Pulaski County Administrator to challenge community to jet ski race

Jonathan D SweetA Corporate Challenge Has Been Issued to Neighboring Communities, Local Businesses, Industries and Institutions to Help Raise Funds for the

Pulaski County ACCE Program


Pulaski County is set to host the American Jet Ski Association’s (AJSA) Championship Race on Saturday, September 9th. Preceding this major professional event, Pulaski County, in concert with the AJSA, has organized a jet ski competition on Friday, September 8th, to help raise funds for the Pulaski County ACCE program (Access to Community College Education) through New River Community College. Ahead of what is shaping up to be one of the largest jet ski competitions in the country, community members from area businesses, industries and institutions, along with neighboring local governments and county departments, the teams will compete head-to-head in a timed-course jet ski challenge.


“This is a great way to bring our business community together, to support the Pulaski County ACCE program, to network, to team build and to be a part of making history with our first AJSA Championship Race taking place here at Claytor Lake”, stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator and NRCC Board Member. “We are excited that so many of our business and institutional leaders value these types of unique experience opportunities, and understand the benefits it has to their respective organization and to our community.”


The Pulaski County / AJSA Corporate Jet Ski Challenge on Friday, September 8th, will consist of individual teams that compete to see what corporate/institutional-sponsored team completes a fixed-buoy course in the fastest time by taking an average of the three fastest times from each team. There will be awards given out by the AJSA for the winning team, along with second and third place recognition. A sit-down jet ski and all necessary equipment to ride will be provided as part of the team entry and participation. Teams will simply need to register and arrive to participate and enjoy. It is recommended teams plan to make a day of the networking and team building opportunity. Team tents and chairs are encouraged.


‘We already have a considerable number of teams committed to the Jet Ski Challenge, and the list is growing”, stated Jonathan D. Sweet. “Martin’s Pharmacy, Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, Camrett Logistics, RDL, Trova, and the City of Radford are just some of the teams that have accepted the challenge, but I want to publicly call out and challenge Radford University, Tekni-Plex, BimmerWorld, Fontaine, Volvo, the Towns of Pulaski and Dublin, Delegate Ballard, and all the jurisdictions that make up the New River Valley.”


The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, County Administration, Sheriff’s Department and Parks & Recreation will host competitive teams and encourage participation from neighboring counties, cities and towns to support and help raise funds for the Pulaski County Access to Community College Program.


Featured jet ski racers at this event are several national and world champions including two-time amateur ski division world champion and seven-time ski division national champion, Jimmy Wilson, and Pro Women Runabout World Champion, Sophie Francis, and many more.


Anyone wanting more information or wishing to participate in racing events may email Keith McAfee at: keith@ajsaracing.com or call at: (423) 341-6416.