2017 Admiral Sponsor

About Carefree Boat Club

Carefree Boat Club was founded in Virginia in 2002. Since our inception Carefree Boat Club has become the premier boat club operator in the US and Canada. Everything we do is based on operating at the highest standards in the industry. Our membership ratios are strictly maintained (10 members -1 boat), as are the quality and upkeep of our boats. Our goal is to provide our members with the highest quality boating experience, to provide a safe and easy intro into boating for new boaters and to offer the best variety of boats and ports possible. Our ultimate goal is to make boating fun, easy and affordable. Contact your local club today and find out how you can start creating family memories.


2017 Captain Sponsors

Fish Springs Marina

Fish Springs Marina is the oldest continuously operating marina on beautiful Watauga Lake, having been in the White family for three generations beginning with Ray White the day the lake opened in 1949. Tom White passed the torch to his son in 2001 and Fish Springs Marina is now fully owned and operated by Thomas White, grandson of the original founder. Watauga Lake is the perfect family-oriented destination for boating, fishing, camping or sightseeing excursions and Fish Springs Marina is your gateway to family fun on the water!

Fish Springs Marina is the only true, full service marina on Watauga lake, providing fully certified on-water service department, open, covered, jet ski and houseboat slips, pontoon boat rentals, a twenty-four hour fueling station, campground, boat and trailer storage, full service marina store and fishing guide service. Fish Springs sells new and used boats and carries the full line of new Tahoe Pontoons, HydroHoist boatlifts and an inventory of quality pre-owned boats. Fish Springs is also the exclusive full line dealer of Yamaha outboards in northeast Tennessee.

Fish Springs Marina was the first, TVA Certified Clean Marina on Watauga Lake and carries that honor with pride! Our family-friendly staff is ready, willing and able to assist you in making your portal for family fun as remarkable an experience as the White Family has so graciously demonstrated for over 60 years.



A great day on the lake begins with the perfect boat. One that fits your lifestyle. Laurel Marina & Dealership was established with the birth of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and has been matching families with fun since 1950.

The Laurel Dealership has three locations, including a 10,000 square-foot showroom on Volunteer Parkway in Bristol that houses the premier boat lines in the industry, including Sea Ray, Nautique, Harris, Supreme, Mercury outboards, and MerCruiser engines, as well as a full-line of water toys, clothing, parts, and accessories. Also at the Parkway location is a highly lauded state-of-the-art service facility staffed with service technicians who hold certifications for skills, technology, and achievement.

Other dealership locations include a full on-water service facility with parts and accessories located at the lake, and the availability of parts and accessories at the Marina on South Holston Lake.

South Holston Lake, situated in the beautiful mountains of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia near Bristol, TN/VA, is far and away one of the most spectacular lakes in the country. Clean, placid waters surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas and lazy, private coves, provide an abundance of natural beauty for recreational boating enthusiasts.

It takes a special marina to live up to the beauty of such surroundings, and as visitors crest the hill that overlooks Laurel Marina & Yacht Club, it is clear that the marina nestled up against the mountains is the only place to be.

Water you waiting for?

With an exhaustive list of amenities and nationally recognized marina operational practices, we invite you to immerse yourself in the Laurel lifestyle, and take your lake experience to a whole new level.

Marker 2 Grille

Welcome to Lakeview Marina and Marker 2 Grill! We are a full service Marina and Restaurant. We specialize in customer service- from boat storage and repair to covered boat slips to boat rentals. We have a restaurant over looking Boone Lake with great food, live music, and an open deck with a incredible view. If you are looking to purchase a boat come see us, we have a great selection of boats ready to buy or we can have them custom ordered for you exactly the way you desire. Please sign up for our text specials located on the website to hear weekly restaurant specials and live band venues!

Restaurant: 423-323-4665
Marina: 423-323-1054

2017 Commander Sponsors


JRH Brewing started as most breweries do, a home brewery with passion.  I got interested in brewing as a high school student during a field trip to Busch Gardens.  While other students were studying the physics of the roller coasters, I was engaging in the magic of the brewery tour.  I brewed my first batch of beer in college and to say the least, I didn’t see a future in brewing, so I pursued a career in medicine.  I worked as a Physician Assistant, PA, for the next several years and realized something was missing from my life, BREWING!  I started home brewing again in 2009, and the rekindling of a hobby quickly turned into a passion.  A series of life-changing events forced me to realize that I needed to pursue my dream of opening a brewery.  Along with my wife, Jill,  we set out to make this dream a reality.  “Life is short, don’t wait for the things you want to do”, this became our motto.  I started brewing more often, reading more books, and honing my craft.  We started taking “beercations” hitting every craft brewery we came across and taking notes of how we wanted JRH Brewing to be portrayed.  I graduated from the American Brewers Guild in 2013 with more knowledge and enthusiasm to brew great craft beer.

JRH Brewing is now open at 458 West Walnut Street in Johnson City, TN.  The brewery is more than just a great place for craft beer; it is a place to inspire others to follow their own dreams and celebrate their accomplishments no matter how big or small.  Look forward to seeing you there!


John Henritze, Brewer/Owner


Bank of Tennessee, along with our divisions, Carter County Bank and Mountain Community Bank, is a locally owned and operated community bank focused on improving the financial health and well-being of our customers and our communities.

Choosing a bank is not an insignificant decision, and you have many options when selecting the right financial partner for your family or for your business.

That’s why our mission is to provide an uncompromising customer experience, featuring just-right-for-you products, delivered in the most modern channels, and powered by a talented team of friendly and knowledgeable people who go above and beyond to deliver touches that people don’t expect from a bank.

You have many options. That’s why we will ensure that your banking experience with us will be simple, convenient and stress-free each and every time you visit one of our branches or use any of the many online and mobile channels we offer.

We hope you will explore our website to learn about our products, watch short videos from our customers, read helpful articles on everything from home ownership to planning for retirement, and meet some of our people.