The Wake Up Project

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The Wake Up is back in full swing for another year of family fun and fundraising!

For those of you who don’t already know, The Wake Up is an event held at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing New Jersey. It is a charity wake board competition that raises money for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Vincent Giardino started the organization in memory of his little cousin and my baby brother, Cole. 

This year, the event is on July 27th, 2019 and it has added a food truck festival! The lineup includes 10 trucks each with their own flavor and style. This portion of the event is really exciting, especially, for the foodies among us…myself included. I will personally be hitting every truck until I fall into a food coma.

Beyond the food trucks are other exciting things to do like, corn hole games and bouncy houses. Last year there were some seriously competitive corn hole competitions among the visitors and the kids had a blast jumping around in the bouncy houses.

The event also includes non-food vendors where you can purchase merchandise like t-shirts, board shorts, and even wake boards if you’re in the market for a new board, or your first board.

The main event and the obvious inspiration for the whole operation is the competition. The sign up for it is currently live on the Wake Ups website . There are several divisions for all levels from beginners to professionals.

The competition is a great to sign up for and be apart of but if you’re not into water sports or don’t really know much about them, being a spectator is also a ton of fun. In fact, most of the visitors who come support the wake up are just there to watch and have a good time on dry land!

The Wake Up is great event for the whole family. Its mission is worthy of support and the volunteers who put their heart into it, are dedicated and driven in their fight for a better world. As the Wake Up continues to grow we are proud to continue to bring wholesome family fun into the community, for the community.

The Wake up team is excited to bring you this event for its second year. We cant wait to see you there.

xS, Wake Up Project VP

Location: 753 Park Rd Mays Landing NJ, 08330 United States

Date: July 27th, 2019

Time: 9:30 am 

Follow the Wake Up on instagram: @thewakeupp


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