Boat Giveaway / Raffle 2024
Southport Lions Club Boat Giveaway Raffle returns for 2024 with our biggest watercraft to date. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold! A Southport tradition for over 40 years, the boat raffle is the Southport Lions’ primary fundraiser to maintain our programs, and provide assistance to charities, organizations and individuals in need. The raffle has evolved into one of the most anticipated and cherished events in Southport.
Live Drawing: July 4, 2024 • 7:30 PM North Carolina 4th of July Festival in Southport Waterfront Park *
2024 Carolina Skiff 19 LS
with 115 HP Suzuki Engine and Wesco Trailer
Second Prize: One year’s membership Freedom Boat Club *
Refers to the Freedom Boat Club in Southport, and the South Carolina clubs in North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Murrells Inlet. The winner will be eligible to reserve a boat every day during the year at these clubs. Additionally, at any of the other 370+ Freedom Boat Clubs throughout the US and Canada, the winner may reserve four times during the year.
2024 Carolina Skiff 19 LS Features
- Length – 19 FT 2 IN
- Beam – 96 IN
- Gunnel Height – 23 IN
- Weight – 1,900 LB
- Fuel Tank – 30 GAL
- Draft – 7 IN
- Max Persons – 8
- Carolina Blue Gel Coat Wave
- Front & Rear Live‑Wells
- Stainless Hardware
- Removable Cooler
- 800 GPH Bilge Pump
- 500 GPH Aerator Pump
- Prewired for Trolling Motor
2023 Labor Day Car Show
and Boat Raffle Drawing
Thanks to all who participated in the Southport Lions 2023 Car Show
September 2, 2023 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Southport Waterfront Park
Southport Lions want to express gratitude to all Labor Day Car Show (and Boat Giveaway) participants for helping make our annual fundraiser a success. It was a beautiful day and all the splendid cars, trucks, and motorcycles made Southport shine even brighter.
Congratulations to all 40 trophy winners and 44 sponsors (listed below). A big thank you to the Mayor, Chief of Police, Director of Community Services, and all citizens of Southport for their support!
Some Fun Facts
- 141 registered vehicles total
- Vehicles were registered to 17 different car clubs
- Participants journeyed from 2 different states
- Participants were from 28 different towns
- Participants traveled from locales as far as 228 miles from Southport
2023 Car Show · Specialty Award Winners
Best Orphan Brand
Southport Director of Community Services Award
Southport Police Chief Award
Southport Lions Spectator Choice
Southport Lions Choice
Southport Mayors Choice
Community Flag Project
The display of the American Flag throughout Southport provides a sense of pride and patriotism. These displays leave a lasting and positive impression — on adults, young people, and the community at large (including visitors). Over 120 flag sites are sponsored by private businesses, local merchants, and individual Lions members. In past years, the project has raised over $2,800 — helping to support local charitable causes and vision programs. Flags will be displayed on the following holidays and special observances.
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day
|Third Monday of January
|Third Monday of February
|Last Monday in May
|First Monday of September
|Pearl Harbor Day
Meetings & Speakers
1st and 3rd Thursday (each month)
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Visitors are always welcome.
The Southport Lions Board of Directors also meets privately, once-monthly, on the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am (prior to the regular member’s luncheon meeting).
Two of our meeting days are reserved for an annual Officers Installation Ceremony and a Christmas Dinner. Various social events are also scheduled throughout the year.
We strive to have a speaker at every luncheon meeting. This is truly an important part of our overall program. Speakers usually give a 20‑minute presentation followed by a short Q&A session. Topics can range from local government matters and town events — to leisure activities, entertainment, or even sports. However, most of our speakers talk about what their organization does for our Community.
If you are an administrator of a local charitable organization or would like to speak to the Lions Club on a matter of local interest, we would greatly value your viewpoints at one of our meetings. Being a guest speaker can be an excellent way to promote your mission — while seeking financial or friendly support from our Club and its Members. Guest speakers dine at no cost.