(Huron, Ohio) - June 24, 2010 -- Sawmill Creek Resort, nestled on 235 spacious acres on the shores of
Lake Erie near Huron and Sandusky, Ohio, has partnered with Lake Erie Boat Week for the inaugural
event in 2010.

Lake Erie Boat Week is a new national boating festival to be held September 7-12, 2010,
headquartered at the Huron (OH) Boat Basin, with activities to be held on Lake Erie and the Huron

Lake Erie Boat Week is a new event to the area, but is expected to attract 100,000+ people and
potentially $5-$10 million to the local Erie Islands economy.  The Lake Erie Boat Week event will
consist of a Powerboat Regatta, “Fastest Boat on Lake Erie” Competition held on Lake Erie, and an
APR Powerboat Superleague powerboat race (100-mph boats), held in the Huron River and at the
Huron Boat Basin, in the massively popular Lake Erie Shores and Islands region.  

For more information about the event, please visit the official event website at www.

“Everyone at Sawmill Creek Resort is so excited about this new Lake Erie Boat Week event,” stated
Greg Hill, CEO and General Partner at the resort.  “As soon as I heard about this amazing boating
festival, I knew we had to be involved.

“This national event will be an incremental boost to our local economy and bring our community
together like never before.  Sawmill Creek Resort is proud to be involved with the first ever event of
this kind to our region,” Hill continued.  “The package we have created to support this event will allow
event guest to experience all the Lake Erie Shores and Island region has to offer while staying at our
facility, offering first-class accommodations and a central location to enjoy all of the entertainment
options available.  We are ‘all in’ and can’t wait for this event to happen for the City of Huron, and the
entire area.”

Arriving at Sawmill Creek Resort, you immediately sense the beauty of this special place.  Nestled on
the shores of Lake Erie, the 240-room Lodge, 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course and 50,000
square feet of flexible meeting space are set on hundreds of acres of affordable luxury.  Three
restaurants, marina, shops, indoor and outdoor pools, a beautiful private lakefront sand beach and a
500-acre nature preserve will satisfy your resort expectations, set in a region of Ohio’s largest tourism
attractions and islands, such as Cedar Point, Put-In-Bay and Kelleys Island.

New for 2010 are kayak, jetski and bike rentals, as well as Saturday Sunset Cruises aboard the Sawmill
Explorer, a 60-person vintage boat perfect for a romantic evening on the water or a fun gathering with

Sawmill Creek Resort also offers permanent as well as plenty of transient docking options for day- or
weekend-trippers in Mariner Village Yacht Club.  A resort hotel, as well as permanent apartments and
condominiums are available, as well as the rest of the amenities within the Resort, which is not a
private club – all activities are available to the public.  There are plenty of food options in the Native
American-themed Resort, from a well-stocked deli and mid-range eatery (for both indoor and alfresco
dining), to a high-end restaurant.  The hospitality delivered by the top-notch staff as well as the
available spaces, atmosphere and perfectly groomed grounds create an amazing setting for a luxury
get-away for singles, couples, families and groups.

“I am thrilled to have one of the most spectacular resorts in the entire region, Sawmill Creek Resort,
as a supporter of Lake Erie Boat Week,” Janie Vogel, Event Director for Lake Erie Boat Week said

“I have had the opportunity to stay at Sawmill Creek, and I never wanted to leave.  Once I got to my
room, I wanted to stay for days!  I dragged myself away from that cozy setting to the refreshing outdoor
pool and simply relaxed all of my stress away.  The grounds at Sawmill Creek leave you feeling like you
are in one of the most exotic vacation spots in the world…all on the shores of Lake Erie.  I really feel
like you could come to Sawmill Creek Resort and stay for an extended period of time and never have
to leave for any reason because of their first-class food and entertainment options.  I saw families,
groups, couples and singles all enjoying what this resort has to offer, and I would encourage anyone
who’s planning on visiting the Lake Erie Shores and Islands area to check out Sawmill Creek Resort
for their accommodation needs, or just for a break from the day-to-day drudgery.  I did!”

Vendor, advertising, VIP packages and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the inaugural
Lake Erie Boat Week event.  Please check out the official event website at www.LakeErieBoatWeek.
com for more information, or contact the Event Director, Janie Vogel, at (440) 915-7627, racingpr@oh.rr.
com, www.LakeErieBoatWeek.com.  

Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron/Sandusky, OH 44839   800-729-6455
New national boating festival to be held at the Huron (OH) Boat Basin on September 7-12, 2010