THE FOUNDATION

THE FOUNDATION

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

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:

 

MEET THE TEAM

Paul Chapin

President
Tracy Mattes
 
Executive Director
Tracy@waterskihalloffame.com
Cayce Whitlock
 
Executive Assistant & Marketing Director
marketing@waterskihalloffame.com

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Paul Chapin - President

Mark Overbye - Chairman of the Board

Ed Hickey - Vice President

Kim Laskoff - Secretary

Teri Larson Jones - Treasurer

Tim Huston-Member

Bobby Reich -Member

Tracy Mattes - Executive Director

Jim Grew - Advisor

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mike Avila

Betsy Anderson-Gilman

Don Bucher

Paul Chapin

Jeff Clark

Terry Dorner

Frank Harrison

Ed Hickey

Tim Huston

Jody Johnson

Terri Larson-Jones

Kim Laskoff

Dave Winkler

George Lindy

Larry Meddock

J.D. Morgan

Dick Nock

Roger Olson

Mark Overbye

Mary Pelto

Bobby Reich

Lance Renfrow

John Ryan

Glenn Sperry

Zane Schwenk

HONORARY TRUSTEES

William Barlow Jr.

Jim Grew

Bob Hicks

Harold Hill

C.W. Lowe

Walt Meloon

Chuck Thurman

Bill Wenner

 
 

CONTACT US

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation

 

1251 Holy Cow Rd Polk City, FL 33868

marketing@waterskihalloffame.com

Tel: (863) 324-2472

Fax: (863) 324-3996 MUSEUM

HOURS: **The Museum is closed temporarily while our new water sports complex is under construction.**

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