Established in 1968, the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation has been an integral part of the history and fabric of water skiing and all towed water sports in the United States.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation raises funds to preserve and celebrate the history of all towed water sports and to promote and grow these sports through marketing and educational program initiatives.
ENTERING A NEW ERA AND VISION
Through a series of innovative educational and outreach programs, the Foundation seeks to enhance lives and communities in the United States through the values of the sport of water skiing and all towed water sports. These sports have a unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire. By their very nature, they are about participation, inclusion, social integration and family. The Foundation will assist people of all ages, walks of life and ability levels in finding fitness, enjoyment and accomplishment through water skiing and all towed water sports.
The Foundation also works closely with USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, the only national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee for all towed water sports. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports consists of nine different sports disciplines (Water Ski, Wakeboard, Show Ski, Barefoot, Kneeboard, Hydrofoil, Racing, Collegiate and Adaptive).
Our vision is to create an alliance of strategic partners and sponsors that generates the necessary funding to enable the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation to expand current viable programs and add new programs as appropriate to make a powerful impact on the towed water sports community and society in general. Through a series of dynamic programs that utilize the values of towed water sports, we can:
Paul Chapin - President
Mark Overbye - Chairman of the Board
Ed Hickey - Vice President
Kim Laskoff - Secretary
Teri Larson Jones - Treasurer
Bobby Reich -Member
Tracy Mattes - Executive Director
Jim Grew - Advisor
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William Barlow Jr.