National Powerboat Champion Stuart Hayim will attempt to race around
Long Island and Manhattan in record time to raise awareness and funds for
Cystic Fibrosis. The boat will be reaching speeds topping 150 mph.
Media is invited to partake in the celebration as Stuart races up to the
finish line. The race will be timed and interviews will be available
immediately afterwards. The previous record is 2 hours and 11-minutes.
Who: Stuart Hayim, President of The Experience Auto Group (Maserati/Ferrari/
Porsche/Volvo) and WFAN’s Boomer Esiason- interviews and photo
opportunities available with both after the race.
Where: The North Cove Marina - 385 South End Ave #6H, New York, NY 10280
When: Week of August 24th, 2015 (*weather permitting*)
How: The 4-time World Champion will be racing in a 51” MTI with twin
Mercury 1650 race engines. Esaison will be waiting for Hayim at the
Why: To raise $250,000 for the Boomer Esiason Foundation
In 1979, Stuart Hayim, now the owner of the Experience Auto Group, was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Treated at the Don Monti Memorial Research Center at North Shore Hospital, he emerged a winner. Since then, he has committed himself to raising money and awareness to causes that have closely touched his heart.
A Long island native as well, Stuart has always been a fan of Boomer Esiason’s accomplishments, especially when it comes to his charity efforts. “The awareness that Boomer raises for Cystic Fibrosis is just unparalleled, and through his fight, I was compelled to bring my passion and drive to support his cause,” says Stuart, 67, born and raised Great Neck, NY.
As an accomplished off-shore powerboat champion, 4 time World Champion, and 3 time U.S. National Champion, Stuart has let his passion fuel his fundraising efforts. In 2012, Stuart set out to beat the Around Long Island Off-Shore Powerboat Speed Record all with the sole goal of raising over $100,000 towards cancer research. Stuart successfully did so, raising $121,000 for the Don Monti Cancer Center and currently holds the current world record, two hours and eleven minutes.
As Stuart looks back on his journey then, and forward to his journey now, he explains “In my head, back in 2012, my journey was done. I own the record and I was able to touch lives that were affected by a disease that almost took my own life. But seeing how Boomer fights everyday, not only for his own family, but for the estimated 30,000 Americans that were born into this disease, I am going to fight, I am going to charge, and I am going to help make a difference.”
Dusting off his racing gloves, 2 years later, Stuart is mentally preparing himself to embark on yet again, another very unselfish journey to raise awareness and over $150,000 for Team Boomer and the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
“I cannot do this alone, I am risking my life but I need the communities support through prayers and donations. My efforts are useless if we cannot pull together as one and raise this money, bring awareness, and help families that need this.” Remarks Stuart, “ On August 8th (tentatively), I am setting out to break my own record, but even more, break the bank for Cystic Fibrosis. I need this, Team Boomer needs this, and the community needs this, your support is crucial.”