SwaterSki! Snow/Water ski on December 5th to fight Cancer!
December 5, 2020
Webster Water Ski Collective
Snow and Water Skiing -> Swaterskiing! A ski benifit to fight Cancer!
The Webster Water Ski Collective is honored to partner with Foxy Travel/FTI Coach, Wachusett Mountain and the Menard family to host the inaugural “Swaterski to Fight Cancer” event in memory of Christine (Repsys) Menard to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society.
The “SwaterSki” event will be a dual Water Ski and Snow Ski event taking place on December 5th. Water skiing will be for those brave enough to ski in a New England December and will be held at the Webster Water Ski Collective shack at Point Breeze Marina. Following Waterskiing, we will go to Point Breeze restaurant for a small banquet and a free adult-beverage (beer/wine) for those over 21.
After the banquet, we will then board a bus and head up to Wachusett Mountain for the snow skiing portion and enjoy some great night skiing, thus completing the “Swaterski” experience!
All checks can be made payable to the Webster Water Ski Collective, or participants can pay online via PayPal. Following the event, the Webster Water Ski collective will then make a single large donation consisting of the full proceeds from the event to the National Brain Tumor Society. 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 passes are available for $10. A boat will be provided as well.
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.
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:
Bus departs for Wachusett: 4:30pm. (You may drive separately to Wachusett if you wish).
Snow Skiing: 5:30-9:30pm
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.
Sponsor a Skier for our 2020 SwaterSki event on December 5, 2020
Want to participate remotely?
Send in your donation and a pic of you waterskiing on December 5th 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 endeavours. 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 waterskiers 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).