Seafair announced today that the stakes at the Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane Races Presented by AT&T and LG just got higher…a $25,000 purse will be awarded to the winner. Seafair has not seen a monetary prize at the sporting event since the 1970’s.

“The sport of hydroplane racing has made strides in bringing competitive racing and entertainment to its fans, but adding a cash driver’s purse provides a tremendous incentive for the boat camps,” said Beth Knox, President & CEO of Seafair. “This purse sponsorship by our partners AT&T and LG is a game changer and will provide an even more thrilling fan experience during Seafair Weekend.”

The purse will include $12,500 to the winning driver and $12,500 to the boat owner. In addition, the winning driver will receive a 42” LG™ LCD TV, a special edition Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect™, a Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership, and a LG Quantum™ Windows® Phone from AT&T and LG. Currently there are no other hydroplane races on the H1 Unlimited circuit offering a cash prize.

Come out and see one of the biggest events in Seattle – the hydroplane races –  August 3-5 at Genesee Park on Lake Washington.

Check out the website at And don’t forget to download the new Seafair mobile app to stay up to date with all the Seafair weekend action!  It’s a free app download for  iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices.


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