For Immediate Release:

From Lake Alfred, FL. The World Wakeboard Association is proud to announce the debut of two new divisions, which include Adaptive Standing and Adaptive Sit-Boarding, at the 2011 Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships and the 2011 Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships Presented by Supra.

If you are wondering what adaptive means, WWA President Shannon Starling explains: “The adaptive divisions are modifying current wakeboarding so that more athletes can compete. The divisions allow individuals with limb loss and limb difference the opportunity to get out on the water, compete, and have fun!”

Adaptive Sports use specially designed technology so that persons with a disability are able to participate. In Wakeboarding the use of prosthetic limbs, specially designed boots, handles, and integrated chair-wakeboards are used to allow maximum advantage to the athlete.

“The capability of what each athlete is able to do is simply amazing,” says Starling, “At the WWA our goal is for everyone to Wakeboard.”

The 2011 WWA Wakeboard Nationals and 2011 WWA Wakeboard Worlds will incorporate, separately, an Adaptive Standing Division and Adaptive Sit-Boarding Division. Using the latest adaptive technology, these athletes will be judged by a panel of hand-picked professional wakeboarders. Each division will focus on sportsmanship and companionship as the athletes amaze the spectators behind the best boats in the water.

About the WWA

The WWA Wakeboard National Championships and the WWA Wakeboard World Championships are the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). The WWA also owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown and WWA Wake Park Nationals. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com.

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