Skier Recognition Promo Drivers
There's more than actual water skiers to recognize. It's the "behind the scenes" people that make tournaments, ski events, clinics and ski lakes operate. This week, it's the "promo boat" persons that get some accolades. For the past 20 years, Brian Detty has been involved with the promo programs. Brian probably got started when he was a member at Fairland Ski Club and has continued to present day as an owner out at Hawthorn Lake near Danville. Brian states that this will be his 21st year associated with Correct Craft/Nautique boats as a promo person. Also a current Promo person is Neal Clark, who's home lakes are Silent Shores and Boondocks Lake. Neal has been a Mastercraft Promo person for approximately the past 10 years. These two fellows sacrifice their time to drag and offer their boats nearly every weekend to central Indiana tournaments and during the summers. Another current Promo boat person is Kent Hoops, who lives at Heritage Lake and plays at Kodiak Lake with his family. We see his Mastercraft at several events each summer. Don't forget Sam Schmitt down at Timberlake. I'm guessing he's been serving time with Mastercraft as long as Brian has been with Nautique! The promo program used to be more rewarding from the manufacturers but times have changed and participating in the promo program is certainly not a lucrative endeavor....it's love and passion for the sport. Our appreciation to all of these fellows and their families for supporting the Indiana Water Ski scene. Some past people involved in the promo programs over the years include; Ray Huber, Clark Smith, Darryl Harrison & Nancy Harrison, Randy Sharkey, Mike Patterson, Dave Jarrett, and Chris Susot. (I'm sure I've left someone out!)
*Please be reminded that we are looking for additional skier recognition nominees. We hope to keep this thread continuing through the winter months.
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