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 […]

29 07, 2021

Webster Five Donates $2,500 to Webster Water Ski Collective

By |2021-08-22T14:32:06-04:00July 29th, 2021|Press|0 Comments

(July 29, 2021) Webster, MA – The Webster Five Foundation has announced that as part of the Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it has donated $2,500 to Webster Water Ski Collective. This donation will assist Webster Water Ski Collective in purchasing equipment used by disabled individuals who participate in their Adaptive Ski programs, which offers a unique opportunity for individuals with mobility, visual, or other impairments to experience the joys and benefits of water sports.

Incorporated in Webster and Charlton, MA in 2020, the Webster Water Ski Collective is a club started with a […]

20 12, 2020

‘SwaterSki’ at Webster Lake raises money for National Brain Tumor Society – from Telegram.com

By |2021-08-25T07:34:01-04:00December 20th, 2020|Events, Press|0 Comments

WEBSTER – Santa and his elves, Frosty the Snowman and even the Grinch all came out to tread water Saturday on Webster Lake, all for a good cause.

Hosted by the Webster Water Ski Collective, Foxy Travel, Point Breeze, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area and the Menard family, the inaugural “SwaterSki to Fight Cancer” attracted 30 water skiers, many suited up in holiday garb.

The “SwaterSki,” a dual water-ski and snow-ski event, featured water skiing at the Point Breeze marina, followed by snow skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton. The benefit is in memory of Christine Menard.

“My mother wasn’t a water skier. She […]

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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