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USA Water Ski Announces Club Growth Contest Winners

23 Jan, 2017


USA Water Ski is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contest. The contest encouraged the USA Water Ski membership and sport discipline organizations to get more people on the water and affiliate with USA Water Ski.

The respective challenges and winners from 2016 were as follows:

1. Club Membership Growth Challenge: USA Water Ski challenged all of its 600 USA Water Ski clubs to see which club could enroll the most new USA Water Ski members in 2016. Members had to be registered in the Active (Full Active, Family Active or Under 25) or Grassroots categories. The Lake McQueeney Ski Bees (McQueeney, Texas) brought in 48 new members and will receive a free club membership for 2017 and a $100 donation to be used as the club determines.

2. Collegiate Challenge: USA Water Ski challenged its collegiate clubs - this included clubs with the National Collegiate Water Ski Association and the registered collegiate clubs through USA Wakeboard - to promote membership. The University of Wisconsin Water Ski Team (Madison, Wis.) brought in 28 new members and will receive a complimentary USA Water Ski membership for 2017 and a $100 donation to be used as the team determines.

3. Club Event Challenge: USA Water Ski challenged its clubs to see which club could host the most sanctioned events in these two separate categories during 2016: 1.) Basic Skills clinics; and 2.) Grassroots tournaments. Ann's Angels Water Ski Foundation (Winter Haven, Fla.) hosted nine Basic Skills Clinics; the Knotty Girl (Winter Haven, Fla.) hosted eight stand-alone Grassroots events. Each club will receive $100.

USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.

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