- 22 October 2012 | Wakeboarding
Aktion Parks announced that it has joined with the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) in an effort to make wakeboarding an Olympic sport.
In addition to a financial contribution, Aktion Parks will work closely with the IWWF to promote their Wakeboard 2020 Vision campaign. The goal of the IWWF and Aktion Parks is to have wakeboarding included in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
"We are thrilled to have the Aktion Parks team join us in this important effort. We are convinced that wakeboarding will be an exciting addition to the Summer Olympics and the IWWF sincerely appreciates the help we are receiving from Aktion Parks", stated the IWWF president, Kuno Ritschard.
"Our Aktion Parks and OWC teams are excited to be supporting the effort to make wakeboarding an Olympic sport. This is an exciting time for our industry and we are very happy to be playing an important role supporting our sport," added Aktion Parks CEO, Bill Yeargin.
"We have recently taken a first step into the cable industry with the purchase of OWC and we are reviewing numerous other opportunities to expand in this growing segment of our industry. The future is bright", Yeargin added.
The Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC), owned by Correct Craft subsidiary Aktion Parks, is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding and water skiing.
Established in 1999, OWC has become the premier locale for riders and skiers of all levels. From beginning riders just wanting to try the sport for recreation, to professional wakeboarders and skiers from around the world, OWC caters to all.