Hotel Fitness Named Sponsor of TRF Raft Race

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Credit: Eric Dutkiewicz

Hotel Fitness Named Sponsor of TRF Raft Race

May 24, 2014 Updated May 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - On the heels of a successful Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in 2013, the fitness equipment distributor is branching out into the Three Rivers Festival.

Hotel Fitness, a division of Brigadoon Fitness, will sponsor the Raft Race at Three Rivers Festival 46. The Raft Race begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, and will wind down the St. Marys River downtown.

Hotel Fitness CEO Bruce Dye helped bring back the Raft Race at TRF in 2013 after 15-year hiatus. About 70 rafts, 400 rafters and thousands of spectators attended the Raft Race.

Hotel Fitness will also take part in the Lutheran Health Network Three Rivers Festival Parade on Saturday, July 12. LPGA Symetra Tour golfer Kristi O'Brien will walk as part of the Hotel Fitness entry in the parade. O'Brien, a Fort Wayne native and multi-time Women's City Golf Champion, recently competed on the Golf Channel's Big Break Florida reality show with hopes of making the LPGA Tour.

The 46th annual Three Rivers Festival runs Friday, July 11, through Saturday, July 19.

The Hotel Fitness Championship returns to Sycamore Hills Golf Club on Aug. 25-31. The tournament is one of four legs in the Tour Finals, which will determine 50 players who earn card sfor the 2014-15 PGA Tour season.

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