An SRYC tradition. Celebrate the first summer holiday weekend by serving a beverage and snack on your dock and sampling all the others. This year, we will start on C dock. Good times!
Sorry! Due to river and weather conditions, this event has been cancelled for 2019. See you next year!
SRYC Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization operating in Ottawa, Illinois and serving the Illinois River Valley.
2017 Ron Robb Special People Cruise – JUNE 1, 2019
The Ron Robb Special People Cruise is an annual event hosted by SRYC Charities. This free event provides individuals with special needs with recreational and educational opportunities. The Special People Cruise takes place at Starved Rock Yacht Club along the Illinois River, adjacent to Starved Rock State Park. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend regardless of their need level as we can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
Some Highlights of the Cruise Include:
- Boat rides along the Illinois River (life jackets provided)
- Assortment of games, crafts, prizes and music
- Complimentary lunch provided to all participants
Visit the SRYC Charities Website to learn more about their programs and grants.
Volunteers are needed on the day of the event for food, games, life jacket fitting, boat captains, etc. Anyone who is able to help with setup on Friday, please come! And be sure to save some energy for cleanup after the event Saturday afternoon. Many hands make light work! Most of the parking lot will be needed for the event, so please help by moving your vehicles as requested by the event staff.
Steak dinner, followed by Miss Riverbottom tryouts. Cocktails at 5pm, dinner served from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Price is one punch plus $5.00 or $17.50. Menu includes 14 oz steak, potato, vegetable, rolls, salad bar and dessert. Homemade desserts are welcome! RSVP by June 5.
Wear your best Hawaiian shirt to get into the island mindset!
Wide Waters Yacht Club at Starved Rock Marina sponsors their traditional Draw Down super raffle and delicious pork dinner.