In remembrance of the 10 years that have passed since Bartlett's death, his family will be at the wakeboarding festival this year to hand out information about becoming an organ donor through the Lifeshare program, a group that educates and encourages organ and tissue donations.
The tournament has become one of the state's largest wakeboarding competitions, three days of competitors performing flips, spins and other acrobatic moves on the water.
Bartlett, who was the second oldest in a large family, was admired and looked up to by his 11 other cousins.
Schuart said the family tries to use the tournament as a way of celebrating Jason's life.
“I still get emotional about it at this time of year,” Schuart said. “The whole family is still pretty emotional about it. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years. It's hard to believe the emotions are still so raw.”
There will be a raffle about 6 p.m. Friday at the HooK'D Marina Bar & Grill in the Eufaula Cove in honor of Bartlett and to help promote Lifeshare.
“It's a celebration and that's because of the nature of Jason,” Schuart said. “We miss him like crazy, but it's pretty special we have this to remember him.”