Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Club, Inc. Organization Fact Sheet

The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team is a leading entertainment and touris attraction in Janesville, Wisconsin.  The team performs twice weekly water ski shows and is the most successful water ski show team in the world, having won 18 U.S. national championship title among its 59 total tournament victories.  The Rock Aqua Jays use its shows as a platform for teaching its members and the public about safe boating wand water-skiing techniques.

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Year Started: Founded in 1961.  Incorporated in the state of Wisconsin in 1980.
Membership: Over 175 (individual, family, social, and honorary members ranging in age from birth to 75 years old)
Legal Organization: The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Club, Inc. is a registered Wisconsin corporation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status approved/granted by the Internal Revenue Service and charitable organization status approved/granted by the state of Wisconsin, Department of Financial Institutions (credential number 3705-800).
Governance: Elected, non-compensated board of directors consisting of 11 officers: president, vice president - fundraising, vice president - sponsorships, treasurer, secretary, show director, membership director, fleet manager, facilities manager, concessions manager, and director at large (or immediate past president).
Funding Sources: The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Club, Inc. is funded solely through donations, traditional fundraising, advertising, sponsorships, food/beverage sales, hosting special events, membership dues, and the sale of logo merchandise.  The organization does not receive any public funding for its operations.
Performances: Every Sunday and Wednesday evening from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Show Site: RAJ Stadium on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wisconsin
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1046
Janesville, WI 53547-1046
Office Address: Old Towne Mall
20 S. Main St. Ste. 24
Janesville, WI 53545-3959
General Inquiries: (608) 754-5879 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Addresses: www.rockaquajays.com (.org, .net, .info, .biz, .us) and www.rajnation.com
Products/Services: Entertainment and Education
Audience: Anyone seeking entertainment (emphasis on families)
Events & Activities:
  • Sunday and Wednesday evening water ski show performances
  • Learn to ski clinics
  • Mercury Open Water Ski Show Tournament host
  • Wisconsin State/Regional Water Ski Show Tournament participation
  • Division I National Water Ski Show Tournament participation and host
  • World Water Ski Show Tournament host
  • Hosting tournaments and special events
  • Partnership with UW-Whitewater collegiate water ski team
  • Fundraisers to support show operations
  • Independence Day on the Rock event and community fireworks
  • Fright Factory haunted house fundraiser
Accomplishments:
  • 18 U.S. national championship titles
  • 15 Wisconsin state championship titles
  • First amateur team to build a 3-tier pyramid (1974)
  • First amateur team to build a 4-tier pyramid (1981)
  • First amateur team to build a 5-tier pyramid (1993)
  • Highest scoring act in the history of water ski show competition (482 out of 500 points for a 4-tier pyramid performed in 1985)
  • World-record holder for largest pyramid built by one team and during a water ski show competition (44-person triple 4-tier pyramid in 2003)
  • World-record holder for largest front barefoot line behind one boat (21 barefooters in 2009)
  • World-record holder for largest pyramid built outside the U.S. (55-person quadruple 4-tier pyramid in China in 2012)
  • World-record holder for largest pyramid ever built by one team (47-person quadruple 4-tier pyramid in 2013)
  • First amateur team to perform and compete in the Peoples Republic of China
  • First amateur team to perform in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon
Affiliations:
Official Sponsors:
  • Mercury Marine (premier sponsor and official outboard motors of the 18-time national champion Rock Aqua Jays)
  • Livorsi Marine (official provider of controls, gauges, and instruments for outboard-rigged boats)
  • The Janesville Gazette (official media partner and sponsor of Independence Day on the Rock)
  • Ott Schweitzer Distributing (official supplier for tournaments and special events)
  • Blain's Farm & Fleet (official sponsor of Independence Day on the Rock fireworks)
  • J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. (official supplier of portable trailers and other items for tournaments and special events)
  • WCLO and WJVL radio stations (official media partners)
  • Rock River Marina (official provider of marine parts and service)
  • Connelly Skis (official supplier of specialty water skis and equipment)
  • KW Show Ski Equipment (official provider of safety releases and booms)
  • ACME Propellers (official supplier of propellers for inboard boats)

Last Updated on Thursday, January 9, 2014

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