Scott Leason defending his World Wakeboard title

On July 4th 1993 while working the Graveyard shift at Circle K in La Quinta, California, two Gang members entered the store to conduct a Robbery and before leaving shot me in the head at close range with a 9mm Handgun. I was lucky to survive this act of senseless violence and I thank the good Lord every day for that! Although, the result of this act was both my eyes have been removed and lost my sense of smell.  So the last 28 years I changed my life and became a competitor in various water sports and hold several awards. But the proudest is the journey I’m on right  now in the sport of Wakeboarding. In 2018 I became the first visually impaired competitor and the 2018 WWA Western Regional Standup Adaptive Champion and placed second at the national championships. So I trained harder and in 2019 I was the WWA Western ,Central and South Regional Standup Adaptive Champion, placed second at National championships. Then I went to the 2019 WWA World Championships in Mexico and became the  first visually impaired competitor to compete at a world competition. I was crowned the 2019 WWA World Standup Adaptive Champion.
I was training hard in 2020 to defend my titles and the the world turned upside down with pandemic and and got shut down. As being blind and having a service dog traveling became very difficult to do the social distancing as a dog doesn’t understand the 6 foot separation and I didn’t feel comfortable in public as I couldn’t maintain the social distancing. So I just worked out for the year to stay in shape. Now in 2021 the vaccine became  available and I was able to be vaccinated and the wakeboard championships schedule came out so I can now defend my championships in the west, try to become the national champion and defend my world title. Along with that this year I’m retiring my service dog Snickers so all competitions will be  Snickers farewell tour. As I will be getting a new service dog in the fall.
So now you know about me and what I’m trying to do this year here is what I need support for:
1.  Funding for transportation and hotel expenses for the National and World Championships 
2. funding assistance for additional training at facility in Florida before the World Championships  if possible .
3.  Due the scheduling of the competitions being on the east coast lodging and travel expenses are a little more than what had been projected.
Thank you your support in helping me obtain my goals for 2021.
  • Jeff Leason
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Cathy L Albecker
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Vincent Di Profio
    • $200 
    • 5 mos
  • Chris Merritt
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Ara Kasarian
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Randy Rollf
Organizer
Sioux City, IA

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