Posts Tagged ‘JumpAthon for Ray’

OUR WORLD RECORD PLUS GREAT SKIING ON HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Monday, June 6th, 2011

CARL SETS STANDARD FOR THE JumpAthon WORLD TO BEAT

Carl celebrates in style with Figs and Geoff

Carl celebrates in style with Figs and Geoff

What a great June Holiday Weekend at our Club. With many Members away we did not expect all the surprises both on and off the water. Well done to all for making it a lot of fun.

Carl warms up for the Jump challenge

Carl warms up for the Jump challenge

Before we get to the big stuff, we finished with cool air but perfect skiing conditions. With Groups on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Members skiing, work on our Stone Bridge project, new marker buoys in the Lake and some minor repairs to the Cowcatcher, it was all action. As it is still just the first week of June, we are very well set up for the Summer season.

Daryl at full stretch

Daryl at full stretch

‘And now for the big news !

Carl decided that today was the day to take on the JumpAthon for Ray challenge. In other words, how many non-stop Jumps could he take without throwing the handle. His target was to line up TWENTY sponsors at the standard rate of €1.00 per Jump. With Geoff driving and Figs as observer, Des captured all the camera action for posterity and YouTube. We guessed he would probably make SEVEN non-stop landings – but we were wrong ! At TEN, the fans were cheering. At FIFTEEN, the fans were jumping up and down. When he threw the handle on landing Jump number TWENTY, this set the WORLD RECORD for non-stop jumps. Now it is up to all Ray’s Jump friends around the world to try to break the 20 mark and raise some funds for Ray in his time of need. Carl now has €400 in the bag !

Congratulations Carl.

JumpAthon for Ray LAUNCHED TODAY

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

WILL GOLDEN FALLS SET A UNIQUE WORLD RECORD IN JUNE FOR RAY ?

JumpAthon for Ray goes global today !

JumpAthon for Ray goes global today !

This is a great story ! Just a few weeks ago, Carl called me with this concept – How about setting up a unique Fund Raiser for Ray based on the Jump Ramp ? We tossed around some ideas and just minutes ago went global with the plan !  Here is how it will work, not just here at Golden Falls, but at EVERY Club with a Jump Ramp in the World today. Well that is what we really hope will happen.


We set up a special Facebook page and uploaded a bunch of Ray photos. Just type in these words  – JumpAthon for Ray


Imagine this. If you were to try Jumping on our Magic Ramp, non-stop without a break, how many could you land ! 5 / 10/ 15 / 20 ?


Well, if you also rounded up your friends and asked each to contribute just ONE EURO for every Jump you landed, this could make it very interesting. Carl has already got sponsorship and I’m sure he and all our other jumpers will be delighted to get more backers. There is no limit to how many each Jumper can secure. ‘And its only ONE EURO per Jump landed.


Finally, if you then collected the contributions based on the number you landed – on any Ramp height at any speed, and then transferred those funds to the Ray Stokes fund for his boys, this would make it both great fun and a great cause. The direct link  for the month of June for contributions to support Ray’s boys is :


www.stokesskis.com

Today I spoke to Ray and he sounded stronger than he has been for ages. Now that the six tumors have been removed, he can take food again and is regaining strength every day. New medication is the next step. We hope that the success of the “JumpAthon for Ray” may help to remove some of the worries ahead of our good friend.  So, if you see a Jumper, please don’t wait for him/her to ask, just say “I’m in for ONE EURO per jump”  Watch this space for the photos – and who knows, perhaps a World Non-Stop Record.

If you need a bit more information on how to set this up, check out this Link :


JumpAthon for Ray Guide


‘Great concept Carl – and maybe this weekend we will be the first Club to report some results. The weather forecast is perfect for Golden Falls ! Get those cameras ready……..

Ray teaching our Stars of the future !

Ray teaching our Stars of the future !