$ 730,324 raised 2,126 Donors
WWU Wakeboard Team has raised $ 2,993 from 21 Donors!
WWU Wakeboard Team
Support the WWU Wakeboard Team on Give Day 2019!

Who is the WWU Wake Team?

      The WWU Wake Team was active during the 2000s before being officially established in 2014. We are a team of wakeboarders ranging from beginner to expert with a passion for spreading the love of the sport to newcomers. We practice weekly one-at-a-time on a two-point cable system at Valley Wake Park in Abbostford, BC. On the rare occasion we also ride behind a boat on Lake Whatcom or Samish depending on the willingness of drivers within the community. On top of these ride days, as long as funding permits, we travel to some of the top-rated cable parks in the U.S for competitions. This includes a biannual trip to Sacramento, CA and occasional others. Some recent competitions we’ve placed in include gold and silver in the beginner’s div of the Cinco de Mayo comp in Sacramento, first and second in the 18-24 div at the BC Provincials, and silver in the Amateur Wakeskate Nationals, among other accomplishments. During our off-season (when the water levels are too high at our cable park) we rely on fundraising to take us elsewhere to practice/compete. This off-season we were able to travel to one competition in Sacramento, CA, and our goal for next year is to add one more opportunity to ride in a competition in either Texas or Florida.

 

Our Goals

Annual WWU Collegiate Wakeboarding Competition

      Next year we are planning our own competition at Valley Wake Park in Abbotsford, BC. This competition will bring collegiate teams from both sides of the border together for friendly competition and fun! We hope to make this an annual event that will create strong bonds within the wake community in western USA and Canada.

 

To Create More Opportunities for Our Team to Compete and Train

      Currently our team commits to two competitions a year in Sacramento, CA. This is due to proximity (Sacramento has the closest full-systems to us) as well as funding. We would like to branch out to Texas or Florida and commit to at least one more competition a year so we can show the southern riders what we got at WWU.

We are also hoping to have an annual training trip during our winter seasons. The water levels at our cable park in Canada get too high and force us off the water between December and March. This creates a major gap in our season where we lose precious time to train. We would like a portion of our fundraising to be dedicated to an annual trip to a full-system cable park so we can intensively train for at least one weekend during the winter.

 

Where the Money Goes

      By donating to the WWU Wakeboarding Team on Give Day you will be directly supporting our efforts to train, compete, and host a WWU collegiate competition. You would be helping us with our equipment expenses including boards, bindings, helmets, and lifejackets. Your support has a huge impact on our ability to travel. We rely on fundraising in order to afford travel costs like van rentals, gas, accommodations, and food. Give Day donations also help us with competition fees and cable park passes. You will also see our WWU collegiate competition come to life with your donations by helping us with expenses like World Wake Association sanctioning and lake rentals.

 

Why Support Us

      We may be one of WWU’s smallest sports clubs but we have the biggest heart! We love our sport so much that we drive hours just to ride. We cross one international border for our regular riding in almost freezing-cold water, and we cross at least two state borders just so we can compete. We need help in order to ride consistently though! Our cable park in Canada only lets us ride one-at-a-time, and it’s also not available to us from December to March. During these winter months we dream of riding six-at-a-time on cyclical full-system cables in the California sun and competing against our fellow shredders. Help our dreams become reality by donating to our team on Give Day!

 

Shred on!

 

-The WWU Wake Team

tl;dr: Help us get more riding time, organize our own competition, and afford wakeboarding equipment by donating to WWU Wakeboarding on Give Day!

 

Success!
***2:1 Student Challenge Has Been Met, Thank you!***
The first $7,000 in students gifts (up to $100 per student) have been matched 2:1 by Dave Mann, '82 and Ann Thomson Mann, Jing de Jong, Healthy Pet and other generous alumni.
Completed
Leaderboard
Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most gifts with a bonus of $1,000 each!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 223
2 $1,000 WWU Volleyball 184
3 $1,000 WWU Racing 146
4 $1,000 WWU Symphony Orchestra Vienna-Prague Tour 2020 128
5 $1,000 Computer Science 83
6 MSCM & Operations 79
7 Marketing Department 77
8 Behavioral Neuroscience 69
9 Ice Hockey 66
10 WWU AS Food Pantry 60
11 Western Washington University 54
12 Accounting Department 53
13 Men's Soccer 49
14 Cross Country & Track and Field 40
15 KUGS Scholarship 39
16 Chemistry Department 38
17 Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship 37
18 Honors Program 35
19 Honoring Nancy Johnson! 34
20 Psychology 33
21 Education and Social Justice Minor 32
22 College of Business and Economics 30
23 Women's Ultimate 30
24 MBA Program 29
25 Western Libraries Heritage Resources 29
26 WWU Wakeboard Team 26
27 Music Department 25
28 Millie Johnson Puzzle Hunt Fund 25
29 Child Development Center 25
30 International Business Program 23
31 Women's Basketball 22
32 Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives 22
33 Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies 22
34 Physics and Astronomy 22
35 Geology 22
36 Woodring College of Education 19
37 English Department 19
38 Management Information Systems 19
39 Shannon Point Marine Center 19
40 Huxley College of the Environment 19
41 WWU Tennis Club 19
42 LGBTQ+ Western 18
43 Best Buddies 18
44 Men's Lacrosse 17
45 Modern and Classical Languages 17
46 History Department 16
47 Piper Carr's Guitar Matching Fund 15
48 Ray Wolpow Institute 15
49 Linguistics 15
50 Western Libraries 15
51 Engineering and Design 14
52 Men's Basketball 14
53 Biology 14
54 Adoptees Club 14
55 Dance 13
56 Environmental Sciences Department 13
57 Journalism 13
58 Undocumented Student Support 13
59 Western GAP Scholarship 12
60 Elementary Education Department 12
61 Environmental Studies Department 12
62 WWU Career Closet 12
63 Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship 11
64 Nursing 11
65 Sociology 11
66 Economics 11
67 Veteran Services 11
68 Finance Department 11
69 AMSEC 11
70 Graduate School 10
71 Art and Art History Department 10
72 Club Wrestling 10
73 Mathematics 9
74 College of Science and Engineering 9
75 Environmental Toxicology Program 9
76 Political Science 9
77 Living Snow Project 9
78 Bellingham Review 9
79 Communication Sciences and Disorders 8
80 Design Department 8
81 Women's Water Polo 8
82 Student Technology Center's Booster Fund 8
83 Sailing Team 8
84 College of Fine and Performing Arts 8
85 Anthropology 8
86 Western Gallery 8
87 Liberal Studies 8
88 Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship Fund 8
89 Equestrian 8
90 Institute for Energy Studies 7
91 Women's Lacrosse 7
92 Woodring College of Education Scholarships 7
93 WWU Climbing Team 7
94 Communication Studies 7
95 Theatre Arts 7
96 Quidditch 7
97 IDEA Academic Programs in Entrepreneurship 6
98 Philosophy 6
99 Health and Human Development 6
100 Men's Rugby 6
101 Educational Administration Program 6
102 Canadian-American Studies 6
103 WWU Chess Club 6
104 Ethnic Student Center 6
105 WWU Student Chapter of NSTA 6
106 Filipino-American Student Association (FASA) 6
107 Young Democrats of WWU 6
108 Women's Soccer 5
109 Rowing 5
110 Alpha Kappa Psi Omega Beta 5
111 Huxley Graduate Programs 5
112 Compass to Campus 5
113 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 5
114 Women's Volleyball Sport Club 5
115 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 5
116 Dead Parrots Society 5
117 Other 4
118 Water Skiing 4
119 Salish Sea Institute 4
120 WWU Club Golf Team 4
121 Hillel of WWU 4
122 Center for Education Equity & Diversity 4
123 NeRDS 4
124 Endowed Professorship in Jewish History 3
125 WISE Scholarship 3
126 CBE Investment Management and Scholarship Fund 3
127 Men's Golf 3
128 WWU Speech and Hearing Clinic 3
129 Small Business Development Center 3
130 Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education 3
131 Viking Athletics 3
132 Men's Water Polo 3
133 Special Education 3
134 Softball 3
135 Baile de WWU 3
136 WCE Promise Scholarships for Students of Color 3
137 WWU Fly Fishing Club 3
138 National Society of Black Engineers 3
139 Bellingham Order of the Saber 3
140 Fencing 3
141 Figure Skating 3
142 Women's Rugby 3
143 Human Services Program 3
144 MK Advantages of Learning Differently Scholarship 2
145 Dr. Elena Pereyra Peach Award Scholarship 2
146 Institute for Global Engagement 2
147 Morse Institute for Leadership 2
148 East Asian Studies 2
149 Center for Pacific Northwest Studies 2
150 Bennerstorm Prize 2
151 Women's Golf 2
152 WWU Outdoor Center 2
153 Adult and Higher Education Program 2
154 Student Services and Programs 2
155 Black Womxn Revolutionary Group 2
156 Huxley College on the Peninsulas 2
157 International Business Network Club 2
158 Freeride Ski and Snowboard Team 2
159 Equity and Diversity Committee 2
160 AS Clubs 2
161 Sandberg Scholarship 1
162 Dr. Lina Zeine Scholarship 1
163 Joann Otto Microscope Endowment Fund 1
164 Manis Family Scholarship 1
165 Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship 1
166 Brian K. and Lori L. Burton Fund for Innovation 1
167 Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship 1
168 Hearing Aid Bank 1
169 Vassdal Design Scholarship 1
170 Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment 1
171 Frank Punches Memorial Endowment Fund 1
172 FACET 1
173 Science, Math and Technology Education 1
174 Donald B. McLeod Scholarship Endowment 1
175 Rich and Stephanie Bowers Endowment 1
176 Timothy Crossan Memorial Fund 1
177 Swimming 1
178 James B. and Angela Rhoads Scholarship 1
179 Exercise Science Lab 1
180 Ralph Munro Institute 1
181 The Jazz Project Scholarship 1
182 WWU Judo Club 1
183 Western Community Outreach 1
184 Mountain Environments Research Institute 1
185 Native American Student Union 1
186 Student Ambassador Scholarship 1
187 NAMI on Campus WWU 1
188 Cheerleading 1
189 Office of Sustainability 1
190 Business and Sustainability Program 1
191 KM Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1
192 Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center 1
193 Students for Public Education 1
194 The SEA Discovery Center 0
195 Special Collections 0
196 WWU National Science Teachers Association Chapter 0
197 Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation 0
198 Baseball Sport Club 0
199 Campus Recreation 0
200 Cascadia Climbers 0
201 Cycling 0
202 Extended Education 0
203 Institute for Watershed Studies 0
204 Khmer Student Association (KhSA) 0
205 Management 0
206 Men's Ultimate 0
207 Men's Volleyball 0
208 Parents and Families 0
209 Rehabilitation Counseling Program 0
210 Secondary Education Department 0
211 The Journal of Educational Controversy 0
212 Vietnamese Student Association 0
213 Woodring Peer Mentors 0
Ended
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at giving@wwu.edu.