In 1997, Andrew was involved in a car accident and lost his leg. Throughout the years, Andrew became an Adaptive Action Sports athlete and made progress towards making the Paralympic Snowboarding Team for United States of America (USA). After this past New Year’s, Andrew suffered through a snowboarding accident that left him with a brain and spinal cord injury. As the beneficiary, Andrew Hale received support and a $10,000 grant from Ryan and the Sheckler Foundation to help with the cost of his medical treatments, hospital transportation from the mountain and some of the extensive medical bills that Andrew has incurred thus far.
Past “Be the Change” recipients include: The Port Gamble S’Klallam, Peach’s Neet Feet, Ashley Wade Foundation, Hope for Carter and Gamerosity.