Wakepark Dream Team – Cowtown Wakepark
Today brings the announcement of the much anticipated Cowtown Wakepark, the world’s latest and super cool wakeboarding cable park near Downtown Fort Worth on the Trinity River.
Cowtown Wakepark is the brain child of Fort Worth area resident and longtime wakeboarding diehard Tommy Fambrough. “I have been working on getting this cable park going for over 3 years and I am really happy we have the deal 100% done and are finally breaking ground.
When I had the idea for a cable, I called the people that I most respect in the wakeboarding industry to help out, and we have a fantastic team of people involved in Cowtown.”
Tommy has enlisted a ‘Dream Team’ of wakeboard experts to form his Advisory Board, to ensure Cowtown represents the true core of the sport and offers exactly what the modern day wakeboarder craves;
First on the board is Tony Finn, the founder of the World’s #1 Wakeboard Company, Liquid Force. “I love cable wakeboarding for lots of different reasons, but the main one is that it allows tons of people to really enjoy the sport we love for not that much money. We are bringing wakeboarding to the great community of Fort Worth, and we are going to do our best to provide them with a super enjoyable experience, both on and off the water!!!’’
The honorable Governor Luis Villafuerte Jr., commonly referred to in the states as “THE GUV”, brings expertise specific to Cable Parks. Luis owns CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) in his home province of Camarines Sur in the Phillipines. CWC is recognized around the world as one of the best Cable Parks to visit thanks to a collection of unique wakeboarding obstacles, great holiday accommodation and an exotic experience you just can’t find in the Western World. He has also held many World Class events such as the World Championships and Cable Park World Series, not to mention generating a sizable boost for the local Camsur economy by creating hundreds of jobs and attracting boat and cable wakeboarders from every corner of the globe.
German businessman, Karsten Krey, has run one of the best cables in the world since 1977- Wasserski Langenfeld near Dusseldorf. Langenfeld is highly regarded throughout Europe as the benchmark for customer service both on and off the water, with an excellent lakeside restaurant, beach bar and pro shop which all compliment the main cable attraction. Its presence has made wakeboarding so popular, that the location now boasts three additional full size Cable lakes, in order to service the vibrant wakeboarding community they have undoubtedly created.
Mike Olson, owner of Kansas City Watersports and the US Distributor for the cable manufacturer Ski Rixen told us, “I have seen hundreds if not thousands of potential wakeboard cable sights in the US, and I have met lots of people who want to start cables. I can tell you without a doubt that Cowtown will be a premiere park in the US and the world. The location is awesome, the support from the local government is strong, and the management team is as good as it gets. You can expect great things from Cowtown Wakepark!”
Other advisory board member’s include Peter Kennedy owner of Cincinnati’s Wake Nation, and Paul Bialick owner of Texas Ski Ranch. Also on board and providing important business advice are 2 wakeboard enthusiasts who have taken an interest in Cable development. 1 is super successful serial entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and the Founder of San Diego Sport Innovators, Marco Thompson. The other is Shelly Brown who is a Transactional Attorney and Real Estate and Land use Expert
Cowtown Wakepark has also received exceptional support from the Trinity River Vision Authority, the organization responsible for revitalizing this section of the Trinity River. The Executive Director, JD Granger states, ‘’Cowtown Wakepark will be one of the shining stars of the dynamic improvements happening on the Trinity River right now. We are very excited to have teamed up with the best people in the field of wakeboarding and we are working diligently to help make Cowtown Wakepark the premiere wakeboarding facility in the world. We want everybody in Fort Worth to be able to experience the fun of Wakeboarding, and Cowtown makes it affordable for everyone in Fort Worth to take up the sport.”
Cowtown Wakepark will be opening prior to April 2011, but for now you can keep up to date with the latest news as it happens by visiting the website www.CowtownWakepark.com Sign up to receive freebies and discount offers now !!
For more information, please contact Tommy Fambrough on 817 717 1384 or via email at Tommy@Cowtownwakepark.com.
On The Banks of the Trinity River
Northside Drive & Cold Springs Rd
Fort Worth TX 76106