Update : Jan 2018
The County will allow small privet skiing on Lake Jessie as long as there is no payment for services. Polk County Sports Marketing will intervene and help with finding a new permanent location for large clinics. We Thank all you for the community response and the community support and the support from all of our friends in Winter Haven. Without your help we would not have a 2018 season. We hope that we can continue to serve the community for many years to come. The 2018 Season will be a great season for Ann's Angels Travel Program along with the launch of our new web site and a new location for clinics and hopefully a reduced Hurricane season... we will be able to help many more people living with disabilities to live a more active life style.
Thanks You, John Lipscomb
President of Ann's Angels Adaptive Waterski Foundation INC
Ann's Angels - County Shuts Down Clinic on Lake Jessie
Channel 8 news story to air at 5:30, 7, 8pm Oct/8th/2017 out of Tampa. Stephen R. Meschke and John Lipscomb are being interviewed for Ann's Angels. Affidavit needed to grandfather in Ann's Angels rights to hold clinics on Lake Jessie. Please print on legal paper
Channel 8 news story - Oct 8th 2017
It was a beautiful day in May when Brooks Adaptive Rehab traveled to Winter Haven Florida for a day of water skiing on beautiful Lake Jessie. We had 21 students for the day. It was great to see many returning students from Brooks rehab and watch their joy and excitement as they progressed a little further with their water skiing abilities. The volunteer staff enjoyed their day with everyone. Jonna Meschke was our side line reporter capturing the reactions from our students when they finished their water ski run. The students reactions were truly heart warming. It helps to remind us that even a small gesture can bring happiness to so many. The volunteer staff of Ann’s Angels are Rockstar’s and irreplaceable.
It was a great day on the water with Spina Bifida Central Florida on June 3rd 2017. There were smiles all around. We had 17 students that were ready for a great day of fun on the water. The students got to ski with our talented side skiers along with enjoy tubing fun with their friends and family. Thank you to the best side skiers on the water. You are Super Heroes. A special Thank you to our Master Drone pilot for the great aerial work. Our ground crew is truly amazing. The volunteer staff is amazing and we could not do what we do without your hard work and dedication. Each and everyone of you are truly Angels.