|The World Wake Association announced today that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame. The agreement aligns the two organizations which share the same goals of preserving the history of wakesports and honoring pioneers for their contributions, in all aspects, not solely competitive, while ensuring wakesports history is accurately recorded. |
For nearly a year, members from both organizations have been discussing a more cohesive approach to each other’s operations including higher profile, joint promotions. The agreement sets the stage for more united operations including an improved and expanded Hall of Fame induction process that will also acknowledge the world’s current top performing wake sports athletes while ensuring that the history of wakesports is preserved.
Mike Weddington, Wakeboarding Hall of Fame President said, “Once we started talking, we realized that the two organizations had a lot in common. Our goals and values were completely aligned and it made sense to bring these two institutions together as we continue our mission of preserving the history of our sport. The agreement will provide for improved communication and better promotion of the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony, now in its seventh year.”
The World Wake Association’s Executive Director, Corrie Wilson said, “For more than thirty-two years, the WWA has provided a stage for all wake sports athletes to compete across the globe. Many of our earliest athletes are already Hall of Fame Inductees, so it just made sense, in so many ways, for the WWA to join forces with the Hall of Fame in order to preserve and honor those that were truly a part of the history of our sport. I’m looking forward to the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame and the new awards throughout this summer.
Anyone interested is encouraged to visit WakeboardingHallofFame.com where they’ll get more information about the mission, its current members, entertaining archived content and how philanthropic contributors can make an annual tax-deductible donation that will one day lead to a museum enshrining inductees and housing wake sport’s most historical memorabilia and artifacts. For more information, contact Mike Weddington at (919) 673-7393 or Jim Emmons at (407) 719-8062 or info@WakeboardingHallofFame.com.
***About the World Wake Association: Developed for riders by riders, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of wakesports. Since 1989 our mission and values remain true to the core of our community. Our position as the authority on competitive standards has been earned through consistent development; sanctioning and producing more than 15,000 worldwide events and counting. The WWA is the only organization solely focused on the best interests of the sport, spearheading a collective movement on the journey to discover where wake takes you. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out www.thewwa.com.
About the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame: The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor and preserve the history of wakeboarding sports and to celebrate its pioneers and innovators while displaying significant artifacts for admirers to view and commemorate, both digitally and in physical locations. The WHF was established in 2014 by industry visionaries that saw a need for honoring and preserving the history of wake sports. In 2017, the WHF received an IRS non-profit 501(c)3 status as an educational institution with a tax-deductible designation. Donations are encouraged.