Hydros for Heros is an American Power Boats Association registered points paying race event. For the City of Oak Harbor, the race has a much deeper meaning. Hydro’s for Heroes is a charity event sponsored by and run by The Craig McKenzie Team Foundation of Keller Williams Whidbey Realty. The premise of the event highlights the heroes of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and other heroes in our local community such as police, firefighters and other such professions.
The race is run by Seattle Drag & Ski. The event is operated by volunteers from The Craig McKenzie Team Foundation and the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor with all the net proceeds from the event going to the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s charitable works. Primary among these causes is the Food for Kids Backpack Program. This program provides food for more than 85 elementary-age children each weekend whereas these kids may not eat between Friday’s free lunch at school and Monday’s free breakfast.