It sure doesn’t feel like five years has past since we lost Joey… but sadly it has been and once again on New Years Day we will gather in Sarasota for the now 5th Annual Joey Gratton Memorial Run.
Offshore Powerboater/Racer Ryan Beckley along with Billy Glueck, Gary Jones, Brett Lee Furshman and many other friends from Sarasota, Florida had been doing this run for along time before 2011 and always bring a great time to kick off the new year.
I have been doing this run for about eight years and it has always been a great way to bring in the New Year. In the past Powerboaters from all over the world have been coming to Sarasota for this great event and each year it continues to grow and grow.
We all miss Joey very much and taking the time to gather and remember him and how he brought life to our lives is itself a tremendous New Year Gift for each and everyone of us.