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Wake boarders compete, raise money for family


Wake boarders in Albany competed, Saturday to raise money for a little boy suffering a debilitating disease.

Hundreds of people came out to Wakefest 2013. For the fourth year, the event raised money for a family in need.

This year, the funds will go to Curt Poer, who has a form of Mitochondria disease that affects his muscles. About 75 riders raced the course all day to give the family a helping hand while having fun.

"We had a benefit concert back in October but nothing big on the water like this. This is really nice," said Katherine Poer.

"Curt is an outstanding little kid. He's just so full of life for the condition he has. It doesn't bring him down one bit," said Adam Gilbert, Wakefest President.

All the money raised from today's competition will help Curt with therapy and medical bills.


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