Story Project 2017- A reflection on a century of Ski Jumping and fueling our team into 2018!
For 6 years and 186 stories we have opened our inboxes everyday in December to reflect on what Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined have meant to all of us. We share our stories and live vicariously through one another, celebrating the thrill of flight. We reconnect with friends, coaches and teammates and meet our next generation of high flying athletes.
We Remember: Gene Kotlarek, American Hero, Olympic Ski Jumper
For me Story Project is the most powerful program we here at USANS conduct, engaging our community to remember our past and dream about our future. Over the past few years this has also been an incredible opportunity for our us to give to help the current and next generation and this year was no exception! Nearly 150 individuals generously donated over $96,000 to fuel the journey of USANS and our amazing athletes.
Sophia Schreiner shares her love for the thrill of flight!
As I write this I can’t help but think of where we would be without the soul of Story Project, Jeff Hastings. There are few people with the talent, drive and ingenuity of Jeff and for him we have so much to be thankful for in helping us all find our way back together. As we wrap up this years Story Project and refocus our gaze toward the upcoming games I would like for everyone reading this to take a moment and Thank Jeff Hastings! His email is email@example.com and flooding his inbox would be the best way for this community to remind him of our love and thanks!
Ribs we will never see again. Other guys kicked sand in our faces at “Skinny Beach” . Hastings, Konopacke, McGrane, and Holland, 1983, Lahti, FIN. (Mike Holland Story Project, Dec 9, 2012)
Don’t forget, Story Project is not only a celebration of flight but it is a labor of love! Send USANS and Jeff Hastings your story with a picture or two NOW! so that we can make next year even better!
Lastly, a year ago I shared that my son Liam had taken his first jump (albeit on downhill skis) and last week on that anniversary he started his first day on the long boards! It is for love of the sport and the people who cherish it that we do all this. Thanks again for all of your stories, your love and your generosity.
Join the list of generous Story Project Donors and have your donation matched!
Thank You! With all of your generosity we raised $96,429 for our high flying athletes. Don’t wait for next year, send in your story now for the next edition!
Richard Armstrong Landis Arnold Tricia Asaro Dave Austin Jim Balfanz Rex Bell Allen & Cathy Belshaw Hans & Heidi Berend Tom Bickner Janet Bliss Stacey Border Steve Sama Bronwen Perkins Brian Burt Tom Calcagni Berit Campion Wade Cattell Gregg Cerveny Ted Chivers Pamela Clarke Corky Colby Michael Collin Steven Compton Andrew David Matthew Dayton Danielle Baca DeGarie Billy & Katie Demong Helen Demong & Joe Mcphillips Tim Denisson Jason & Kiki Densmore Paul Dillaway Tom Dodds Mark Donavan Tone and Kris Erichsen Kirsten Erickson Kevin Fedor Eldridge French Tom Fulton Steve & Kathy Glasder Chad Glese Jeff & Nancy Good Rich Gordin Jeff & Joanna Graves Jody Graves Mederic Hall Jennifer & Karl Hassrick Jeff Hastings Paul Hastings Susie Hastings Bill Hendrickson Jed Hinkley Harry Holland Jim Holland Mike Holland Chad Horne Ron & Nancy Jacobson Paul & Tami Jastrow Bruce Jennings Alan Johnson Scott Johnson Stuart Johnstone Hans & Nancy Johnstone Chris Jones Clint Jones Georgia Jones Kashiwa Family Ed Kimm Jim Kirkwood Davis Kitchel Stacey Kulp Justin & Jennifer Koski Darryl Landstrom Dave Lantz Tom Lantz Meg & Guy Larson Kathleen Ledges Ann Leitheiser Martina & Arthur Lussi Dan & Amy Macuga Brandon Maki Sig Malvik Cliff & Cheri Maki Walter Malmquist Melissa Marsted Jay Martin Jerry Martin Dan and Lisa Matoon Kevin McAllister Bill & Leci McCrillis Dennis Mcgrane Colleen McKiernan Rick Mewborn Kathy Meyer Rob & Nini Meyer Jarrett & Melody Moe Tammy Miller Errol Moffatt Carol Nevulis Tom Oddy Robin Outwater Ronnie Neal Kristin Petersen Matt Petri Brad & Pam Price Jay & Gun Rand Drew Richards David C Rikert Kenneth Ripp Charles Roach David Robinson Tommy Schwall Bryan Sanders Allan & Sally Seymour Bill Sharp Leon & Peggy Sharyon Todd Sheperd Carl Soderberg Steven Southworth John & Debbie Speca Johnny Spillane Dana Sprague Jim & Nancy Spillane Robert Stewart Larry & Meg Stone Steve & Diana Strandberg Tim Tetreault Lee Todd John Upton Jeff & Michelle Urlaub Carl & Paula Van Loan Craig & Becky Ward Dave & Kammie Ward Travis Webb Travis & Susan Wilkinson Stephanie & Todd Wilson Conroy Widmer Greg & Mary Windsperger Holly & Dave Wolff Benny & Becky Yih Dana Zelenakas Tracy & Rich Zuckerman Anonymous $25k Donor!