Pro Watercross is pleased to announce that with the launch of the 2019 National Recreational Tour, it is announcing the position of National Recreational Ambassador and welcoming Kenny Koonge to the Pro Watercross family.


A familiar figure within the recreational segment of the personal watercraft (PWC) community, Kenny is well known for his passion, his forward thinking and his willingness to support his fellow riders. That enthusiasm and progressive attitude played a large part in Pro Watercross’ recent decision to appoint Kenny as the National Recreational Ambassador.


"The new Pro Watercross Recreational Tour, which was just announced last week, is generating a lot of excitement and enthusiasm in the PWC community, among both racers and enthusiasts,” said Pro Watercross CIO Jennifer Handler. “We felt that it was extremely important to find an individual with the right qualifications, dedication and attitude to help guide the growth of Pro Watercross’ recreational division, and to serve as a liaison for the public, for PWC enthusiasts, and for Rec Tour promoters. We have every faith that Kenny is the right choice for this important role.”

"This new role with Pro Watercross will encompass a wide variety of tasks and projects, but my main mission, at each and every Rec Tour stop, will be to work with the participants of the event to make sure that they are happy with the event itself," Kenny said.

Kenny has long had a passion for adrenaline-fueled watersports. Joining forces with other Jet Ski enthusiasts with a similar mission-focused drive, Kenny became the ride director for Take Point Now. Take Point Now was formed to raise awareness for wounded veterans and to support its recently-formed research foundation in its effort to assist veterans returning from active duty. When asked to participate with the Take Point Now organization, Kenny recognized the opportunity to help out a great cause and be part of something bigger than just a weekend ride. 

Kenny is also a staunch supporter of the March of Dimes Bay Swim event, and he has taken the lead for all the jetski volunteers who provide safety and rescue services to the swimmers who attempt the long-distance open swim across the Chesapeake Bay.

Kenny also serves as an integral part of the Watercraft Network radio show. He hosts a segment called the “Take Point Now Recreational Ride Report.” This has fast become a very popular segment and is bringing a new, inspired collaboration across the country.

“Kenny’s passion and innovative ideas led to his selection as the National Recreational Ambassador, and this position will enable to him to continue to promote collaboration within the recreational watercraft community and cross-promotion with other sectors of the PWC community. Kenny will continue to fuel the 'United We Ride' movement that has begun to gain momentum, and as Ambassador, he will be supporting and enabling the success of all the recreational ride groups,” Handler explained. “Furthermore, Kenny’s commitment to PWC rider safety and environmental stewardship will be key in future endeavors.”

Kenny has plans to attend every 2019 National Recreational Tour event. Make sure to catch him on the water or the beach and join in his live social media broadcasts.

Anyone interested in becoming part of the National Recreational Tour can reach out to Kenny at

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