Swaterski 2021 to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Webster/Dudley Food Bank
December 4, 2021
Webster Water Ski Collective
After raising $14,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society in 2020, we’re back to battle the chilly water again!
The Webster Water Ski Collective is honored to partner with Foxy Travel/FTI Coach, Wachusett Mountain, Lakeview Marine and the Menard family to host the 2nd Annual “Swaterski to Fight Cancer” event in memory of Christine (Repsys) Menard to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. This year, we are also collecting money and food donations for the Webster-Dudley Food Share as well to give back to our local community!
The “SwaterSki” event will be a dual Water Ski and Snow Ski event taking place on Saturday, December 4th with the waterski portion starting at 10am at Point Breeze Marina. The Snow Ski portion of the event will begin at 4pm at Wachusett Mountain. We may do a dinner prior to the snow-ski portion (details TBD).
Skiers can register for either the Water Ski portion, the Snow Ski portion or both sessions. Lift tickets will be provided for those that need them, if you already have a Wachusett Season Pass, the registration fee for the snow-ski portion will be discounted. If by chance, the conditions at Wachusett are not ideal, we will reschedule the snow-ski portion for a later date.
This event is open to ALL SKIERS! Last year we had 30 skiers from four different ski clubs and a few skiers “virtually” skiing with us from Maryland, Florida and Utah all helping to raise money for charity! Over $14,000 was collected!
Participants may get their own sponsors to cover their registration fee, and the fees will be tax deductible.
Webster Water Ski Collective will be the host water ski club for the event, and will have ski, life jackets and some wet-suits for use on site. Each participant must be insured via USA Water Ski, and day insurance passes are available for $10.
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.
Any donation via check can be made payable to the Webster Water Ski Collective. Following the event, the Webster Water Ski collective will then make a a donation consisting of the full proceeds from the event to the National Brain Tumor Society and Webster Dudley Food Bank. Donors may choose what charity they wish to support when they make their donation. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Webster-Dudley Food Share at Point Breeze on the day of the 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:
Waterskiing: 9:30am – 12 pm
Snow Skiing:: 4 – 7pm.
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 on the day of the event and we will post it to our page! 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.
It seems everyone has a story about cancer. My Mom passed away on December 5th 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 water skiers version of a polar plunge.
I want to make this event FUN and make it something everyone can participate in (read: I don’t want people to have to take out part time jobs fundraising just to help a cause).