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2018 Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction Recipients Announced

01 01 1970

September 22, 2017 Brandi Hunt-Martin, Tom King, Jon Kretchman, Ham Wallace and Tom Weber will join the Hall of Fame Class of 2018! These outstanding individuals will be honored for their exceptional contributions to the sport on April 28th at the Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Walt Disney’s grand Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. The Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution as tournament skiers, innovators, industry leaders, officials and others responsible for landmark achievements in the development of water skiing as well as those whose long periods of dedicated and generous service deserve special recognition. Jon Kretchman 8- time world record holder and barefoot jump pioneer Jon Kretchman has been a key figure of barefoot water skiing since age 13. Under the mentorship of barefoot legend Mike Seipel, Kretchman became known as the “barefoot jumping wonder child.” In 1991, just...

2017 RealtorĀ® Good Neighbor Award Winners Better Communities Through Incredible Volunteer Work

01 01 1970

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 () -- For 18 years, the Good Neighbor Awards have recognized Realtors® who dedicate countless volunteer hours to help others.  The five individuals named as this year's REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Award winners serve as an example of how Realtors® reach out in service to help their communities. The 2017 Good Neighbor Award winners are: Sal Dimiceli, Lake Geneva Area Realty, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, founder of The Time Is Now To Help; Bryson Garbett, Garbett Homes, Salt Lake City, Utah, founder of Foundation Escalera; Howard W. "Hoddy" Hanna, III, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for Howard Hanna Children's Free Care Fund; Louise McLean, RE/MAX Solutions, Merritt Island, Florida, founder of Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation; Kay Wilson-Bolton, Century...

2017 BOSA Awards | Best Of Show Arcade Games and Virtual Reality...

01 01 1970

2017 BOSA Arcade Machine Awards - Logo Boca Raton, Florida April 26, 2017 BMI Gaming, The Stinger Report and ArcadeHeroes.com announced the winners of the annual Best Of Show Arcade Machine Awards today. The BOSA Awards is an independent award judged by members of the amusement press and arcade industry pioneers. Amusement Companies awarded a BOSA this year includes Raw Thrills (3 Awards), LAI Games (2 Awards), UNIS / Universal Space (2 Awards), with Nintendo, Coastal Amusements, Atari, Bandai Namco Games, Adrenaline Amusements, Andamiro Entertainment, Team Play, VRStudios, DOF Robotics, CJ 4DPlex, Virtuix Omni, Taito, Fun VR Tech, Unit-e and World's Fastest Drummer all receiving a single award. The Sixth Annual Best Of Show Arcade Machine Awards, which showcases the best in new and emerging digital out-of-home (DOOH) arcade and amusement innovations as seen at the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, FL, was the most competitive in its history, with the largest number...

“Submit Harvey” Online Auction Site is Live: Fighters, Fans & Fight to Win Promotions is Raising $30,000 for Hurricane Victims

01 01 1970

“The online auction allows us to reach the global jiu-jitsu community and we found that everyone just wants to know two things: how they can help, and that the funds will actually reach those who needed it most,” explained Calimbas. Houston, Texas September 19, 2017 With a series of fundraising events, Fight to Win Promotions and the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community have raised more than $15,000 in just a couple of weeks for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. After taking to the mats in professional submission grappling matches and world-class instructor seminars, organizers expect to double those initial funds with the “Submit Harvey” online auction this week. Auction items include professional services, autographed and collector items, and more than 100 blackbelts have donated their time and talents to the cause. “The response has been overwhelming,” said Seth Daniels, CEO of Fight to Win Promotions. “I grew up in Katy, Texas and I felt...

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