Incredible Weekend At Wake Nation Cincinnati
Includes Guinness World Record™, Top Wakeboard Pros And…Wedding Bells!
(Cincinnati, OH) — As if setting a Guinness World Record™ in wakeboarding weren’t enough, a second history-making event is happening at Wake Nation Cincinnati Saturday, June 26, and it involves…wedding bells?
A couple of wakeboarding enthusiasts from Northern Kentucky have decided to get married at Wake Nation Cincinnati, located in Fairfield’s Joyce Park. The wedding ceremony will take place on the dock of the park’s 10-acre main lake. The wedding ceremony will be at 12:15 p.m., immediately after the conclusion of the world record being set for most distance traveled on a wakeboard within 24 hours.
The happy couple getting married are Tony Migliorisi of Edgewood, Ky., and Dori Craig of Villa Hills, Ky. As to the why: “We just love it here at Wake Nation,” says Dori. “We come here all the time to wakeboard, and it is a picturesque setting. We wanted to get married outside, and Wake Nation has a beautiful lake and great old shade trees surrounding the facility.” Best man at the wedding is Tony’s brother Brandon, and Maid of Honor is Dori’s life-long friend Gina Cruz.
Marrying the couple will be Tony Finn, who has some business to attend to right before the wedding. Finn is part of the 10-member “Dream Team” that will be setting the wakeboarding 24-hour record, an event officially sanctioned by Guinness World Records™. Finn, who became an Ohio ordained minister for the wedding, is founder of Liquid Force, the leader in wakeboard products and apparel.
So what is the lucky couple planning after the wedding ceremony? “We are going to wakeboard, of course!” says Dori.
The public is invited to join in the fun all weekend long, and will be able to ride on Wake Nation’s lake right alongside the record-breaking riders throughout the world record attempt. When not on the lake, team riders (including several professional champion wakeboarders) will be available for photos, autographs, and to provide free tips and coaching all weekend long. There will even be a pro rider exhibition show on Friday June 25 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a leg of the Wake Nation Cincinnati Weekly Grind Series competition at 6:00 p.m. and then a screening of the Parks Documentary, an award-winning documentary about pro wakeboarder Parks Bonifay.
Admission and parking at Wake Nation Cincinnati are FREE. Donations and pledges from the world record event will benefit MedLend, a non-profit organization that provides medical missions to impoverished countries around the globe in an attempt to save and improve the lives of their citizens. There will also be a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items with all proceeds benefiting MedLend.
The award-winning Wake Nation Cincinnati opened for its second season May 1 and will operate daily through October. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Located on Joe Nuxhall Way in Fairfield’s Joyce Park, the Wake Nation Cincinnati watersports’ complex opened to rave reviews one year ago as Ohio’s only watersports’ park where riders can wakeboard, water ski, kneeboard, and wakeskate around a 10-acre lake WITHOUT A BOAT. Riders are pulled around the oval lake at speeds of 18-20 miles per hour by a circulating, overhead cable system that runs 35 feet above the water. During its first season of operation, Wake Nation Cincinnati received numerous awards, including prestigious “Best Of” awards from Ohio Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine and Cincy Magazine.
New for 2010 is a smaller, second lake called “The Practice Pond” that features an “easy start” ride system, the first of its kind in the U.S. The Practice Pond is designed to give children ages five and up and beginners of all ages a place to learn to ride a wakeboard at a slower speed than on the main lake.
The park is a “pay as you play” facility with ride time starting at $25 for two hours. Rental equipment, private lessons, group discounts, season passes and birthday parties are available.