May 2007

SCMA Supports U.S. Water Ski Racing Team
At 2007 World Championships In New Zealand

ORANGE, Calif. — The Southern California Marine Association has made a cash donation of $1,000 to the International Water Ski Racing Association to help defray training and travel expenses of the U.S. Water Ski Racing Team at the May 2007 World Championships in Rotoura, New Zealand.

"These are some of the most dedicated and superbly conditioned athletes in the world," commented SCMA Executive Director Dave Geoffroy, referring to the 14-member team of water ski racers heading to New Zealand for a series of races to be held May 10-20.

"The World Water Ski Racing Championships are truly an international event with more than a dozen countries represented. The SCMA is proud to be a supporter of this group which is comprised of all amateur competitors. We wish our U.S. Team the best of luck and hope they return back home safely with the gold."

The World Water Ski Racing Championships are held bi-annually in different host countries. In 2005, the U.S. Water Ski Team successfully won the overall team crown and stateside team member Todd Haig of Redlands, Calif. was victorious in capturing the coveted Men's Open class title.

IWSRA chairman, Randy Jarrell commented, "We greatly appreciate the support of the SCMA. Water ski racing is not an inexpensive sport, and our ability to field a team for these World Championships is largely dependent upon the generous donations of sponsors and supporters like the SCMA.