For Immediate Release

Webster Water Ski Collective Hosts Adaptive Water Ski Clinic in Memory of Lisa Fracalosi

Holland, MA, June 17, 2024 — The Webster Water Ski Collective is excited to announce a special Adaptive Water Ski Clinic on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at Hamilton Reservoir in Holland, MA. This event, held in loving memory of Lisa Fracalosi, is organized in collaboration with the Aqua Riders of Holland and Team Hoyt New England.

Lisa Fracalosi skiing with us at an adaptive ski event in 2023.

Lisa enjoying last years event in Holland.

The Adaptive Water Ski Clinic aims to offer an exhilarating and inclusive water skiing experience for individuals with disabilities. Dedicated to Lisa Fracalosi, a Team Hoyt New England member whose passion for adaptive sports was inspirational, this clinic honors her legacy. Lisa participated in last year’s event, quickly fell in love with adaptive water skiing, and joined us for multiple events throughout the season, always with a smile on her face.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn and practice water skiing under the guidance of experienced instructors from the Webster Water Ski Collective, Aqua Riders of Holland, and Team Hoyt New England. The clinic will feature specialized equipment and adaptive techniques tailored to meet the diverse needs of all participants, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

“We are honored to host this Adaptive Water Ski Clinic in memory of Lisa Fracalosi,” said Ryan DesRoches, Director of the Adaptive Ski Program at Webster Water Ski Collective. “Lisa’s dedication to the sport and her vision for inclusivity continue to inspire us. This event embodies her spirit by bringing the joy of water skiing to everyone, regardless of their abilities.”

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Reservoir, Holland, MA (163 Mashapaug Rd, Holland, MA 01521)
  • Activities: Adaptive water skiing lessons, equipment demonstrations, and community networking
  • Special Guests: Instructors and athletes from Aqua Riders of Holland and Team Hoyt New England

The event is open to all individuals with disabilities, their families, and supporters. Registrations for this event are currently full, but the Webster Water Ski Collective has openings for other events this season. Registration information can be found at Webster Water Ski Collective.

This is the first of five major Adaptive Ski Events hosted by the Webster Water Ski Collective across Massachusetts this summer. Each event will have 25-30 participants with various disabilities enjoying water skiing. The other events include:

We invite the community to join us for a day of fun, learning, and remembrance as we celebrate the life and legacy of Lisa Fracalosi. Together, we can continue her mission of promoting inclusivity and accessibility in water sports.

About Webster Water Ski Collective: The Webster Water Ski Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the sport of water skiing and fostering a supportive community for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Through clinics, events, and educational programs, we aim to make water skiing accessible to everyone. For more information or to sponsor one of our events, please visit Webster Water Ski Collective.

About Aqua Riders of Holland: The Aqua Riders are a recreational and competitive show ski team in the Eastern Region. The recreational team teaches water skiing and show skiing without the competitive team commitment, while the competitive team performs at the Eastern Regional Show Ski Tournament. The team showcases acts such as barefoot, jump, women’s ballet line, swivel, around the boat, and human pyramids, with free shows every Friday night in the summer at Holland’s Maine Attraction Restaurant on Mashapaug Road.

About Team Hoyt New England: Team Hoyt New England aims to raise awareness of inclusion, educate, inspire, and enrich lives by pairing athletes of differing abilities in endurance events to promote the Team Hoyt motto, “Yes, You Can!”

For media inquiries, please contact:

Ryan DesRoches
Director of Adaptive Skiing
Webster Water Ski Collective
adaptive@websterwaterski.org
774-495-0165