HAPO_Story_Image_14The Tri-City Water Follies Association is pleased to announce that HAPO Community Credit Union will be the Title Sponsor of the Columbia Cup race for Unlimited Hydroplanes as well as the Over the River Air Show for 2014.

“The three-day event scheduled this year for July 25-27, continues to grow in attendance and community support”, says John Mostoller, 2014 President of Water Follies. “We are continually exploring how to grow the event, and are excited that HAPO expressed significant interest in allowing us to expand the experience!”

The Water Follies Board of Directors meets year-round to plan and execute the Tri-Cities premier summer celebration. “Sponsorship opportunities are one of the most critical components to the success of the event,” said Mostoller.

HAPO trademarked the “Official Sponsor of Summer” in 2009 and has been the sponsor of the Over the River Air Show since 2008.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to have such a tremendous impact to the summer fun in our community,” said Steve Anderson, HAPO Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

Event Director Kathy Powell, said, “Tri City Water Follies will celebrate the 49th running of hydroplanes on the Columbia this year, and we are already gearing up for our 50th Anniversary next year.”

Approximately 1,200 volunteers work throughout the year to plan and execute the event for 65,000 spectators. The Tri Cities is recognized throughout the circuit as a top venue for the sport and won the Tri Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau’s Tourism Champion Award in 2012.