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Former Masters, U.S. Open Champion Brandi Hunt To Spearhead USA Water Ski GrassRoots Program
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Date: 03-28-2009

POLK CITY, Fla. - USA Water Ski is pleased to announce that former U.S. Elite Water Ski Team member Brandi Hunt (Clermont, Fla.) will spearhead USA Water Ski's revamped GrassRoots program. Hunt, a former Masters and U.S. Open women's overall champion, will be responsible for promoting and marketing USA Water Ski's GrassRoots Series, including managing the annual budget, developing and executing a formal marketing plan, actively pursuing event organizers, and cultivating business

The revamped and re-energized USA Water Ski GrassRoots Series aims to promote a fun, family experience and cultivate novice water sports enthusiasts. The new series also is loaded with benefits that will aid the local organizing clubs.

"Brandi's strengths align well with our objectives, and we are confident that she can help us take the GrassRoots program to the next level," said Steve Locke, USA Water Ski's executive director. "Her background as an athlete and ability to relate to people garners respect from industry personnel, and
gives her a platform that will demand the attention of local organizing clubs."

USA Water Ski announced earlier this year that it is now offering a GrassRoots Membership. For $35, a GrassRoots member can participate in an unlimited number of grassroots events (i.e. grassroots tournaments, fun days, clinics, practices and ski show exhibitions). GrassRoots members also will receive three issues of The Water Skier magazine, a Regional Guide and all of the additional benefits an Active
member receives.

The GrassRoots Membership gives event organizers an affordable annual membership option to attract the millions of towed water sports enthusiasts on public and private waterways across the country. Additionally, for each GrassRoots member who signs up through a sanctioned event, USA Water Ski will give $5 to the local organizing club. The GrassRoots Membership is just one of the many benefits an event organizer receives for hosting a GrassRoots event.

To learn more about the GrassRoots Membership or the USA Water Ski GrassRoots Series, email

USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Water Ski Federation (world governing
body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States.

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