June 6, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

FULFILL YOUR DREAM TO FLY WHILE HELPING CHILDREN REACH THEIR DREAMS!

THE AUCTION: Instructor Kevin Lee is auctioning off  a 2-week long paragliding training course (P-2 rating) in the world class learning environment of southern Oregon. Start your training on a gently sloped training hills perfect for those first small flights. Eventually experience your first big mountain flight and ride the thermals at the renowned Woodrat Mountain. Retail value for a P-2 course is $1,800.  (LATEST BID: $1,000)  

THE CAUSE: Money from this auction will support a school in the coastal village of Canoa, Ecuador. Escuela Bilingue Los Algarrobos provides education for low-income children in the community (Canoa families typically live on only $85/month). The school is always in a struggle to stay afloat financially, but is rich in community support and parent involvement.The money you spend on your P-2 course will go a long way in Ecuador: just $250 can send a kid to school for a year, $3,000 hires an instructor! As an added bonus, if the auction winner signs-up for one of Kevin’s Ecuador flying tours, Kevin will donate their tour fees to the school as well!

NOT INTERESTED IN BIDDING, BUT WANT TO MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION? CLICK HERE (mark donation “Canoa school”)


ABOUT KEVIN LEE: Kevin has taught paragliding for over 14 years. In 2006, he received the prestiges Instructor of the Year award from the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. Safety is a priority for Kevin, and he prides himself in “connecting” with his students energetically  to help them gain confidence and  fly with full passion for the sport! Each year Kevin leads paragliding tours in Ecuador. His admiration of the culture has inspired him to “give back” to the country that has given him so much.

For more about Kevin visit www.thermaltracker.com

HOW TO BID:

If you are interested in bidding on the P-2 course, please do the following:

1) Scroll to the TOP of this page and click “leave a comment” (it’s tiny so squint!)

2) Enter a user name (doesn’t have to be real name)

3) Enter email address

4) Enter bid

4) Click submit

You will be contacted shortly after your bid submission for verification.

LATEST BID: $1,000

Auction ends on August 31rst, 2010 at 12:00 pm (noon) PST

Questions? Email: flyinghobogirl@gmail.com



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  1. I bid $500 for the P=2 course for Ecuador school

  2. I’d like to up the ante to $1000!-

    Chris Taylor

  3. I bid $1200!

  4. $1250.00 is my bid.

  5. YAY CARLA!!! You got it! Can’t wait to share the sky with you!!

  6. Thanks everyone for Bidding! I REALLY, REALLY appreciate your diving into this and Carla, I look forward to teaching you how to fly Paragliders! And Chris and Jeanine, I want to give both of you a free “Paragliding Demo Day” if your able to do it.
    In all seriousness, this was a dream of mine, to offer a service that would lead to supporting a good cause… And a dream of mine since childhood of being an Philanthropist! A small but sweat start to that and you guys all helped make it happen! Thank you very much!

    Kevin

  7. Chris,
    Hugs to you for your time with this. Fun to do this and you really made it happen. Thank you girl!

    Kevin

  8. Kevin, You’ll have to get in touch with me about how to get started and how to make the payment! I look forward to this!!

    Carla 541-899-1565

  9. I read the e-mail notification for the auction late, but I was wondering if I could still give to the school. Please let me know.

    Sincerely,
    Andrew

  10. If anyone is inspired to donate, even after the auction. you can do so by going here:

    http://thecloudbasefoundation.org/
    Be sure to mark your donation “Thermal Tracker/Canoa School”

    Thanks a ton!
    Kevin


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