Wake the World (WTW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was started in 2008 with the goal to provide children from local group homes with a fun, care-free day on the water. Since then, it has grown to the largest organization of its kind with over 60 events nationwide. Boat owners volunteer to provide watersports opportunities to children who come from all types of backgrounds and situations.
Wake the World Ohio began in 2010 in Columbus and hosts the event at the Scioto Boat Club on Griggs Reservoir, near downtown. In 2019, we will be partnering with The Columbus Homeless Families Foundation, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that children and families are empowered to maintain a stable home. We plan on hosting nearly 70 kids at our event this year.