Boat Giveaway / Raffle 2023
Southport Lions Club Boat Giveaway / Raffle has been a major event in Southport for over 40 years. Proceeds from the boat raffle are the primary funding source for all of the programs, charities, organizations and individuals funded by the Southport Lions Club. The raffle has evolved into one of the most anticipated, cherished, and successful fundraisers in Southport.
Live Drawing: September 2, 2023 • 3:00 PM Southport Lions Labor Day Car Show Southport Waterfront Park *
2023 Carolina Skiff 192 JLS
with Suzuki Engine and Wesco Trailer
Second Prize: One year’s membership Freedom Boat Club *
Prize refers to the Freedom Boat Club location at Southport, NC and the South Carolina locations at North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Murrells Inlet — where the winner is eligible to reserve a boat every day during the year (or, reserve four times during the year, at any of the other 370+ Freedom Boat Clubs throughout the US, Canada, and Europe).
2023 Carolina Skiff 192 JLS Features
- Length – 19 FT 2 IN
- Beam – 79 IN
- Gunnel Height – 19 IN
- Weight – 1,716 LB
- Fuel Tank – 21 GAL
- Draft – 6 IN
- Max Persons – 6
- Carolina Blue Gel Coat Stripe
- Front & Rear Live‑Wells
- Stainless Hardware
- Removable Cooler
- 1,100 GPH Bilge Pump
- 500 GPH Aerator Pump
- Prewired for Trolling Motor
2023 Labor Day Car Show
and Boat Raffle Drawing
Southport Lions Club is hosting their third annual car show. Come celebrate a day of family fun! Proceeds are utilized to fund programs that benefit the community. The event is FREE to the public — with a $25 registration fee for judged entries (payments will be collected at the event). Donations and sponsorships are always welcome. Vehicles will be displayed along Howe and Bay Streets. The show culminates with an awards ceremony for vehicles entered in the show and the live drawing of the Lions annual Boat Raffle. What could be better — celebrating Labor Day Weekend with classic cars, trucks and motorcycles and an exciting boat giveaway, and DJ Dave turning good old rock ’n roll.
Open to ALL Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles!
September 2, 2023 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Southport Waterfront Park
RAIN DATE — Saturday, September 9, 2023
Event Details & Times:
Vehicle Registration Fee — $25 Voting Period — 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Awards Ceremony — 3:00 pm Boat Raffle Drawing — 3:00 pm
- Top 25 Participants’ Choice
- Mayor’s Choice
- Southport Lions’ Choice
- Spectators’ Choice
- Southport Chief of Police Choice
- Southport Director of Community Services Choice
- Best Corvette
- Best Mopar
- Best Ford
- Best GM
- Best Motorcycle
- Best Truck
- Best Foreign
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|
|Presidents Day||Third Monday of February|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Flag Day||June 14|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||First Monday of September|
|Patriot Day||September 11|
|Veterans Day||November 11|
|Pearl Harbor Day||December 7|
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.