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A water ski show without limits

Cypress Gardens skiers hold adaptive event

WINTER HAVEN – Who doesn’t like a fun day at the lake?

For the sixth year, the Adaptive Water Ski Event on Lake Silver in Winter Haven will bring the excitement and comradery of the sport to people with disabilities and their families.

On Sept. 28, the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team will team-up with the nonprofit On The Edge Children’s Foundation, offering adaptive water skiing, pontoon boat rides, photo opportunities, and family time on the banks, including yard games and food. Other groups participating include as the World Barefoot Center, Florida Southern College, Webber College, local Rotary clubs and Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate, a Gasparilla krewe dedicated to assisting amputees and their families.

Open to children and adults with disabilities ages 6 and up, registration begins at 9 a.m. The only restrictions are that persons with brittle bone disorders or that suffer from seizures will not be allowed to water ski. The public is welcome to join in the festivities along the banks of Lake Silver.

Members of the Cypress Gardens Water Ski team, as well as the nonprofit On The Edge Children’s Foundation are available for media interviews before the event.

For more information, visit www.cypressgardenswaterskiteam.com.