Andrew Hale's Road to Recovery!
You are our BE THE CHANGE round 6 recipient!
Adaptive Action Sports athlete, coach and youth mentor, In January 2016, Andrew Hale, was in a snowboarding accident suffering SCI and TBI injuries. This grant will support Andrew's road to recovery.
"In order to be the change that one would like to see for a fellow peer they need to be so devoted to a cause that they live and breathe it. They manifest something that was intangible into something that they can grab a hold to. Andrew Hale has that special notion within him. I am nominating Andrew because before his life threatening accident this year he had devoted himself to Becoming The Change. Thru the non profit organization Adaptive Action Sports, Andrew had worked relentlessly to assisting 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. If awarded the 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 in being the best comes with a high price so the 10k will be broken down to pay for therapies or targeted as a whole for a cost such as 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.
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: