3rd Annual Swaterski Benefit for National Brain Tumor Society and Webster Dudley Food Share!
April 8, 2023
Memorial Beach, Webster MA
Third Annual Swaterski Event to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Webster Dudley Food Share!
Saturday, April 8, 2023 – Memorial Beach, Webster MA. (New Date due to Weather!)
The Webster Water Ski Collective is honored to partner with Foxy Travel/FTI Coach, Wachusett Mountain and the Menard family to host the third annual “Swaterski to Fight Cancer” event in memory of Christine (Repsys) Menard to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and the Webster-Dudley Food Share. Over the past two years of doing this event, the Webster Water Ski Collective has helped raise over $25,000 to the National Brain Tumor Society and Webster Dudley Food Share.
The “SwaterSki” event will be a dual Water Ski and Snow Ski event taking place starting at 10am on April 1st at Memorial Beach in Webster followed by snow skiing at Wachusett Mountain at 4pm (conditions permitting). The water temperatures for the event expect to be in the 30-40 degree range, as ice from the winter should just be freshly thawed. The theme for this years event will be “As fools rush in” as you need to be a little bit of a fool to jump in the icey waters! This event will also serve as the kickoff to the waterski season and as our group transitions from snow-skiing and looks forward to our 2023 water ski season.
All checks can be made payable to the Webster Water Ski Collective, or participants can pay online via PayPal. Donors may choose what charity they wish to support when they make their donation. Following the event, the Webster Water Ski collective will then make a donations to both the National Brain Tumor Society and Webster Dudley Food Share. Donations of non-perishable food items will also be collected the day of the event for the Webster Dudley Food Share.
The event is open to the ALL SKIERS including the general public and other water ski teams. Insurance for the event will be covered via USA Water Ski. Participants must be at least 13 years old, and Non USA Water Ski members will need to sign a waver for insurance purposed prior to participation. Participants will also need to sign up and register online at https://websterwaterski.com/swaterski. Participants may get their own sponsors to cover their registration fee, and the fees and any other donations will be tax deductible. The skier that raises the most money for the event will win a $100 gift certificate to Point Breeze Restaurant. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt for their participation!
Webster Water Ski Collective will be the host water ski club for the event, and will have skis, life jackets and some wet-suits for use on site as well as the boats for the events. The Webster Water Ski Collective will also have an information booth for anyone whom is interested in signing up to our group for our 2023 season or get information about our Adaptive Water Ski Program, which is the only adaptive waterski program in Massachusetts and last year saw over 100 disabled participants waterski and have a amazing day on the water across five different ponds in Massachusetts.
The Snow Ski portion will be hosted by Wachusett Mountain, and will include lift tickets (Discounts for people with a Wachusett Season pass already). Any Rentals will be paid by the participant.
Special thanks to the Webster Parks and Recreations department for the use of Memorial Beach for this event!
We recommend bringing proper gear to warm up after, and that you are 13 or older to participate due to the cold weather.
This should be a fun event and for a great cause! We will also accept donations if you want to support the cause!
Approximate times for the event:
Registration: 9:30 am
Snow Skiing: 4-9pm.
Sponsor a Skier or Donate Directly
You can sponsor a skier by donating via the PayPal button and then sending us an email to WebsterWaterSki@Gmail.com to let us know whom you are sponsoring.
- Our Third Annual "Swaterski" event will take place at Memorial Beach in Webster on April 1, 2023. Skiers will brave the cold water and waterski and then head on over to Wachusett Mountain (Conditions permitting) to snow-ski for the day. We are asking for people to "Sponsor a skier" that is participating, with the donations going to the National Brain Tumor Society and/or the Webster-Dudley Food Share. Over the past two years of hosting this event, we have raised over $25,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society and Webster Dudley Food Share! Sponsors can choose what charity to donate to, or donate to both if they wish. On the day of the event, we are also looking to do a can drive for the Webster-Dudley Food Share.
Want to participate remotely?
Send in your donation and a pic of you waterskiing on or before April 1, 2023 and we will post it to our page! In our past events, we have had remote participants from Utah, Florida, Maryland, and New Hampshire! This is all to raise money for a GREAT cause, so all are welcome – no matter where you are!
Want to sponsor a skier or just support the event? Make your donation to the Webster Water Ski Collective – CO Linda Candela, 76 Union Point RD, Webster MA or via our website at https://WebsterWaterSki.org.
It seems everyone has a story about cancer. My Mom passed away after an almost 2 year battle with Glioblastoma. The person who taught me how to waterski has been battling cancer for years, friends, relatives, neighbors, it would be near impossible to find someone who hasn’t been affected.
I think when you are affected by the death of someone close to you, you want to find some way to give back, some walk, some ride, and me, well, I waterski, and I snowboard. These are the things I do that closes out the outside world for a little while. At the end of the day though, they are pretty selfish endeavors. I try my best to share these sports with others and introduce them to the sports that have given me so much, but struggled to find a way to give back.
Well, it finally hit me: Swaterskiing. A couple seasons ago the Menard family and Fallon family did this when we snow skied on the last day Wachusett was opened, and then drove to Webster lake and water skied on the same day. Think of it as the waterskier’s version of a polar plunge!
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