Wow! Our ninth Waterfest is about to happen on
Saturday, July 8th, from 8am to 5pm. We’re expecting 40 intrepid participants and about 75+ volunteers and family. Last year we had a large group from Tulsa’s Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges. Most will join through the OKlahoma Adaptive Sports Association, formerly known as G.O.D.S.A. Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation staff is heavily involved, as is the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Oklahoma.

We’ll have water-skiing, tubing, kayaking, swimming, picnicking, and of course sailing. We’ll put out the pontoon boat for rides.This has always been an exciting event in large measure fostered by the wonderfully accessible Boathouse facility and the people who run it. That’s us, the Thunderbird Sailing Club. We need volunteers to bring their sailboat, help manage the beach, dock, and BoatHouse, and especially to help clean up between 4:00 and 5:30.

This year I’m pleased to welcome members of Tri OKC who will be providing lifeguard supervision. We can already thank Phil, Jim and Dave for clearing the beach, ramp and parking pad.

Lunch will be served, and the tee shirt this year is really cool.