I regret to inform all that our dear friend and fellow skier, Bill Roach, passed away last Sunday. When new health challenges appeared over the last few years, Bill was never one to have a "pity party" but looked at it as a new challenge. He "re-wired" and forged ahead to new horizons and goals. He will certainly be missed by all.
Several Indiana Skiers are included in the Midwest Team that will be competing this spring at the National Collegiate All-Starts.
Click below to view Midwest Team Roster.
ADAPTIVE WATER SKI CLINIC
WHO: Anyone who wants to experience one of the best days on the water helping others ski.
PLACE: Morse Reservoir at Red Bridge Park
697 West Jackson St.
Cicero IN, 46034
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
*Volunteers begin at 7:30 am.*
*Lunch will be provided to all*
RHI Sports’ annual water ski clinic provides individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in the thrilling sport of water skiing. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!
Non water volunteers: Registration, Medical personnel, Assisting with food, Setting up ski's, Helping with transfers, and Set-up and Break down.
Water Volunteers: Shore starts, Deep water starts, Swimming out to get participant and ski.
Volunteer Shifts: When signing up please specify if you will be there all day or half day and if you want to volunteer in water or on land. There is a box to check if you have volunteered before.
To Register: Please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adaptive-water-ski-clinic-at-m… If you have any questions, please contact RHI Sports by phone at: 317-329-2281 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Hi Water Ski Family!
We, the 2019 USA Adaptive Water Ski Team, need to fund our trip to the World Championships in Norway in July. We’re the only country to medal in all 13 Worlds (won 8 of them), the only country to win 4 consecutive Worlds, and the only self funded team among our fiercest competitors.
Skiing’s expensive and we know most clubs and skiers don’t have a lot of extra money to contribute to others. So … we came up with a Buoy Buddy Campaign. A Buoy Buddy is a person, club, business, or organization that contributes $1 per team member to help with our Worlds expenses, estimated at $85,000.
There are 19 of us on this year’s Team; 14 athletes and 5 volunteer staff. We ask you to be our $19 Buoy Buddy. (Of course we’ll happily accept a donation of any amount:-))
You might not be familiar with our athletes or adaptive skiing (check our website) but I can confidently promise Team USA skiers will make you proud of their athleticism and patriotism! Slalom, tricks & jump - 3 divisions – vision impaired, standing and seated (further classified by level of impairment).
Please do check us out (www.usaadaptivewaterski.org/team) and share our Buoy Buddy request with your members, family, and friends.
You can donate via the PayPal link on our website or by mailing a check to USA-AWSWS c/o Neva Brett 1155 E Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, CA 93635. (As a USA-WSWS sports discipline, donations are a charitable contribution. IRS EIN # 59-0841458)
We truly appreciate your time and consideration and wish you the absolute best of life!
Ski Happy and Expect the Best!
Neva (Geneva) Brett,
The Indianapolis Boat and Sport and Travel Show begins this Friday, February 15th. It's a sure sign that Winter is coming to a close. Be sure to stop by several of our supporters......Pinecrest Marine, Pro Wake, N-3 Boatworks, and Mid Indiana Marine.
Now comes the news that the lease for the Fairland Ski Club will not be renewed for 2019 Dick and Geri Herr purchased the property in the early 1960's which included a "borrow pit lake" that had supplied dirt for the construction of interstate I-74. They developed this "diamond in the rough" into the Fairland Recreation Center which featured a swimming beach with high dive floating dock, a 2 story water slide, concession stands, miniature golf, batting cage, and camping/RV sites. They also leased the use of the lake to the Fairland Ski Club beginning in the mid 1960's. Numerous water ski events/tournaments were held at the Fairland site including Indiana State Water Ski Championships.
Over the years, use of the site diminished as fewer people used the swimming beach as backyard swimming pools became affordable. The property suffered a devastating blow when construction of a nearby Casino drained the lake for an entire season. A couple years later the property was sold with only the campgrounds and water ski club remaining.
It is with great sadness that we witness the end of a fun filled reign for the Fairland Water Ski Club. The hopeful temporary loss of the White River site for the Indy Skier is also of serious concern brings the challenge of searching for other possible water ski sites. An unofficial committee is actively "on the hunt" for an alternate site. Do contact John Kniesly at email@example.com or Phil Mishler at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas.
Got the winter blahs? Take in a boat show! The Cincinnati boat show is now in progress and re-opens January 23rd-27th. The Louisville show also opens on January 23rd and continues through January 27th. Indianapolis boasts the biggest and longest running show which will be later in February.
And the dam broke! The White River dam just below 16th Street in Indianapolis broke in September of 2018. The Indianapolis Utility (formerly Indianapolis Water Company) which is responsible for the dam attempted some repairs on the dam which failed. The result is the river upstream which was known as Lake Indy and home of the Indy Skiers water ski club is now approximately 6 feet low. This makes the river and Lake Indy too shallow and narrow for use by the Indy Skiers. The Indianapolis Utility does have repairs on the books but it may take as long as 2 years to happen. The Indy Skiers desperately need a temporary and possibly more permanent home. Members are on the hunt for any possible sites. Should anyone out there with ideas/information, they need to contact:
John Kniesly 317-402-8517 email@example.com
Brian Van Bokkelen 260-437-7253 firstname.lastname@example.org
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We will continue to bring you updated information and news as the 2018 season continues!