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Andrew Hale's Road to Recovery!

You are our BE THE CHANGE round 6 recipient!  

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In January 2016 Adaptive Action Sports athlete, coach and youth mentor, Andrew Hale, was in a snowboarding accident suffering SCI and TBI injuries.  This grant will support Andrew's road to recovery.

Before Andrew's life threatening accident this year he had devoted himself to being the change he wanted to see in the world. Through the nonprofit organization Adaptive Action Sports, Andrew had worked relentlessly to assist the future generation of adaptive skateboarders and snowboarders. He trained, coached, and out reached to these adaptive athletes and his impact and expertise were priceless. This grant will be used to help combat some of the extensive medical bills that Andrew has incurred. Craig Hospital is the best for SCI and TBI injuries, but being the best comes with a high price and the $10,000 grant will be broken down to pay for therapies, new equipment he will need and to help cover the cost of the helicopter lift from the mountain to the hospital."        

YOU can join us as we support Andrew Hale's Road to Recovery!

Creating awareness, creates CHANGE!  

In 2012, we launched our “Be the Change” initiative. This web-based program allows our supporters to nominate the areas where they want to see change occur in the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. Then our entire network can vote for the cause they’d not only like to see win, but will support. We love that our supporters now have a voice and a platform that help guide our fundraising and giving. The Sheckler Foundation will come along side the winner giving them a $10,000 grant and help make their plans a reality!

Our goal through "Be the Change" is to create awareness for all 4 finalists by using our global platform to share their story.  The voting and rallying is NOT for the sake of competition.  We could choose a "winner" other ways.  The voting and rallying is intended to create a ground swell of support for each of our 4 finalists, showing what can happen when we activate our community to get involved with causes that matter.      

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Stay tuned to enter BE THE CHANGE round 7!

Date will be announced soon!

The 3 questions often asked to enter BE THE CHANGE:

1. Does the entry have to be an official 501(C)3 Nonprofit? 
NO, it does not. As long as your cause is in line with the Sheckler Foundation mission statement supporting pediatric causes, enrichment programs for at risk youth or injured action sports athletes, and meets all the requirements outlined on our website, you may enter.

2. Can I enter a person/individual? 
YES! If you know of a child with an illness, injury, special needs who needs some help, tell us their story! If you know of a Professional Actions Sports Athlete who has been injured and needs help, tell us their story! Be sure to have a plan, proposed budget and video to tell their story well. Our website has the information and details on what is required.

3. Do I have to have a video? 
YES. A video will help our voters know who they are supporting and why your cause is so important. 

Important NEW GUIDELINES and tips before you submit your entry:

  • All entries must be in line with our mission statement of supporting causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes.  If it is not in line with our mission, it will NOT be chosen as one of the top 4 nominees.
  • Your proposed budget should NOT exceed $10,000.  Entires with a proposed budget is over $10,000 will automatically be disqualified.
  • Be specific about material items that are needed. For example: printing, lumber, food, clothes, etc.
  • Write your entry in the way you would want it to be read by the voters, as if you were chosen.  REMEMBER that we are all hearing about your cause for the first time.  That will help you to be more clear and concise in your delivery.
  • Clearly describe the proposed plan you would like The Sheckler Foundation to help you execute.
  • All entries MUST have a YouTube video link telling your story.  If you do not have a YouTube video, you will not be chosen as a top 4 nominee. 
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