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38th USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is now a

FREE online event!

As much as we tried to make it happen, a lack of ticket sales and travel restrictions has made an in-person event impossible this year.

The Hall of Fame Induction for the Class of 2020 will now be a virtual ceremony on the evening of April 24, 2021.

The FREE Live Event will be broadcast from the home of our NEW

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Museum

Central Florida Visitor Information Center

101 Adventure Court

Davenport, FL 33837 ​

The Live Event will be hosted in collaboration with Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, which is designing and constructing the new museum.

A small reception will also be held on site to celebrate the opening of the new museum. Tickets for that are limited, but will be available in the coming weeks.

If you purchased tickets for the 2020 Hall of Fame, those will be valid for the 2022 Hall of Fame Banquet which will kick off a year of festivities to mark the 100th Anniversary of Water Skiing!

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The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation (USA-WWF) gives out more than $25,000 every year in college scholarships to young water sports athletes and the time to apply is now!

The deadline is March 15, 2021. APPLY HERE

If you are a high school senior or already attending college, you are probably wondering what the USA-WWF Scholarship Committee is looking for in students when they review and rank applications. Well, it's about more than how you perform on the water. Grades, extra-curricular activities, jobs, and volunteering is part of the complete USA-WWF Student-Athlete.

Incredible Water Ski Athlete Grace Petzold explains in the video above how she prepared for scholarship success in water skiing, academics, and extra-curricular activities.

Now is the time to go to and submit your application for consideration for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

The deadline is March 15, 2021. APPLY HERE

Questions? Email:

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Updated: Mar 11

Florida is known around the world as the home of water skiing and now the Florida Water Ski Federation is making an investment in the future of three-event water ski student-athletes with a new college scholarship through the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation.

The $1000 Florida Water Ski Federation Scholarship is open to three-event water ski athletes who compete in the Florida State Water Ski Championships and are currently registered students in a college or university. Applicants of this annual scholarship must be U.S. Citizens and apply online at

The Florida Water Ski Federation (FWSF) is a Florida Not For Profit Corporation which was formed to promote and coordinate the sport of water skiing in the State of Florida. The FWSF coordinates the scheduling of all American Water Ski Association (AWSA) tournaments in the state, hosted by affiliated USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Clubs (USA-WSWS.)

Established in 1968, the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation preserves and celebrates the history of all towed water sports and promotes these sports through our Scholarship Programs and the Water Ski & Wake Sports Hall of Fame.

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