Each registered legacy for all 50 states plus territories will receive display recognition in the public viewing areas in the Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum to remain on display indefinitely.
The State Legacy Ladder allows state clubs, federation, individuals, ski teams, regions, disciplines, officials, industry, etc. to demonstrate their competitive nature "State to State" to help AWSEF preserve history and legacies as well as support the Hall and Museum for posterity.
The State Legacy Ladder Fundraising Program is intended to stimulate ongoing financial support to secure the operating requirements of the American Water Ski Educational Foundation.
Funds received are intended to be limited to the operation of the Hall of Fame Museum, lands and facilities, operational and administrative expenses associated with the duties and projects as identified by the Foundation and its Board of Trustees.
Legacies are recognized by one photograph and no more than a 300-word description identifying the contribution or noteworthy accomplishment on the Legacy Ladder Web site, a permanent feature of the AWSEF Hall of Fame and Museum Web site. Legacies are not required to meet any defined criteria, but all posted copy is subject to editorial review.
Sponsoring entities are responsible for providing the desired photo (one per legacy) and the biographical copy.
A Water Ski Legacy may be established in the name of an individual, a club, a ski site, an organization, discipline, company or an event that has had a meaningful impact, whether locally or nationally, on water skiing sport disciplines.
A Legacy may be funded with a $1,000 contribution to the American Water Ski Educational Foundation.