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January 14-16 2016

 

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USA-WSF & Aktion Parks Announce Partnership for New Water Sports Complex

A new world class Elite Cable Park and water sports complex will soon be coming to Auburndale.

Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, and the USA Water Ski Foundation (USA-WSF) have officially announced their partnership and plans to create the water sports complex.

Elite Cable Park (ECP) will be part of USA-WSF’s new headquarters and training center to be built at the city of Auburndale’s $25 million Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. The complex will accommodate multiple water ski and wake sports disciplines.

Situated on Lake Myrtle, a beautiful 76-acre freshwater lake, ECP will be staffed with experienced coaches offering lessons in wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and other watersports of all skill levels. Elite Cable Park will be the third park for Aktion Parks. Aktion’s other world famous parks include the Orlando Watersports Complex and Miami Watersports Complex.

USA-WSF’s Executive Director Tracy Mattes stated, “The Aktion Parks team has an outstanding reputation in the industry for delivering top service with integrity and we are excited to have them operating this park.” Mattes added, “With more than 100,000 visitors coming through the park each year for multiple sports, including soccer, baseball, and youth football, the water sports complex has a built-in audience and will provide opportunities to create synergies with other sporting and community events.”

Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft (owner of Aktion Parks) stated, “We are thrilled to partner with USA-WSF to develop this outstanding new cable park. ECP will live up to its ‘Elite’ name and offer our customers exceptional experiences!”

Fully opening in 2018, ECP will be a world-class training facility as well as an international destination to experience watersports. In addition to ECP, USA-WSF’s new facility will include a new headquarters building with the Water Ski Museum & Halls of Fame, three tournament ski lakes, a café on the water, and a pro shop. For future updates about Elite Cable Park, visit www.aktionparks.com/elite and www.usawaterskifoundation.org.

About Aktion Parks: Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, delivers customers an active watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious. Aktion Parks owns and operates both Miami Watersports Complex and Orlando Watersports Complex, two of the largest cable wakeboard parks in the U.S. and two of the most recognized parks in the world. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit www.aktionparks.com.

About USA Water Ski Foundation: Established in 1968, the USA Water Ski Foundation has been an integral part of the history and fabric of water skiing and all towed water sports in the United States. The USA Water Ski Foundation raises funds to preserve and celebrate the history of all towed water sports and to promote and grow these sports through marketing and educational program initiatives. For more information visit www.usawaterskifoundation.org.

About Lake Myrtle Sports Complex: Lake Myrtle Sports Park is home to the Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing Headquarters, the governing body for Visit Central Florida and Central Florida Sports Marketing. Lake Myrtle also hosts the Florida Sports Hall of Fame and is the home of the Florida Youth Soccer Association Headquarters. Lake Myrtle Sports Park is owned by the City of Auburndale and managed by Auburndale Parks and Recreation department. Lake Myrtle Sports Park boasts nine (9) collegiate baseball fields and eleven (11) soccer fields that can host a variety of other sports, such as: lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, rugby, flag football, etc. For more information visit www.lakemyrtlesportspark.org.

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