Wake of Fame

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Official Nomination Form

The PWC ‘Wake of Fame’ Award is used to recognize the historical lineage of the development of the Personal Watercraft communities and participants; from their design origins, creators, associate partners and competitors. This is the pedigree of the PWC history in a chronological order of worthy recipients.

Objective: To recognize individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the personal water craft community through their activities, participation and advancement of the personal water craft (PWC).

Guidelines and Procedures: Contributions must have a known and accountable background involvement encompassing the earlier developmental years of the personal water craft community.

No more than (3) three PWC ‘Wake of Fame’ awards may be presented annually on behalf of K38.

A K38 appointed member in good standing, organization, private sector individual or contact representative on behalf of a nominee may nominate any individual respectively. The nomination is to be approved by a majority vote of the K38 appointed PWC Wake of Fame volunteer committee meeting where a quorum is present. This can be done through electronic meetings as well as in person.

The PWC Wake of Fame awards recognize individuals who have given to the industry over a long period of time. These people are industry leaders who have made huge contributions to shaping the personal water industry/safety or sport. This coveted award program is reserved for an elite few without whom our industry would not be where it is today.’ The PWC Wake of Fame award is regarded as one of the industries most admired and sought after award program.

To be inducted for a Wake of Fame Award an affirmative vote of 75% or higher is necessary. The panel consists of Wake of Fame Enshrinees and other individuals who are highly knowledgeable of the sport and its history. These individuals select the Enshrinees for Induction. All nominees will be notified in writing or their nomination/award will be posted on the social media site if they are no longer accessible. Biographies will be posted with their declaration of merit upon Enshrinement. Awards will be mailed when possible if a recipient is still available. (deceased)


1. Legacy Award

   Award for a commitment to PWC boating safety education across a large regional area that
   significantly reduces injuries or accidents and increases operational capabilities

2. Everyday Heroes

   Award gifted to recreational enthusiast or K38 alumni who perform a rescue with positive results

3. Heavy Water Award

   Award gifted to a K38 Instructor or other occupational representative using a Rescue Water Craft that
   saves the life of another

4. Appreciation Award

   Award gifted to a K38 supporter who shows integrity and respect that deserves recognition for their   
   efforts in helping us as an organization to better serve our boating safety communities.

5. Partnership Award

   Award gifted to an association, federation or sponsor who supports boating safety education

6. Distinguished Athlete

    Physically challenged athletes who move personal watercraft operations to its highest level
    (Wounded Warriors and Physically Challenged category)

7. Creative Impact Award

    Free riding and styling into the history books. For those who used expression, talent and incredible
    skills moving a PWC beyond its flat water traction and took it to the waves, to big air and entertained
    (Freestyle, Free riding Category)

8. JETTRIM Lifetime Award

    In honor of Jettrim for their ongoing contribution to preserve the history, legacies and individuals who
    created the sport that we all enjoy to this day.  This award is given to those individuals who paved the
    first generation in the 1970’s for their recognition of their impression on this amazing boating
    community, 1970-1980
    (Industry Lifetime Achievement Award)

NOTE: The K38 Phoenix Award is an exclusive K38 Water Safety Award, it is our highest designated rescue and response award for lifesaving and is not gifted annually.

K38 Water Safety is responsible for revolutionized standards and training for recreational and occupational use of Personal Watercraft – Rescue Water Craft, with 12 International affiliates. K38 is a partner with the American Watercraft Association H2O Responders program. K38 USA was founded by Shawn Alladio and enjoys the support of Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Gath headgear, Hydroturf and Liquid Militia Clothing, and ProRider Watercraft Magazine. Please visit K38rescue.com –www.K38WaterSafety.com

Please visit our facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/WakeOfFame?fref=ts

Type of Award: Check one

Everyday Heroes __ Heavy Water __ Partnership __ JETTRIM Lifetime __ Legacy __ Appreciation __ Creative Impact __ Distinguished Athlete __

Application form: please fill out entirely, it must accompany the nomination to be accepted for consideration, no phone or email suggestions will be considered.

Please print or type all information Supporting information may be attached using additional pages upon submission of nominee. To the best of your recollection please add years, locations and substantiated evidence for accuracy of accounting

Your Name:_______________________________________________________________________

Your Address:_____________________________________________________________________

Phone Numbers: Home______________________________Work___________________________


Nominee Name:____________________________________________________________________

Nominee Nickname:_________________________________________________________________

Nominee Address:___________________________________________________________________

Nominee Email Address:______________________________________________________________

Nominee Current Status:

Retired______ Active in sport______ Active in Service______ Deceased_____

Memberships if applicable:

USJSBA __ AWA __ APBA __ IJSBA __ UIM __ PWIA __ OTHER (list)


State why this person should be inducted into the PWC Wake of Fame:

Include number of participating years involved from the beginning to the end)

Thoroughly describe the contributions the nominee has made to the personal watercraft community or the formation of its early years:

Describe any volunteer contributions, competition, working with clubs, research and development, positions, records or any other historical data that supports the nomination on behalf of the nominee:

List any programs, activities or projects the nominee has developed, implemented or participated in using personal water craft:

Associate organization(s) or businesses the nominee represented or was a part of (list years)

List any previous recognition or honors the nominee has received:

Please list any other information that would validate the nominees position for an award recipient:

Name of person nominated this individual:________________________________________


Email applications, video/links or photos to K38Rescue@gmail.com

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