EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – The second annual Wake the World event was held at El Dorado Lake on Friday.
Wake the World is a nonprofit organization. It includes a group of boat owners that take a group of kids to the lake for swimming, tubing and other various water activities. The kids that participate in the event don’t have the opportunity to engage in those activities otherwise.
“It really just touches your heart because this is something that we get to enjoy every weekend and so when we can share what we love every weekend with kids that have never got to do it, it just makes it that much better,” said Stephanie Casey, a volunteer with Wake the World.
The event is put on thanks to numerous sponsors, including Dillons, Sam’s, Cargill and Freddy’s.
Wake the World was started in North Carolina in 2008. It is now in more than 40 states with several hundred volunteers.