Water Ski for a Cause | Michigan

jaykoochjaykooch Posts: 2 Baller
Hey All -

On June 9, we are kicking off the first annual Water Ski for a Cause water ski event. Similar to The Boarding School's BBQ, Buoys, and Beer event, this will be a fun a "contest" bringing serious slalom swervers alongside recreational weekend warriors to benefit a great cause. This year's proceeds will benefit Mark Boender and his family, someone near and dear to our hearts. There will be food, drinks, skiing, and plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained! Details:

West Shore Ski Club
2600 Coolidge
Conklin, MI 49403

June 9, 2018 | Noon-6pm
Food is served from 3-6pm

$30 - Skiers (incl. 4 Passes, Tee & Mug)
$20 - Non-skiing guests (incl. Tee & Mug)
$20 - Purchase of additional passes



There will be a 60 skier limit - however anyone/everyone is invited to come hang out and support Mark.

If you can't make it, but would still like to contribute, there is a GoFundMe page set up which all money raised will go towards Mark's family: https://www.gofundme.com/93muq-miracle-for-mark?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcome

Thank you all and looking forward to June 9!


  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    If I can manage to round up a ride to this I think it would be a great way to get my feet wet in a sort of tournament format. Sounds like a good time and place to meet local skiers.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,546 Mega Baller
    I just registered. Looking forward to it.

    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    Just registered! Can't wait.
  • LZywicki1LZywicki1 Posts: 368 Crazy Baller
    I just registered. Sounds fun.
    First thing we get rid of the safety equipment
  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    Do i need to be registered with USA waterski for this?
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 1,041 Mega Baller
    We are registered! Looking forward to seeing Mark and everyone else as well.
  • kurtkurt Posts: 126 Crazy Baller
    @dhofert not at this time , still working through those details

    billy's puddle swerving around the frogs

  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    @kurt thank you. Please let me know if that changes so I can get that done.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,546 Mega Baller
    @dhofert, you should probably join USAWSWS and MWSA anyway. If you are looking to increase your participation in the sport or want information, that is one way to get involved. Plus, with the recent slalom course issues, a strong membership helps with advocacy.

    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    @miskier that is a good point, I will get that taken care of.
  • kurtkurt Posts: 126 Crazy Baller
    @dhofert an update is that we sanctioned this as a x tournament meaning a usa day membership will be good to use . As of right now we are going to have the day memberships picked up by a sponsor. However feel free to join as @MISkier said as to keep the cost down and more proceeds go to the recipient.

    billy's puddle swerving around the frogs

  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    @kurt thanks for the update, I am now a registered member!
  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller

  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 833 Crazy Baller
    Looks chilly. 90 degrees down south.
  • dhofertdhofert Posts: 216 Baller
    @LZywicki1 I had nothing to do with this event other than showing up to ski. It was a fun day even though it was a bit chilly.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,546 Mega Baller
    @dvskier, upper 60s for the air. Mid 70s for the water. Great turnout.

    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

  • kurtkurt Posts: 126 Crazy Baller
    It was an unbelievable turnout , we were hoping for 200 people and I think we were in the 250 -300 range.
    Had 250 t shirts and they were all gone.
    Hats off to all our sponsors , volunteers , skiers , and supporters.
    It was an event like no other waterski event i have ever attended or been a part of including nationals.
    Thanks to @jaykooch for the great marketing as well.
    I am sure he will be posting things tomorrow .
    We had skiers from national champions to wakeboarders to a dad and daughter sking double.
    It was great to see the ski community come together .
    Thanks again to all who supported and gave money and time, an unbelievable amount was raised.

    billy's puddle swerving around the frogs

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