Here is the official status of Pan Am.
Letter to all Riders
IWSF Pan Am Region Wakeboard Championships
August 14, 2006
From Janifer Ellis
Well guys, mark your schedule, the United States Olympic Committee is now on board with us and the IWSF Pan Am Region Wakeboard Championships will take place March 7-10, 2007. We will have all the Pan Am Federations competing in Miami, Florida.
for details on this event (they will be posting detail information soon)
The following messages from the Chairman of the Pan Am Region, Dan Levine and promoter Jonathon Strauss will explain the details why we had to change the date:
Dear Pan Am Wakeboard Council and friends:
Due to a combination of circumstances, the IWSF Pan Am Region Wakeboard Championships for September 2006 will be postponed. This decision has been prompted by communications with United States Olympic Committee, USA Wakeboard, Correct Craft (our title sponsor), and Jonathon Strauss of Swim Gym Aquatics, who planned on promoting the event.
Questions on proper naming rights, event ownership, and sponsorship have delayed progress to allow enough time to host the event in September 2006.
At this time, it would appear that holding this event in March 7-10, 2007 is much better advised. It will allow time to organize all details and make the IWSF Pan Am Region Wakeboard Championships a very powerful and successful event.
I look to all of you to become intimately involved as representatives of your federations or organizations in the promotion and success of the IWSF Pan Am Region Wakeboard in Miami, Florida, USA in March 7-10, 2007.
Chairman Ė PanAm Wakeboard Council
Message for Jonathon Strauss of Swim Gym Aquatics
Miami Sports International and Swim Gym Aquatics, Inc. have prepared an innovative event for the action sport industry, The IWSF Pan Am Region Wakeboard Championships and Board Up Miami, all in the same weekend. The event will be fully sanctioned by the USA Wakeboard Association. This yearís event hopes to lure over 150 amateur riders from the Pan American Region from March 7-10, the winners of the larger scale Pan Am tournament earn the opportunity to participate in Board Upô Miami on March 10, the nighttime Professional Tournament and Music Festival, as well as an opportunity to represent their respective countries in the Pan Am Games to be held in August of 2007 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Pan Ams and Board Up will be available in post production on Television. Anyone interested in sponsorship or volunteer opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Swim Gym Office at 305-273-1129. Continue to visit www.board-up.net
for more details on the events.