Australia is hosting the 2017 World Disabled Water Ski Championships at Myuna Bay, NSW from 24th to 30th April. People who have a range of disabilities including arm/leg amputees, paraplegia, and quadriplegia, all compete in these Championships and the best skiers skiers from around the World come to compete.
It is a significant achievement for anyone to represent their country, especially for a disabled athlete. It is also an important motivational tool for other people facing adversity to find a way to achieve their goals.
The high cost of hosting a World Championships is a challenge in itself and we need your support to raise the funds to host the event. At the 2015 Worlds held in the USA, Australia won the Team Silver Medal for only the second time. Hosting the Event in Australia will afford us the opportunity to win the coveted Gold Medal for the first time ever, as well as many individual podium placings.
We believe that organisations and individual citizens interested in an active model of corporate and philanthropic responsibility can support water skiing for people with disabilities through tax deductible donations. By doing so, they will facilitate some people with disabilities moving on with their lives, adjusting to their disabilities, achieving success and living full lives.
What a unique opportunity for you as an individual or your company to support these fantastic athletes.
Fund Raising Campaign.
DWSA has established a Fund Raising Campaign through the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF). DWSA needs your support to achieve our goal to host the 2017 World Championships, so we would ask you to please donate. It is not often that an opportunity arises for organisations and individuals to support an International Event made up of people with a disability.
All funds raised will go towards our hosting obligations such as officials accommodation, anti doping testing, medals, uniforms, vehicle and equipment hire, etc. Remember, all donations over two dollars are tax deductible.
We ask you to join us on our journey to grow the sport through:
- helping Australia host the 2017 World Championships;
- helping people with disabilities pursue their goals; and
- bringing the sport of water skiing for the disabled to many more people.
Whether it is a donation of $10 or more from a single person or a corporate sponsor providing some significant support, every little bit helps us work towards our goals.
Other Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities.
Other Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities exist. Click on the Logo for more information.
To donate, please click on the “Donate through the ASF” button.
The Australian Disabled Water Ski Team is proudly supported by: