If you haven’t been to Wind River Cellars in little Husum, Washington, you’re missing out on a truly extraordinary experience. This winery is not your traditional snub-nose, wine-swirlin’, wine tasting spot along The Columbia River Gorge Winery Row. This winery has a ton of character, from the entertaining and hilarious antics of owner and wine maker, Joel Goodwillie, right down to the winery pet pig, Mini, who is not mini at all. Joel will pour wine all day and night, and then write about it in his blog, The Online Vine. If you need a good laugh, read any of his postings… I swear you will be rolling on the floor in tears of laughter. Oh ya, and they have REALLY GOOD WINE.
Wind River Cellars was very generous in donating a Wine Tasting for 10 people, retailing $250, as well as a case of wine, retailing $250, for Kiteboarding 4 Cancer.
He’s full of it, he brings it, and he’s playing at KB4C! Energy. You can check out his tunes at myspace.
Avery, aka Energy, played at the Hood River Sandbar KiteFest back in June, jammin’ to the pro team riders from Liquid Force throwing down on the slider in the Pro pool. It was insane, and so is he. Energy will be hanging with wild man and killer announcer Neil Hutchinson on the grandstand as he pumps up the crowd and the riders for KB4C on August 25th. Don’t miss it.
Casa Viento and Cozumel Tom’s Condo, both kiteboarding destination accommodations in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico, have donated week-long stays and more to the KB4C Silent Auction! I have been to both and they are amazing. In addition to a 1-week stay, Casa Viento is packaging their stay with 15 hours of kiteboarding instruction by Cozumel’s own windsport legend, Raul DeLille.
Cozumel Tom Condo is a 1 bedroom condominium located in the private Cozumel Country Club, with private beach access just steps away to your own kiteboarding paradise. Casa Viento is also located in the Cozumel Country Club, with a pool, gear storage, and just a couple more steps from the beach than Cozumel Tom. Both accommodations are on the beach side of the street and are an easy 10 minute drive to the downtown of restaurants & bars, clubs, parks, and lots of shopping!
If you’ve never been to Cozumel for kiteboarding, it’s an absolute must! The warm, Caribbean turquoise water will keep you smiling as you kiteboard. It will also make you want to watch what’s under water all the time… and if you do go under water, go snorkeling as well on a calm day! The reef at Cozumel has some of the most lush and awesome waterlife. You could snorkel for hours! If you want to go deeper, go diving. Cozumel is one of the top destinations in the world for diving. Go and you’ll find out why.
The Kiteboarder Magazine’s Ryan Riccitelli interviewed me for KB4C last week. If you don’t know the whole story on KB4C, listen in!
News item: http://www.kiteblogs.com/component/option,com_jd-wp/Itemid,26/p,2080/
There’s no shortage of cool prizes for this event, that’s for sure. Check out what the brands have thrown down for the cause!
Naish 2008 Kite Quiver
Naish Board Bag
Complete Apparel swag package
Slingshot 2008 Kite Quiver
Slingshot Golf Kite Travel Bag
Complete SS wardrobe package
Waroo 7m complete package with 45 cm bar & lines
Waroo 13m complete package with 55 cm bar & lines
Best Golf Bag
Eclipse Kiteboarding & Skywalker Boards:
Eclipse Thruster 14 m kite complete
Liquid Force Kiteboarding:
Mission 138 kiteboard with Luxury Interface Kit
Escalade Bindings, size 10-11
Mod III 138 Kiteboard package
and getting more everyday…
Neil Hutchinson, kiteboarding icon and really awesome guy, has confirmed he will MC KB4C on August 25th in the Gorge! Neil is one of the most engaging and entertaining personalities in the sport and we are thrilled to have him here for such an awesome event. As a host and announcer of hundreds of action sports events, Neil brings flavor and spice to an event like no other.
Neil organizes and MCs action sports events around the globe and runs a kiteboarding tour company in the Caribbean — X-Rated Kiteboarding
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday March 15, 2007, Representatives Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Joe Sestak (D-PA) and Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Norm Coleman (R-MN) introduced the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007. This legislation will provide critical resources for the treatment, prevention and cure of childhood cancer. The Conquer Childhood Cancer Act brings hope to the more than 12,500 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Over 40,000 children and adolescents currently are being treated for childhood cancers.
The Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007 is a landmark piece of legislation which authorizes $150 million over a five-year period to expand support for biomedical research programs of the existing National Cancer Institute-designated multi-center national infrastructure for pediatric cancer research, establish a population-based national childhood cancer registry, enable researchers to more accurately study the incidence of childhood cancers and long-term effects of treatments, and provide funding for informational and educational services to families coping with a diagnosis of childhood cancer.
Read Full Article from CureSearch.org
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