The GoHawkeye Foundation Mission
GoHawkeye's mission is ...
To provide support to adaptive organizations and individuals through financial aid, outdoor experiences and film making meant to inspire people of all abilities. Our films showcase people overcoming disabilities and reaching their goals through active lifestyles and outdoor adventures.
A Benefit For
the Elks Scholarship Fund
July 25 - 7 PM
Telluride Elks Lodge
Featuring Live Music By:
Niceness with Loot Booty
Here's the Happenings at GoHawkeye!
GoHawkeye Foundation Presents Hand-Cycle to TASP!
On May 17, 2015, GoHawkeye Foundation gave the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program(TASP) a BOMBER custom made off road hand-cycle in Moab, Utah. ReActive Adaptations founder and bike builder Jake O'Connor with Hawkeye Johnson, presented a new Bomber hand-cycle to TASP Program Director Tim McGough at the TASP Moab Mania Reunion Weekend where it was immediately put to use by rider David Poole.
"TASP is ecstatic about its newly donated off-road handcycle from GoHawkeye", said Program Director Tim McGough. "This bike not only increases our equipment fleet but is a substantial upgrade of the highest quality off-road handcycle in the industry to date." Tim continued, "This donation furthers along the mission of TASP to provide the highest end adaptive recreation equipment coupled with unmatched personalized adventures for disabled athletes. Thank you GoHawkeye and all its supporters!"
GoHawkeye Foundation - Helps Danielle Watson Realize a Dream!
DANIELLE posing with HAWKEYE and riding with friends on the Kokopelli Trail.photos by Pamela Seaboldt
On May 18, 2015, GoHawkeye contest winner Danielle Lancelot Watson received her dream bike, a NUKE custom built off road hand-cycle, made by ReActive Adaptations. This racing raspberry painted bike was given at a four day camp out and mountain biking experience along the Kokopelli Trail near Moab, Utah.
Roll-Em....GoHawkeye Films "Falling Into Place" in Moab, Utah!
The Falling Into Place production crew in progress.photos by Tyler Lemon
The GoHawkeye Foundation helped Danielle realize her off road biking dreams over a four day period in May. Our volunteer cast and crew of 24 was dedicated to this mission while we filmed the live action for a short film adaptation of her inspiring life story, "Falling Into Place." With live action filming complete, we are now in the editing phase. In addition, production planning for the stop-action animation segments continues for studio photography planned for late Summer 2015. "Falling Into Place" will premiere on the film festival circuit in Spring 2016.
Large Engaged Crowd Attends Hawkeye's Hike the Triple Crown Presentation
Over 50 attendee's - standing room only in the Wilkinson Public Library meeting room on March 23, 2015, listened to Hawkeye, David Patterson and Namie Bacile discuss their adventure's hiking the Triple Crown of long distance hiking. Many in the audience were considering their own hike of the Triple Crown which is made up of the Appalachian Trail (2,170 mi.), Pacific Crest Trail (2,670 mi.) and the Continental Divide Trail (3,100 mi.) and grilled these experts with their planning questions. Click Here for more information on Hawkeye and the Triple Crown of Hiking.
Thank You Carol Keogh!
Carol paid off the Remaining $3300 due on the GoHawkeye bike giveaway!
A big thank you to Carol Keogh. Carol, who is CEO of Esi Ergonomic Solutions, paid off the remaining $3300 on GoHawkeye Foundation bike giveaway. This was a big part of our reaching our $10k mid-year fundraising goal and helping us get to the level to proceed with the film production on "Falling into Place" last month!
Shout-out to Anika Parr!
Inspired by Hawkeye and the grass roots origination of the GoHawkeye Foundation, Anika with her classmate Helena Burger have embarked on a fundraising campaign of their own to benefit kids with disabilities and allow them to participate in outdoor sports. During their summer vacation in Telluride, they plan on hiking 20 miles and are asking for a pledge per mile to support kid activities. Way to go! GoHawkeye Foundation loves action oriented inspired fundraising. Watch their campaign promo reel HERE. Donate to this campaign HERE.
How Can I Donate to GoHawkeye!
You can click GODONATE which takes you to our secure donation page where you can contribute via credit card. You can also DOWNLOAD and mail, to address on form, your check, debit card or credit card payment.
GoHawkeye 2015 Funding Target: $20,000
Funds raised by May 2015: $10,000
Needed Funds by end of 2015: $10,000
We've reached our May target goals but need to keep up the solicitations for the year total goal.
Kudos and Thanks! The funds raised to date have helped us give away a couple of hand cycles and film "Falling Into Place".
More Funds Needed!
GoHawkeye is looking to provide experience funding support for adaptive sports camps and other events that help physically challenged persons. The amount targeted for this is estimated to be another $5,000 that we'd need to achieve by the end of 2015 so let's keep on raising funds!
In Memory of Brian Torp 1960-2015
Brian is missed but his spirit was with us on location during our recent film shoot of "Falling into Place" in Moab, Utah. This energy was felt by all on the set as well as in camp. We remember his generosity, excellent photography, and the good times he helped facilitate.
DAVID POOLE was the first to ride the new Bomber.
photo courtesy: Diana Proemm Photography
From left to right, JAKE O'CONNOR, TIM MCGOUGH, HAWKEYE
photo by Craig Stein