger and better than ever with featured attractions including:
  • Hydroplane races
  • Vintage boats
  • Car cruise-in
  • Motorcycle poker run
  • New kids’ activities
  • Rooster Tail 5K Run
  • More food and beverage vendors
  • Live music Friday and Saturday nights
The Lake Improvement Association is lending the non-profit’s experience in event planning and marketing; the LIA hosts several successful events to support the improvement of Grand Lake St. Marys.
“Our mission is to continually improve the Grand Lake St. Marys experience, and helping the Ohio Governor’s Cup Regatta grow is the perfect opportunity to do that,” said LIA Vice President Mark Piening. “The regatta has a storied history on Grand Lake St. Marys and is a local source of pride; their committee truly puts on an outstanding race. At the same time, it’s much more than a boat race. The LIA’s role is to help organize and market a variety of attractions so everyone can come out and have a great time, whether they love racing or not, and simultaneously increase the event’s economic impact that is so critical to lake improvement efforts.”
For businesses, exclusive sponsorship opportunities have been designed to maximize brand exposure and offer VIP benefits such as corporate tents. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call Deb Hemmelgarn at 567-644-9226.
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