Volunteer groups offer adaptive water skiing

Adults and kids with disabilities had fun on the water, assisted by local groups.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Local kids and adults living with disabilities had fun on the water Friday.

Volunteers from the River City Water Ski Show Team grouped up with the North American Squirrel Association to offer adaptive ski sessions at Airport Beach.

The ski show team brought in safety equipment, boats, and experienced drivers and hooked up NASA’s adaptive skiing equipment.

Skiers could take to the water for a few runs during the one hour sessions.

Rich Rice, a volunteer for the River City Ski Show team said, “everybody has different ability levels and interest levels, but we like to give everybody at least a couple or three turns on the water.”

Volunteers cheered for eat participant as they finished a run.

“There’s just a ton of energy here and a good time is being had by all,” Rice said.

This isn’t the only adaptive skiing day of the summer.

The next date is set for August 12th.

To sign up to participate, you can register online at River-City-Adaptive-Ski-2021.eventbrite.com. There is no cost for the event.

The group is also always looking for volunteers to help out with the event. To get involved, you can speak to anyone at the River City Water Ski Team shows on Wednesday nights, or visit bit.ly/Adaptive-Water-Ski-2021.