Nautique and Orlando Watersports Complex Partner to Host Adaptive Waterski Clinic

16 riders pulled with the help of Ann's Angels.

On the water with Ann's Angels
Ann’s Angels, is an Orlando area nonprofit, all-volunteer team that plans waterskiing and wakeboarding events to promote a healthy and active lifestyle ​for those who are challenged with physical and mental disabilities. Courtesy Correct Craft

Orlando Watersports Complex and Nautique Boat Company had the pleasure of volunteering to help people who are challenged with physical and mental disabilities experience time on the water, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Aktion Parks and Nautique Boats were able to team up with Ann’s Angels, a local nonprofit, all-volunteer team that plans waterskiing and wakeboarding events to promote a healthy and active lifestyle ​for those who are challenged with physical and mental disabilities. During the event, 16 riders enjoyed 36 pulls with the team, with some of them being their first time on the water. Several pro Nautique athletes, including Jodi Grassman, Whitney Rini, Mary Morgan Howell, Jon Travers, and John Akerman were able to come out and show their support by coaching. Seven different organizations were represented, including Spinabifida Central Florida, Orlando Veterans Administration, Orlando VA, Tampa VA, Lakeland VA, Brooks Rehab, and Wheelchair for Kids.

Aktion Parks Director of Operations, Kellan Rudnicki, commented, “Ann’s Angels is truly a wonderful organization doing amazing work in making life better for so many individuals who otherwise would not be able to partake in the activities of watersports.” Rudnicki added, “Thanks to the support of Nautique Boats and their team for making lifelong memories for our riders!”

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On the dock after fun rides
All smiles after goals accomplished. Courtesy Correct Craft

“We are happy to support Ann’s Angels in their efforts to help others,” said Greg Meloon, President of Nautique Boat Company. “This is an incredible opportunity to make an impact in the community and get new participants behind the boat experiencing life on the water.”

John Lipscomb President of Ann’s Angels Adaptive Waterski Foundation stated, “Thank you for hosting this clinic. Correct Craft brands have been a great partner in our quest to get more people on the water and make their lives better through towed water sports.”

About Nautique Boat Company: Nautique is celebrating its 97th anniversary of delivering excellence in the marine industry. A subsidiary of Correct Craft, Nautique has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Delivering the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market, Nautique continues to drive progression with their award-winning technology and dedication to building the highest-quality boats imaginable. New technology, performance innovations and attention to detail are the cornerstones of what makes the Nautique brand the industry leader. Through the Nautique Cares initiative, employees and athletes dedicate themselves to not only making a difference on the water, but to extend their support to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit nautique.com

About Aktion Parks: Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, delivers customers an active, watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious. Aktion Parks owns and operates three of the world’s most recognized parks: Orlando Watersports Complex, Miami Watersports Complex, and Elite Cable Park. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit aktionparks.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 97 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Ingenity boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information, please visit correctcraft.com.

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