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.
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!
-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!