Be sure to check out Episode 14 of The Water Skier magazine's Hit It! podcast, presented by Visit Central Florida. Coinciding with National Girls & Women In Sports Day, host Tyler Boyd catches up with world tricks record holder Erika Lang. This episode is sponsored by Discount Inboard Marine.
Both a top women’s tricks skier as well as a top wakeboarder, Erika Lang joins the podcast to talk the upcoming 2023 season, what it takes to break world records and the high level competition in the women’s tricks category.
National Girls & Women In Sports Day recognizes student athletes, champion athletes, coaches, administrators and lawmakers committed to providing equitable access to sports for all girls and women.
The Women’s Sports Foundation has awarded USA Water Ski & Wake Sports a Sports 4 Life Grant totaling $7,000 in 2023. The Sports 4 Life program, cofounded by the Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW, is a national initiative to increase sports participation and retention of African American, Native American and Hispanic girls. A total of $294,000 has been awarded to 42 organizations across 23 states, including Washington, D.C., helping to fuel and diversify sports opportunities expected to serve nearly 8,000 across 31 traditional and non-traditional sports. Sports 4 Life supports programs that help girls in four foundational areas – leadership, confidence, self-esteem, and perseverance – fostering girls’ physical and emotional health and academic success.