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Eleventh Annual Eskimo Escapades Shut Up & Ski!

On January 15, 2005, the Eleventh Annual Eskimo Escapades Shut Up & Ski! Winter water ski charity event will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee at Volunteer Landing. Skiers can water ski, kneeboard, wakeboard, barefoot or tube around a half mile course towed by 2004 MasterCrafts, Malibu, Supra/Moomba or Correct Craft competition tow boats driven by members of Skiers of Knoxville, Inc. or the University of Tennessee Water Ski Team. Skiers raise a minimum of $35 in donations to benefit two great causes – The Dream Connection which fulfills dreams of seriously ill children in East Tennessee and the Patricia Neal IRC which provides recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Each skier gets a free T-Shirt designed by ET Graphics which features Mr. Eskimo wakesurfing in the rear view mirror with Ms. Eskimo driving the boat. There will be special prizes for individuals who raise lots of money and drawings for skiers!

After the ride, each participant can warm up in a hot tub furnished by Aurora Pools & Spas. There will also be a limited number of wet suits provided by Ski/Scuba, Inc. as well as life jackets, skis and tubes for use furnished by the Patricia Neal IRC. Skiers and riders should feel free to bring their own equipment, and remember your life jacket! There will be barbecue, coffee and hot chocolate available for purchase furnished by L.B. Steele Catering. There will also be apparel for sale as well.

This is the eleventh year of Eskimo Escapades Shut Up & Ski!, and we have donated over $165,000 to charities over the previous ten years’ the event has been held. Eskimo Escapades is the largest winter water ski charity event in the country, and this year, we want to donate $30,000 to the two charities or better yet, pass the $200,000 mark in total donations raised over eleven years. Please help us make the eleventh year of Eskimo Escapades Shut Up & Ski! a very big success.

You can get information about the event, purchase apparel, or make donations by visiting our website: eskimoescapades or
You can also contact our hotline (865)925-BRRR all provided by TDS Telecom.

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