LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (July 23, 2021) – Today, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, along with two non-profit organizations, Operation Wakesurf and Hungry Heroeshosted a BBQ lunch for first responders in Richland, Lexington, and Newberry Counties. 

Over 75 first responders attended the BBQ and even more picked up lunches to take back to the first responders from their departments that were unable to attend. South Carolina Senator Katrina Shealy was also in attendance.

Operation Wake Surf is a non-profit organization based out of Mooresville, NC whose mission is to provide an unforgettable and unique experience to first responders and military personnel who keep our communities and country safe. Operation Wake Surf blends the healing power of water, camaraderie and mentorship via their compassionate coaches by sharing their passion for wake surfing with first responders and military personnel. This gives their participants an amazing experience on the water while instilling community, confidence, camaraderie and the respect they deserve.

Hungry Heroes is a non-profit based out of Rock Hill, SC whose mission is to show appreciation to first responders by traveling around the country and hosting BBQ’s for different agencies. 

Mark McKinney, President of Pleasurecraft stated, “We were thrilled to be able to host this event for all of our local first responders. This was one small way for us to give back to those that serve our local community every day and do not always get the recognition they deserve.”

Robby Maschhaupt, founder of Operation Wake Surf stated, “We are so thankful for the opportunity today to partner with Pleasurecraft to serve and show support to local law enforcement, fire, and EMS.”

Founder of Hungry Heroes, Amanda Riggan stated, “We always enjoy serving local heroes and the first event at Pleasurecraft was a success. We look forward to growing our partnership with Pleasurecraft and hosting many more of these events with them.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 96 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit