Our Mission

The Y-noT Project is a non-profit organization
honoring Tony Borcia
dedicated to stopping intoxicated boaters, and providing financial assistance to victims of intoxicated boaters and other motorists.
Illinois Conservation Police boat with 2 officers riding

Registration is open
for the 2024 Wiffle Ball Tournament.

Save the date August 11, 2024

About the Y-noT Project

The Y-noT Project organization was formed by Tony Borcia's family and friends. It seeks to end intoxicated boating tragedies. The Y-noT Project is not an anti-drinking and boating campaign, but instead encourages safe, responsible boating.

Our Story

Tony Borcia was 10 years old when he went tubing with his father and siblings on the Chain O’ Lakes on July 28, 2012. Tony was having the time of his life until he fell off the tube. Before his father could pick him up, he was hit and killed by a large boat. The man driving the boat that hit Tony has been convicted of operating his boat under the influence of cocaine and alcohol.

Driving a boat is one of the last places where it is still socially acceptable to drink and drive. The Y-noT Project seeks to change this culture and make our lakes and rivers safe again by encouraging all boat operators to stay sober while driving.

Y-noT team players and parents surrounded by yellow balloons and posing with Wiffle Ball Tournament Banners.

Come cheer for us in the Libertyville Days parade on June 15, 2024. Or better yet, come walk with us! Parade starts at 10 am. Check out Libertyville Parade for more information.

2023 WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT

We had great weather and another fantastic tournament.  And a hearty congratulations to Bryce Jones of the Dinger Dudes (Elementary Division), who threw the first perfect game in Y-not history. Way to go Bryce! We all had a great day while raising almost $50,000! Many thanks to everyone!

Y-noT Wiffle Ball Tournament coach announcing winners of the Wiffle Ball Tournament.
three smiling women at a Y-noT wiffle ball tournament.
Little boy in red t-shirt hitting wiffle ball.

Here are the tournament results:

Division Champions

Elementary: Dinger Dudes

Middle School: Slam Dogs

Junior High: Dingers

High School:   Team Dumpster

Adult A: (Competitive)  Flaming Pears

Adult B: Legion of Lightning Lads

Home Run Derby Champions

Elementary: Bryce Jones

Middle School:  Cameron Miranda

Junior High: Liv Thompson

High School : Bryce Oasault

Adult A: (Competitive) Cole Collins

Adult B: Ryan Cleary

Top Fundraising Teams

Elementary:
Ville Vigilantes – $650

Middle School:
Lake Forest Scouts – $2,045

Junior High:
The Swifties – $345

High School: 
Gyatenators – $375

Adult A: (Competitive) 
KM Dinger Dynasty – $625

Adult B:  
Schill Dog & His Loyal Pups – $1,059

Tony's Law

As a result of the Y-noT Project’s advocacy and in honor of Tony, several new laws went into effect beginning in 2014 in Illinois designed to improve boating safety and enhance enforcement of existing laws:

  • Boaters must fly orange flags to warn other boaters that they are towing skiers or tubers
  • Law enforcement may seize the boat under certain egregious circumstances, including a third OUI conviction or if the boater, under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, was involved in an accident causing death or serious injury
  • Boaters born on or after January 1, 1991 must obtain Boating Safety Certificates before operating a boat with more than 10 hp, and boat renters who do not have such a certificate must complete a boating safety course
  • Boaters involved in accidents resulting in death or serious injury must submit to alcohol and drug testing

This legislation was sponsored by State Senator Julie Morrison.

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

Platinum ($5,000+)

Silver ($1,000 – $2,499)


Bronze ($250-$999)
Robert Cornell

Space prohibits naming all the donations under $250. We sincerely thank all our donors.

Food
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery
Bagels By The Book
Hitz Pizza & Sports Bar
Jimmy’s Charhouse
Mickey Finn’s Brewery
Sunset Foods Libertyville

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