Ray Stokes Pro Am sponsored by the John K Philips group is an internationally recognized professional water ski jump event.
The annual jump tournament will once again be supported by the John K Philips Group. John and his wife Sylvia have been involved in water skiing for over 30 years. John still competes today and will be jumping at this years event. John always needed someone to drive the boat and Sylvia did just that, becoming one of the best boat drivers in the world, pulling numerous records and world title events.
The 5th Stokes Pro Am Tournament will be held August 3/4th , 2018. The Stokes Pro is known throughout the world as the most exciting jump tournament. The event began in 2013 and is in the memory of the great Ray Stokes, the best jump coach in the world, and a pioneer in equipment and ski design.
The Hazelwood Lake site, built specifically for water skiing provides the perfect venue for world class jumping. The action can be seen clearly from the bank and sitting areas. The perfect shape lake, graded banks, and historic city provide a tournament venue like no other in the world