PRESS RELEASE: World Champion Regina Jaquess Donates to Locks of Love
December 30, 2005
During the Holiday break from the College of  Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, World Champion athlete Regina Jaquess donated over 12 inches of hair to Locks of Love, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.  Locks of Love's mission is to return a sense of self confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by providing the highest quality hairpieces made from donated ponytails.  Donations are accepted at participating stylists across the United States and Canada.  Locks of Love is headquartered in Lake Worth, Florida, close to the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches and the most fantastic water ski facility in the world at Okeeheelee Park.
Jaquess had been letting her hair grow for the past 18 months for this purpose.  She found out about the Locks of Love program through friends that had made similar contributions.  To find out more about how you can help support this special effort, contact Locks of Love through their website ( or email at
Regina, who successfully defended her world overall title and won her first career world slalom title during 2005, was recently selected USA Water Ski’s 2005 Female Athlete of the Year.  She will now be considered for the United States Olympic Committee’s prestigious SportsWoman of the Year award, which will be announced in January.  Regina, who was awarded USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2001 and 2003, was also named the 2005 Female Water Ski Athlete of the Year by the International Water Ski Federation.