2009 World Disabled Water Ski Championships ATHLETE: STEVE HORNSEY
A split second in January of 1980 changed Steve Hornsey’s life. Most people would have given up…resigned themselves to a less than exceptional life. Steve chose to excel. His chosen sport…waterskiing. Over 20 years later and with an unbeatable attitude and spirit, he is a world and national champion. And he is looking to be one again while representing the United States in the 2009 World Disabled Water Ski Championships. With your support, he can continue to go beyond what most of us can’t even imagine. Steve continues to commit his life to helping others with disabilities learn that they can achieve anything they want. As Program Coordinator for City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation Access Leisure Section, he has helped countless others to thrive and enjoy life by providing sports and leisure opportunities to individuals with disabilities in the greater Sacramento area.
Contribute today! …and send this athlete to the World Championship in France in 09! Mail your donations to: Steve Hornsey 3291 Truxel Rd, #26 | Sacramento, California | 95833 Or donate online at www.stevehornsey.com Contact Steve at: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 916-825-2759 All donations are Tax deductible under Tax ID #59-0841458
About Steve Hornsey • Past Accomplishments • World Record holder in the Slalom and Jump events • Disabled Water Ski Nationals • Gold Medal: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008 • Silver Medal: 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003 • Bronze Medal: 2007 • Current • 2008 US Disabled National Water Ski Championships • Gold Medal Overall • Gold Medal Jump, Silver in Tricks, Silver in Slalom • Member of Bronze Medal 2007 United States Disabled Water Ski • Bronze Medal Jump
More About Steve Hornsey • President of the Competitive & Recreational Disabled Skiers Water Ski Club • Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) • Certified Snow Ski Instructor at Alpine Meadows’ Tahoe Adaptive Ski School • Instructor for Operation Challenge Disabled Water Ski Program • Western Regional Director for Water Skiers with Disabilities Association BOD • Chairman of Equipment Development Committee for WSDA • Sled Hockey (adaptive ice hockey) member of the Sacramento Lighting
USA Water Ski Disabled Division Water skiing has been adapted so that physically disabled athletes can participate and compete. Tournaments offer slalom, tricks and jumping events for vision impaired individuals (blind or partially sighted), multiplegics (paraplegics and quadriplegics), leg amputees (above and below knee), arm amputees and athletes with both arm and leg disabilities. Multiplegic athletes use a sit ski, which is larger than the ski of an able-bodied skier and includes a cage similar to that used in snow skiing. A narrower slalom course than that set out for able-bodied competitors is an option for those whose disability is greater such as quadriplegics and athletes with both arm and leg disabilities.* *http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/divisions/WSDA/main.htm
Event Details 9th World Disabled Water Ski Championships Date: August 31 - September 6, 2009 Location: Vichy, France