TACO Marine Boat Makeover Raffle Fundraiser set to begin Sept. 1

TACO Marine® is excited to announce its Boat Makeover Raffle Fundraiser for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 5.

TACO Marine® Boat Makeover Raffle Fundraiser aims to raise money for the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization created in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner – to honor and preserve his unique spirit and passion for life along with the values he represented.

Beginning Sept. 1, entrants can purchase one $50 raffle ticket, or three for $100, for their chance to win a completely remodeled 1989 Pursuit powerboat 2650, which is the Great Boat Makeover featured on Ship Shape TV. The winning raffle ticket will be announced at 1 p.m. EST during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 5. Ticket sales will conclude at 12:30 p.m. EST Nov. 5.

The raffle drawing is slated for live-streaming on TACO Marine’s official Facebook page.  Entrants can purchase tickets online at IMLOGANIT.com or in person at the TACO Marine Boat Makeover booth during the following boat shows:

Since 2012, the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation has raised more than $150,000 for charity – providing college scholarships to Palm Harbor University High School and Stetson University students and support to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Tampa Bay Chapter.

The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation mission is to inspire young people to achieve good self-esteem by encouraging them to do acts of kindness in their daily lives and mentor this message to other people throughout their schools and communities. The Foundation strives to raise money for charities and organizations, including Florida area youth sports programs and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation while also promoting awareness for Tourette Syndrome, which Logan had and learned to live with on a daily basis.

The Foundation also works to provide scholarships to student athletes who have strived to overcome adversity and exhibit similar values, qualities and interests as Logan.

The TACO Marine Boat Makeover Raffle Fundraiser would not be possible without support from our many company sponsors, including:


·      Armstrong Nautical Products
·      Bill Potter Marine Surveys
·      Boat Outfitters in Teak Isle
·      Boat Steering Solutions
·      BT’s Welding
·      C&M Marine Products
·      Canvas Designers
·      CWR
·      Destination Bound
·      East Penn Manufacturing-DEKA
·      Edson Marine
·      FGCI
·      Glen Raven-Sunbrella
·      Haimes Coleman
·      Hi Tide Manufacturing
·      IGX 2000, Vetus
·      Interlux
·      Jim Black Line
·      Lenco Marine
·      MagicTilt
·      Mantus Anchors
·      Marine Customs Unlimited
·      Mate Series
·      Maxwell
·      Moeller Marine
·      MPI
·      Pacer Group and Dennis Friel Art Studios
·      Pinellas County Community Foundation
·      Pro Mariner, Dometic Corporation
·      Quantum Paints
·      S2-Pursuit Boats
·      Sea Dog
·      Seadek
·      Ship Shape TV
·      Shurhold Clean-n-Simple
·      SPX Johnson Pumps
·      Swobbit Systems
·      TACO Metals.
·      Taylor Made Products
·      TNT Custom Boatworks
·      Vectorworks Marine
·      Wet Sounds Marine Audio
·      White Water Marine Hardware
·      Yamaha Marine

For official TACO Marine Boat Makeover Raffle Fundraiser terms & conditions, please visit imloganit.com when the fundraise begins Sept. 1.

TACO Marine Boat Makeover Amazing Features

TACO Marine Boat Makeover, featured on Ship Shape TV, chronicles a two-year remodeling process of a 1989 Pursuit 2650 powerboat to 2016 model year standards using the latest, most advanced TACO Marine products.

As a family-owned and operated company since 1959, TACO Metals (the parent company for TACO Marine), established itself as a global leader in the recreational marine industry. Innovative, quality products backed by industry leading warranties with exceptional service is the way TACO Marine does business.

The Project Boat comes with the following features:

  • Twin 250PDI outboard motors and rigging
  • GS-380 outrigger system
  • Stainless steel anchor
  • GS-890 antenna mounts
  • Wet Sounds Marine Audio system
  • Marine deep-cycle batteries and charger
  • Beverage holders and A/C
  • Bow-stern thrusters
  • Brush cleaning system
  • New cabinets ad companionway door system
  • Custom deck fittings
  • Custom deck flooring
  • Premium package VHF system
  • Quick release fender lock
  • New fuel fittings, fuel hoses, fuel tanks and aluminum powder coat
  • I’M LOGAN IT Foundation graphics and boat wrap
  • Fresh water tanks
  • Hard top frame and boat rail customer anodized aluminum
  • Hardtop design fiberglass mold and fabrication
  • Customized helm seat and pedestal
  • Interior fabrication and installation of cockpit seating
  • LED deck lights
  • Motor bracket, custom aluminum platform and ladder
  • New paint
  • Port and window lighting
  • Livewell and Macerator bilge pumps
  • Stainless steel rod and drink holders
  • Rub rail and navigation lights
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Hydraulic steering
  • New steering wheel
  • Stringers and bulkheads

A completely remodeled 1989 Pursuit 2650 powerboat.

Custom boat wrap graphics by Artist Dennis Friel.

TACO Marine Boat Makeover to be Featured at Tampa Boat Show

TACO Marine® Boat Makeover Raffle Fundraiser, sponsored by TACO Metals® and currently featured on Ship Shape TV, involves a full renovation of a 27-year-old Pursuit 2650 powerboat. The boat will be displayed at the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show at the Tampa Convention Center September 8-10. Show attendees can purchase raffle tickets for a drawing taking place November 5th at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Tickets are $50 each or three for $100, and all proceeds benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation.

The TACO Marine Boat Makeover completely remodeled a 1989 Pursuit 2650 powerboat.

The completely refitted boat will be raffled at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 5 at approximately 1 p.m. and the proceeds will benefit the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, created by TACO Marine owners, the Kushner family, in memory of Logan Matthew Kushner. The non-profit foundation raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and provides college scholarships for student athletes who exhibit similar values and qualities as Logan, including strong sense of leadership, resilient spirit, team pride, good sportsmanship and helping others.


A note from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Tampa Bay Chapter

It is because of the generosity of organizations like the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation that JDRF has the ability to make living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) safer and healthier, until there is a cure. The JDRF Tampa Bay Chapter truly appreciates the support of the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation and its annual donations to our organization totaling $65,000 over the past five years. Please know your support impacts the lives of the millions of children, adults and families challenged by T1D every single day.

Every detail of our organization is guided y a simple goal: to lessen the tremendous daily burden of this disease, until it is no longer a threat. That’s why we are busy putting your dollars to work funding research for life-changing advances like glucose-responsive insulin, an artificial pancreas or beta cell replacement therapy, while relentlessly pursuing our vision of creating a world without T1D.

We can assure you that we will stop at nothing until Type One becomes Type None. On behalf of the JDRF Tampa Bay Chapter and millions of people living with T1D, thank you for your continued support.


Carolyn Boos
Executive Director


Become a Sponsor for the 6th annual I’M LOGAN IT Flag Football Tournament December 30

6th annual Flag Football Tournament Fundraiser
December 30, 2017
Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, FL

Please come out and Join Us! Become a Sponsor, Donor or Volunteer

Sponsorship Levels:
Gold ($3,000), Silver ($1,500), Bronze ($500), Field ($300), Team ($150)

Donate by Check:  Please make out to I’M LOGAN IT Fund-PCF
Donate by Credit Cardwww.IMLOGANIT.com and click the DONATE button
Our mailing address is: I’M LOGAN IT FOUNDATION, PO Box 307, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-0307

Thank you for your generous support!

PA Kushner (727) 515-6153, Mike Kushner (727) 224-4284

Email: info@IMLOGANIT.com      Website:  www.IMLOGANIT.com

The I’M LOGAN IT Foundation is a charitable fund maintained by the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF), a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Sponsor Form


Boat Makeover Raffle Fundraiser for I’M LOGAN IT set for Nov. 5

The TACO Marine Boat Makeover, the latest fundraising endeavor, is featured on Ship Shape TV and is set for raffle at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 5. All Project Boat proceeds are given to the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation. Stay tuned for more information soon!

6th annual I’M LOGAN IT Flag Football Tournament set for Dec. 30, 2017

Save the Date! The 6th annual “I’M LOGAN IT” Flag Football Tournament is taking place Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, Florida.

“A day of Fun, Friendship and Football”

Thank you for your past support! Because of you, the I’M LOGAN IT Foundation raised more than $150,000 during the last five years – providing college scholarships to local high school graduates, establish a four-year scholarship in Logan’s memory at Stetson University and continue to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to seek a cure for juvenile diabetes.

Please plan to join us and bring your family and friends for a great day of football with a half-time barbecue by Sonny’s, along with music, raffle prizes and a silent auction. It’s sure to be a fun day for everyone!

I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, P.O. Box 307, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-0307

Email: Info@IMLOGANIT.com Website: www.IMLOGANIT.com

Over $115,000 raised from the annual I’M LOGAN IT Foundation Flag Football Tournament donated to charity since 2012

Last year, a record 40 teams, with more than 300 athletes ages 15 through 50, participated in the 5th annual I’M LOGAN IT Flag Football Tournament at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex December 17, 2015. Participants, tournament sponsors, donations, raffles and concessions helped raise more than $30,000. All of the net proceeds from the Clearwater, FL. Fundraiser provide college scholarships for local youth and help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

Congratulations to the winning teams in each division: High school – Countryside Dolphin II, Powder Puff – 216 Gifting, Inc., Weekend Warrior – Jellyfishes, Competitive – Average Joe’s, Top Gun Finalists – All Heart and Headliners.

Special thanks to Sonny’s Barbecue in Palm Harbor for again catering a delicious halftime BBQ and also to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Safety Harbor for hosting the pre-tournament party. We’d like to express our thanks to Keith Day with “Events Done Right” for serving as DJ.

Additional appreciation goes to Chris Hoban and the referee crew for another great job officiating and managing all the games, along with Matt Sansbury and Randy Cheek for arranging the scheduling and laying out the fields. Mia Rosenstein, Leann Jarczynski, Kathy Frid, Lynn Sutherland. Bill Pete and Alan Garber for organizing the volunteers, team sign-in, raffle, silent auction, concessions and scoring.

Most importantly, we’d like to thank all of our SPONSORS, DONORS, VOLUNTEERS and TEAMS for their continued support, dedication and participation in marking the 2015 tournament another outstanding success!

I’M LOGAN IT Foundation, P.O. Box 307, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-0307

Email: Info@IMLOGANIT.com Website: www.IMLOGANIT.com

Palm Harbor Hurricanes win 5th annual Logan Kushner Memorial Wrestling Tournament






More than a dozen high school teams from across the state participated in the Logan Kushner Memorial Tournament this past February.

The Palm Harbor University High Hurricanes won for the fourth year in a row. The meet is a round-robin format where wrestlers in a certain weight class wrestle every other competitor in the class during the two-day meet.

Palm Harbor Hurricane Jake Kampman went 6-0 to win his 152-pound weight class. “I won this tournament in Logan’s honor,” said Kampman, who remembers Logan wrestling his other brother, Josh, and carpooling with them.

Pi Kappa Alpha Flag Football Success

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity [PIKE] hosted its annual I’M LOGAN IT Flag Football Tournament Saturday, April 8th at Stetson University.
Teams included PIKE, sororities Tri Delta, Pi Phi, Kappa Theta and a team from Daytona State. Heavy competition came from alumni LaGamma, Selimos, Strahl and Vinson. Special thanks to Jordan Ewud, Tony Fidelo, Alex Rczek and Mitch Robey.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event a success!