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Fifth Pro-Am to be held at Lake 38 this weekend

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — You’ve seen the movie Field of Dreams. For Keith Albritton, the passion isn’t baseball, it’s water skiing. Therefore, his dream field is Lake 38, a lake built in 2012.

Lake 38 hosts its fifth Pro-Am this weekend, with over 50 professional and amateur waterskiers. Hosting a big event wasn’t the original plan, but as the famous line goes, build it and he’ll come.

“Yes!” Albritton laughed when asked if people thought he was crazy to build his own lake. “You know? They were probably a little bit right!”

Lake 38 is located in Quincy, Florida.

“I had never been on a water ski until my family reunion when I was 22,” Albritton said. “We bought this land from him in 2008. We thought it might be long enough to form a lake.”

it was.

“It’s like building it, they’re coming. Well, they’re coming!”

People are definitely coming. The 5th Annual Lake 38 Pro-Am will feature over 50 professional and amateur waterskiers like Chelsea Mills.

“Even someone like me who loved waterskiing from an early age didn’t know there was a competitive side to it.”

Mills picked up the sport after playing tennis in college and fell in love with it.

“I’m an adrenaline junkie,” she said. “I started playing state and regional tournaments and thought maybe I could make it to the nationals. One goal led to another and now I’m on the Pro Tour. .”

Quincy, Florida is a regular visitor.

“I think we all want this event to reach as many people as possible, and I really want people to come see it,” said Mills.

“I wanted world class and we achieved it and now world class skiers are coming,” added Albritton.

For him, it’s a dream come true. The Lake 38 Pro-Am begins on Friday and ends with the Pro Finals on Sunday. The viewing is free, so please come and visit us. The Lake 38 address is 5049 CR-161, Quincy, Florida 32352. Click here for more information. here.

https://www.wtxl.com/sports/lake-38-set-to-host-fifth-pro-am-this-weekend Fifth Pro-Am to be held at Lake 38 this weekend

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