Adaptive Ski Day for Spinal Cord Injuries – July 25th – Webster

Event Date:

July 25, 2024

Event Time:

8:30 am

Event Location:

Memorial Beach Webster

We are honored to be able to host a very special Adaptive Ski Day specifically for participants with spinal cord injuries.    This event is made possible via grants from the Craig H Neilsen Foundation through Move United Sports as well as the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and will be held at Webster’s Memorial Beach in Webster Massachusetts.     Our trained staff will be utilizing specialized sit-skis to give each participant the thrill and excitement of being on the water and experiencing the sport we love!

Registrations Are limited to those with a spinal cord injury only*

* Registrations open to those with a spinal cord injury, conditions that affect the spinal cord – such as spina bifida do not meet the requirements set by the grants and thus are not allowed to register at this time.     If we do not fill all the spots for this event with those with traumatic spinal cord injuries,  we will open the event up to others.    Please contact adaptive@websterwaterski.org for more information concerning registration requirements.  

A $25 refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot (the event itself is FREE, the deposit is just meant to hold your spot).    Deposits will be returned (upon request) on the day of the event, if the participant does not request their deposit back the funds go into our Adaptive Ski Budget to offset the cost for lunch and help us bring more events like this to Central Massachusetts.     

Lunch will be provided:  As part of the event, we will be catering a box lunch or pizza for both the morning and afternoon sessions.    We will also have an Ice Cream truck on site for the kids which we will giving each participant a voucher for one free ice-cream treat.     Doughnuts and coffee will be available for the morning session as well.     All of this is FREE for the participants via donations from our sponsors and donors!   

Survey:  As part of the grants that help us put on these events, we are asking each participant to PLEASE take the following survey through Move United Sports –  https://moveunitedsport.org/education/physical-activity-survey/

T-Shirts:  All participants will receive a free t-shirt commemorating our 2024 Adaptive ski season and showing off their status as a full fledged water skier!  Please pick your size in the registration form! 

Cancellation Policy:    We strive to fill all of our events, and will request a 72 hour notice prior to the event of a cancellation in order to receive your deposit back.     The 72 hour window will allow us to contact someone on the wait list or try to fulfill the spot that is being vacated.     

SKIERS:  All skier MUST fill out the questionnaire attached to this registration form –  failure to do so will result in your registration being canceled, as the information is essential for our planning and records to satisfy some of our grants that make events like these possible.   

Life Jackets:  Life jackets MUST be warn by all participants while they are in the water.     We do have many different sizes of life jackets available for participants, but highly encourage people to bring their own if they have them.     We will conduct a safety evaluation of all skiers prior to their ski run to make sure the jacket properly fits and is secure.   

Questions?: Any further questions may be directed toward our Director of Adaptive Skiing at Adaptive@WebsterWaterSki.org

About the Craig H Neilsen Foundation:
Inspired by our Founder, Craig H. Neilsen, the Foundation is committed to changing the world for those living with spinal cord injuries and we are driven by our Vision, Mission and Values. Our vision is a statement of what is possible, the picture of the future we want to create. Our mission speaks to our primary purpose. And our values provide the lens for decision-making and define how we will achieve our mission. 
https://chnfoundation.org/

About Move United:  
Since 1956, Move United has been redefining disability by providing year-round sports and recreation opportunities to people with a wide range of disabilities offering more than 70 different adaptive sports. Through our national network of more than 200 community Member Organizations, Move United serves over 100,000 individuals with disabilities of all ages each year.  Move United uses the power of sport to push what’s possible for people with disabilities, confronting ignorance, fueling conversation, and inciting action that leads us to a world where everyone’s included.
https://moveunitedsport.org/

About the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation:
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. For more information, please visit https://www.christopherreeve.org/.

Register Now:

Ticket type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Morning Session

Morning Session - 8:30-Noon

13 Left:
$25.00
Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session - 1pm-4pm

13 Left:
$25.00
Quantity: Total

Event FAQs

What do I need to bring?

All participants should bring their own bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and snacks to the event. A folding/portable chair is also recommended. If the skier has there own life-jacket, that is also recommended, however there will be jackets on hand for those that need them. Skis, Ropes, and all other water ski equipment will be provided by the Webster Water Ski Collective for this event.

Can non-participants watch?

Yes- we will allow for non-participants and parents to watch from shore.   Due to insurance restrictions, only approved volunteers and participants will be allowed to handle equipment or be in the water or boats during the event.   

What about Insurance? Are you covered if anything goes wrong?

Insurance will be provided via USA Water Ski and Wake Sports, whom have a rich history of sponsoring water ski tournaments and water sport events. Each participant and volunteer will need to be a USA Water Ski for that day of the event, and USA Water Ski offers a one day pass for $10 that will be covered as part of the registration fee. Any participant that needs a day pass may get one at the event, and must sign a waiver form. The insurance covers us for general liability as well as for any injuries that might take place. Safety is always our #1 goal and we will have a designated certified safety official on site in addition to our certified instructors and boat drivers to make this as safe and fun of an experience as possible for our participants and guest.

What is your cancellation policy?

We strive to fill all of our events, and will request a 72 hour notice prior to the event of a cancellation in order to receive your deposit back.     The 72 hour window will allow us to contact someone on the wait list or try to fulfill the spot that is being vacated.     

Can I ride in the boat as a caregiver?

We highly discourage this practice as per our insurance rules only members of USA Water Ski and our staff may ride in the boat.  Changing out riders in the boat also slows down the event signifigantly, so we try to avoid this unless absolutely nesassary.    In certian special situations, we may allow a parent to ride in the boat if the participant sufferes from high-anxiety, and only after the parent/caregiver has filled out a insurance waiver and only if the boat driver allows it.     Anyone in the boat must also have a personal floatational device on them at all times.    All of our boats are owned personally by our volunteers, so the boat owner has the final say on who is allowed in their vessel.    

Event Location:

Total Seats: 26 (26 Left:)
  • Memorial Beach Webster
  • 10 Memorial Beach Drive
  • Webster
  • MA
  • 01570
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • July 25, 2024 8:30 am   -   4:00 pm
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