Award of Distinction Honoree list!
The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal and five U.S. water ski athletes combined to win seven individual medals in respective events at the 35th Water Ski World Championships, Sept. 5-10, at Choisy-le-Roi near Paris, France. The United States tallied 7,959.48 points in winning the gold medal for the 27th time in the history of the biennial event. France scored 7,610.76 points to earn the silver and defending champion Canada earned the bronze with 7,522.29 points. Athletes from 31 countries participated in the tournament.
USA Water Ski has selected Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) as its Male Athlete of the Month for August. Baldwin and Smith are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of August Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.
Members of the Southern Region should have received a Team Fundraising request in the mail. We highly encourage all of you to help this effort in any way you can. In the letter, it was mentioned that the first 20 contributors to donate $500 or above will have their dream water ski weekend with the Elite Team in October. If you want to guarantee your spot in this first 20 please visit www.usawaterski.org/donate to make your contribution.
The Southern Region has purchased one of these tickets and would like to raffle this off to one of our members. Tickets are one for $20.00 or three for $50.00. Of course, you can buy as many as you want! Either way this donation is tax deductible. All monies collected will be donated towards All Teams of the AWSA.
Please see the Payments Page on the Southern Region web site to make your contribution.
Our timeline is very short for you to get involved in the Southern Region Raffle to win a place to ski with our US Team members. The event will be held at Jack Travers, Sunset Lakes. They are planning a Friday night reception 10/6 and Saturday skiing 10/7.
The deadline to get into the raffle will be Wednesday, Sept 20th so that the winner can be notified and make arrangement to be there.
Bob Archambeau, EVP
The U.S. Under 17 and Under 14 Water Ski Teams each won titles at the 9th Can Am Team Challenge, Aug. 26-27, at the Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill. The two-day, world-record capability event featured team competitions between Canada and the United States. A six-member Under 17 Team and a six-member Under 14 Team represented each country.