Collaboration Quote of the Month

March 31, 2011

“When we dream alone, it is only a dream. When we dream together, it is no longer a dream but the beginning of reality.”

– A Brazilian Proverb

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SkiDUCK: A Favorite Nonprofit Helping Underprivilidged Kids Ski Free

February 1, 2011

I am certain that I am living the quality of life that I am living for one reason alone: my passion for skiing.

Coming from a middle class family, it was a sport that if I wanted to do it I would need to find a way to get up the hill, a way to buy a ticket, and a means to having good winter gear. Luckily, my parents helped on the clothing and equipment part, but the rest was up to me. To make it happen, I got a job at 12 at the local ski area and bummed rides from fellow employees or family friends that were heading to the mountain. It was a fabulous experience for me, it helped me grow as a person; learning a strong work ethic, independence, reliance on self, and above all a means to learning self-love that stopped me from being attracted to a life that would of left me in whole-lotta trouble, in jail or dead.

So when I look back upon my 33 years of skiing, I am so grateful for what the sport brought into my life. But I am sad also…because I know that there are thousands of children that could also have an access to a positive outlet, yet are left behind due to lack of cash.

It is no joke that skiing is one of the most expensive sports around, but there is a great non-profit based out of Lake Tahoe that is helping youth connect with a soul sport for free…SkiDUCK. I had an inspiring interview with founder, Clint Lunde, awhile back. Since that chat, the organization has gotten over 200 kids on the slopes.

With all certainty, SkiDUCK will positively affect the life of at least one child, making their life much better for the long term.

Here’s a video from a recent event they had at Tahoe Donner:

If you live in California and would like to get involved, SkiDUCK is always looking for volunteers, helpful funding or winter gear. For those that can share some time on the hill, SkiDUCK will give you a free lift ticket in gratitude for your collaboration in helping underprivileged children feel the wonder and stoked-ness of being out in the mountains.

Contact SkiDUCK for more information.

See ya on the hill!


Collaboration Quote of the Month

December 28, 2010
“The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.”


“I Am Only A Child” Youtube Video Example that Children Know More than Our Governments

December 21, 2010

Why is it that a young girl can speak so eloquently about global challenges that we as adults stumble over?


Surfrider Foundation Teams Up with Protect Our Winters

December 14, 2010

The Surfrider Foundation, the leading name in beach and coastal protection, has teamed up with Protect Our Winters, the top non-profit from the world of snow sports to offer a combined membership that will allow boardsports enthusiasts to protect where they play.

Founded three short years ago, Protect Our Winters has quickly established itself as the leading environmental voice in the snow sports industry. During that time the group has successfully worked to place several solar energy projects in rural communities, appeared before Congress on Capital Hill, and inspired the environmentally-themed film project “Generations.”

For over twenty-five years the Surfrider Foundation has led in beach and coastal protection.  As the original and largest non-profit in the action sports community, Surfrider Foundation has been instrumental in keeping our coastal waters clean through their Blue Water Task Force program, and protecting world-class beaches and breaks such as Trestles from development.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be teaming up with Protect Our Winters,” says Surfrider Foundation CEO Jim Moriarty. “This is a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to support two great organizations in protecting our playgrounds, be they sea or summit.”

To be a part of the action, Protect Our Winters / Surfrider Foundation is offering a dual membership for just $40 annually – a $5 savings off buying both memberships separately.


Collaboration Quote of the Month

November 30, 2010
“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”

High Fives Sponsored Athlete Grant Korgan in the Mountains Again After 7 Months of Healing

November 23, 2010

A little inspiration…


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