SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 - Tickets for Raffle Available
JANUARY 2014 - Raffle Drawing
MARCH 1, 2014 - Completed Scholarship Application due
APRIL 2013 - Fundraising Tournament & Golf
APRIL 2013 - Hall of Fame Ceremony
APRIL 2013 - AWSEF Membership and BOT Meeting
JUNE 1, 2013 - Nominations for Hall of Fame
AUGUST 1, 2013 - Nominations for Award of Distinction
OCTOBER 2013 - Ski with the Legends
Provides the building for American Water Ski Educational Foundation Water Ski Hall of Fame/ Museum
Offers annually up to five $1500 college scholarships and one for $3000.
Administers annually four $1000 scholarships for the Boys/Girls 1-3 and $500 for the Boy/Girl 2 overall winners at the AWSA National Championships.
Preserves the history and legacy of water ski sports with its collections and displays of equipment, art and awards.
Maintains a reference library of water ski literature including books, periodicals, films, video and DVDs.
Maintains the US Water Ski Hall of Fame and the International Waterski and Wakeboard Hall of Fame.
Organizes annual Hall of Fame Inductions and oversees the selection process.
Provides research and education for its members, the media and students.
Promotes all water sports disciplines and divisions.
Provides ways to memorialize and honor the sport’s participants, clubs and loved ones.
Includes a world class lake adjacent to the Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum.
The American Water Ski Educational Foundation recently welcomed Tracy Mattes as its new executive director. Mattes, taking over for the retiring Carole Lowe, began her new position with the AWSEF on April 17.
Mattes, 43, most recently served as the executive director of global programs for the World Olympians Association. The WOA is considered the fourth pillar of the International Olympic Committee, and represents all of nearly 100,000 Olympians around the world who have competed in an Olympic Games. “I hope to be able to use my background with the Olympic family to help the AWSEF get to the next level,” Mattes says. “I really believe there is a lot of potential for the organization and I am really excited about the possibilities that lay ahead.”
Mattes earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Arizona State University in 1992 and her master’s degree in business administration from the International University of Monaco in 2006. Prior to working for the WOA, Mattes worked in television news production at NBC affiliates in Atlanta, Ga., Austin, Texas, and Tampa, Fla., before starting her own consulting firm – 5 Rings Consulting, Inc. – specializing in marketing, business development and fundraising. She also is a retired professional track and field athlete as well as a humanitarian activist. In 2002 she was inducted into the Track & Field Hall of Fame and in 2009 she was inducted into the World Sport Humanitarian Hall of Fame.