Support WWU Wakeboard Team!
The WWU Wakeboard Team is hoping to bring back the practice location that our team was founded upon! Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the 2019-2020 school year to lock this down.
As Spring 2020 nears, an extraordinary opportunity has presented itself to us. This opportunity is to bring back a two-tower cable system to our stomping grounds, Bow Lake, just 15 minutes away from Western Washington University's campus. The return of our beloved cable park would dramatically bring our team to greater heights thanks to your contributions!
Who is the WWU Wakeboard Team?
Since 2014 the WWU Wakeboard Team has been comprised of a range of beginner to expert wakeboarders with a passion for spreading the love of the sport! With most of our lifespan being a 15 minute commute to Bow Lake, it is a spot that is cherished deeply in our hearts and hope to bring back. Since the park got moved in 2018, we now practice once a week at a two-tower cable system called Valley Wake Park in Abbotsford, BC, along with some occasional days that we ride boat in Whatcom County, fully dependent upon the willingness of local drivers within the community. We also travel at least twice a year to some of the top-rated cable parks in the U.S, typically in Sacramento, CA. Our most recent accomplishments include bronze in the women's beginner div. at Rip the Rails 2019, first and second at the 208 BC Provincials, silver at the 2018 Amateur Wakeskate Nationals, and gold and silver in the beginner's div. of Cinco de Mayo Cable Comp 2017 in Sacramento.
How will your support help our team?
By donating to our VikingFunder, you will be directly supporting our effort to create more accessibility to wakeboarding in the PNW! If enough funds are raised, we will put all donations toward the long-term lease of bringing the cable system back to Bow Lake. This would be monumental for our team in that we will have full-access to a practice location that is only 15 minutes away from campus! More accessibility to our practice location means that we can bring more students out more often to try wakeboarding and gain the love of the sport many of us have. This would significantly help to maintain our team being a reputable group at Western, because ever since the loss of Bow, our team has been creeping to fewer members each season. Reason being is due to a much higher commitment when practice is about an hour drive, as well as across an international border. Valley Wake Park has been an amazing park to be at, and we are thankful to be welcomed there, but the commute has been wearing us down for weekly practices. As students at Western Washington University, our time is very limited for external activities, so that drive can make or break some who want to be apart of the sport but can't afford to. Bringing back a local practice location means that members will not be required to possess a passport, as well as multiple weekday rides will come back into play, giving much more time to introduce more people to the love of watersports.
Thank you for considering us!
We may be one of WWU's smaller clubs, but we have the biggest hearts! We love our sport so much that we drive hours just to ride, crossing international borders for regular practices and at least two state borders just to compete. Help us gain more opportunities to practice our sport by donating to our VikingFunder so we can bring back our local cable park!
The WWU Wakeboard Team