25 08, 2021

Photos and Videos from Our 2021 Lake Quinsigamond Adaptive Ski Event.

By |2021-08-25T14:07:24-04:00August 25th, 2021|Adaptive Skiing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Adaptive Ski Event at Lake Quinsigamond was a huge success.    We had a fantastic site to ski from at the Donahue Rowing Center, and the Shrewsbury Police and Fire also came down to allow the kids to “touch a truck” while they waited for their ski runs.     Thanks to all that made this event possible!

 

 

25 08, 2021

Adaptive water-ski event makes waves on Lake Quinsigamond – Community Advocate

By |2021-08-25T08:50:28-04:00August 25th, 2021|Adaptive Skiing, Press|0 Comments

Adaptive water-ski event makes waves on Lake Quinsigamond

By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter

Siddharth Suratwale was one of the people
who wentwater-skiing on Lake Quinsigamond
on Aug. 17. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY — About 25 kids and adults with disabilities spent Aug. 17 water-skiing on Lake Quinsigamond. 

“It’s just a feel-good situation where we can get these kids [who may not] have the means to get out on the lake and certainly don’t have the means to […]

22 08, 2021

Spectrum One News Covers our Any Age – Any Disability Adaptive Ski Event at Lake Quinsigamond

By |2021-08-25T07:32:27-04:00August 22nd, 2021|Adaptive Skiing, Events, Press|0 Comments

Spectrum One News came out and covered our Any Age, Any Disability Adaptive Ski Event on Lake Quinsigamond on August 17, 2021. 

SHREWSBURY, Mass. – People of all ages were out on the water Tuesday thanks to an adaptive water skiing event on Lake Quinsigamond.

The “Any Age, Any Disability” water skiing event took place at the Donahue Rowing Center in Shrewsbury. 

The event gave kids and adults with disabilities a chance to try water skiing with trained instructors. For some, it was their first time.

People were able to use sit skis, with adjustable cages and outriggers, and took turns going around Lake […]

22 08, 2021

VIDEO – WCVB Boston Covers our Quinsigamond Adaptive Ski Event

By |2021-08-24T09:17:00-04:00August 22nd, 2021|Adaptive Skiing, Press|0 Comments

WCVB’s Seri Congi came out to our “Any Age – Any Disability” Adaptive Ski Event at Lake Quinsigamond on August 17, 2021. 

Liz Hackett is ready for adventure. She’s about to water ski on Lake Quinsigamond.

“The first day I started I was a bit nervous,” she said.

It’s an activity made possible thanks to a program that helps anyone with disabilities — Ride the Waves.

“Basically, any age, any disability, we can get them out there and let them have a fun ride around the lake,” said Linda Candela, of the Webster Water Ski Collective.

With a […]

10 08, 2021

Lake Quinsigamond to host Any Age, Any Disability Adaptive Water Ski Event at Donahue Rowing Center August 17th from 8am-4pm.

By |2021-08-10T08:40:45-04:00August 10th, 2021|Adaptive Skiing, Events|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lake Quinsigamond to host Any Age, Any Disability Adaptive Water Ski Event at Donahue Rowing Center August 17th from 8am-4pm.

First of its kind event at Lake Quinsigamond gives disabled kids the chance to water ski for free.

Worcester, MA – August  2021 –  On Tuesday, August 17th from 8am-4pm  the Donahue Rowing Center on Lake Quinsigamond will be the site of an “Any Age, Any Disability” Water Ski Event that will allow 25 kids and young adults aged 3 – 26 with various disabilities including spinal bifida,  cerebral palsy, down syndrome, […]

15 07, 2021

Lots of Smiles at June 25th Adaptive Ski Event at Point Breeze

By |2021-07-15T15:09:14-04:00July 15th, 2021|Adaptive Skiing|0 Comments

On Friday, June 25th we hosted our 2nd Annual Any Age, Any Disability Adaptive Ski Event at Point Breeze in Webster.

The Leaps Of Faith Adaptive skiers from Sandy Hook joined us to provide their assistance and equipment for this amazing day that took 25 skiers with a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Muscular Atrophy and more out for a fun day on the water.

Each skier got two great runs with the help of our members, volunteers and LOF staff. We also had a great lunch provided by Point Breeze, along with Cookies from Jess’ […]

8 06, 2021

Any Disability Any Age – Adaptive Water Ski Event returns to Central Massachusetts

By |2021-06-08T09:16:47-04:00June 8th, 2021|Adaptive Skiing, Events|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Any Disability Any Age – Adaptive Water Ski Event returns to Central Mass.

Events on Webster Lake and Lake Quinsigamond this summer will bring water skiing to the disabled community. 

Worcester, MA – June 2021 –  Adaptive water skiing returns to Central Massachusetts this summer with the “Any Disability, Any Age” event at Point Breeze Restaurant and Marina in Webster on Friday, June 25th and at the Donahue Rowing Center on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury on Tuesday, August 17th. These events will be hosted by the Webster Water Ski Collective, based out of Webster and Charlton […]

25 08, 2020

Adaptive Ski Day a huge success

By |2020-08-25T11:53:03-04:00August 25th, 2020|Adaptive Skiing|0 Comments

We want to thank everyone that came to our first annual Adaptive Ski Event at Point Breeze on Thursday.  24 skiers, with all kids of various disabilities got to go skiing for at least two turns during the event. We are still smiling and on a emotional high, and we can’t wait to do it again next year.

Lots of people to Thank for making this day happen – with the biggest thanks going to the LOF Adaptive Skiers for coming down, training our group and then helping us put on the event. We also had a ton of […]

11 08, 2020

Water skiing program provides wondrous opportunities for people with disabilities

By |2021-08-25T07:33:28-04:00August 11th, 2020|Adaptive Skiing, Press|0 Comments

– Republished via the Worcester Telegram –  article here:  https://www.telegram.com/news/20200808/water-skiing-program-provides-wondrous-opportunities-for-people-with-disabilities

Charlton resident Ryan DesRoches has been water skiing for almost 30 years, and has had many exhilarating runs on local lakes and ponds, but few compared to the experience he had last summer while volunteering with the Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers.

LOF, which is based in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and was founded in 1992, provides recreational and competitive water (and snow) skiing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

“One of the people I skied with was a 40-year-old woman with cerebral palsy,” DesRoches, who is president of the Webster Water […]

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