OSAGE BEACH, Missouri (PRESS RELEASE) – On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Surdyke Yamaha announced that donations were made to 4 separate military and first responder charities in response to donations given during the 2017 Boat and PWC Ride for Freedom held on September 10, 2017, at the Lake of the Ozarks. 100% of all donations were given to the 4 charities and the funds were matched dollar for dollar by Greg and Ginger Surdyke of Surdyke Yamaha. The Ride consisted of a 150-mile boat or PWC ride from Surdyke’s Port 20 to Truman Dam and back to Dog Days Bar and Grill at the 19 MM of Lake of the Ozarks.


Surdyke Yamaha would like to thank all those that participated and especially those who donated their time and resources to the event to make it a success. These groups and individuals include:

  • Dog Days Bar and Grill
  • Mimosa Beach Resort
  • Camdenton Firearms
  • Hulett Chevrolet-Buick-GMC
  • BF Racing
  • Paradise Upholstery
  • Farrell Real-estate
  • Tracey Hayes
  • Jason Hecht
  • Matt Travis
  • Craig Neece
  • Jim Pettit
  • Warren Neighbour
  • Daniel Barber
  • Charles Smethers
  • Warren Preutt


100% of all donations were split equally between the following 4 Charities:

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Charity

Since 1984, C.O.P.S. has provided healing, love, and life renewed for America’s surviving law enforcement families.

Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation

Developing student leaders by providing schools and organizations with inspiring leadership programs which will engage students in moral, ethical, and strategic problem solving to start them on the path to becoming exceptional leaders of character.

Supporting Heroes Charity

Creating a vehicle by which citizens could show their appreciation for the daily service sacrifices of public safety servants. Honoring those in the police, fire, and EMS services who make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Mission Continues Charity

The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Deploying veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.


Surdyke Yamaha is thankful for everyone that came out to support such a great cause. The 2018 Boat and PWC Ride for Freedom will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Mark your calendars now and save the date. We hope to see you there!