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Buskey Cider Cup draws crowd to Bumpass

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:19 am

John O’Toole, one of two skiers from Lake of the Woods Adaptive Foundation’s waterskiing program who attended, takes a run of the slalom course during the Buskey Cider Cup on June 8.
Photo submitted by Corey Vaughn.

Roughly 120 water skiers and cider enthusiasts gathered at Chisholm Lake June 8 in Bumpass for the second annual Buskey Cider Cup.

The event, which features an all-for-fun water ski tournament open to all ages and skill levels, was hosted by professional waterskiier Corey Vaughn, owner of Peace, Love and Waterskiing ski school in Bumpass, and his wife Amelia.

Throughout the day, skiiers competed on the lake’s slalom course, hoping to win prizes in one of six categories: Smoothest skiing, scrappiest skiing, best crash, best dressed, best performance and most creative skiing.

While the skiers gave their best performance on the water, spectators enjoyed a number of other events, including a cash prize cornhole tournament.

Not only was the event a great way for families and friends to enjoy a summer day at the lake, it also supported a good cause. Locust Grove-based Lake of the Woods Adaptive Foundation, the event’s third partner, along with Peace, Love & Waterskiing and Buskey Cider, is passionate about providing access and teaching waterskiing to individuals with disabilities.

This year’s event generated more than $1,300 for adaptive skiers and featured two athletes who have come through LOWAF’s training program: Dan Muldoon and John O’Toole.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s June 13, 2019 issue.