One hundred years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ground-breaking Terra Nova expedition, four unique individuals attempted to reach the most inhospitable place on earth. Two of them being the first adaptive athletes to ever do so.
THE PUSH uncovers the capacity of human spirit across a year-long journey to achieve the seemingly insurmountable ... ... yet the true story that unfolds is the inspiration for all of us to live up to our ultimate potential.
THE PUSH was recently featured at TEDx Connecticut College
THE PUSH proudly supports High Fives Foundation & the Reeve Irvine Center
Anyone who spends any time whatsoever in Squaw has sampled the divine menu at Mamasake’s. And what’s better then pigging out on the beer and handroll après ski special after getting whooped by KT-22 (and before heading over to le Chamois)? But that is far from the limit of the goodness offered at Mamasake’s! Is your mouth watering yet?
So naturally, we couldn’t be happier to have them hooking us up for our paddle event reception. What can we say. Mamasake is stoking us - along with a lucky select group - to a lovely catered event in Carnelian Bay. They are our hands down our favorite sushi restaurant in all of Lake Tahoe, and owner Elsa Corrigan is one of our favorite fixtures in Squaw! Thank you Elsa and Mamasake for bringing your amazing food and energy to our day one launch event!
It never hurts to have a nice LAKEFRONT home to host a media and networking event. Trinkie Watson and David Gemme at Chase International are doing us a huge favor! This goes out to our friends at Chase for helping us step it up a notch!
These two Tahoe locals are not just realtors. They are two highly involved people in our Tahoe community that help make this place so special. They have been incredibly supportive of the High Fives Foundation for some time now, for which we are immensely grateful. Now they are providing us a breathtaking lakefront location--4850 North Lake Blvd--to host a private reception for the paddle event launch. It's situated in Carnelian Bay and with a sandy beach, long pier and boat lift, home theater and - the list goes on - it couldn't be more perfect for hosting a party and staging a film! By the way--this home is for sale!
August 3, 2011 - To the organization that really made this all possible, with their super positive attitude and amazing work, we are starting off the day with a BIG High Five to High Fives Foundation for believing in this awesome project!
High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Formed in 2009, the organization has helped provide the means for making goals to be met, after suffering a life-altering injury. For more information visit http://www.highfivesfoundation.org/ .
The big hope is that this project, a successful mission to the South Pole and the subsequent release of this film, can help bring more awareness to the work this group is doing, making a real difference in the lives of people whose lives have been forever changed! Keep it up, and High Five!
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Before we get too deep in the details for the upcoming paddle event, we’d like to recognize all our top notch partners, the local sponsors and supporters who are helping to make this all happen. Without their support, it would just be another film shoot! We’re excited to involve the Tahoe community and have been humbled by all the amazing support.
The Push expedition wants to pay a huge thanks to our paddle training sponsor, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. In particular, Andy Chapman and Judy Laverty have been incredibly supportive to make this event come to life. The NLTRA and The Push share a common vision, and that's to showcase human power and human spirit! Promoting activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and cross-country skiing, the NLTRA is making its own big push to showcase how wonderful these human powered sports are in Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Push "Paddle" Event will not only prepare our athletes for the adventure of a lifetime--to the South Pole--but will also hopefully inspire others to pull out a board and paddle a portion, if not all of, The Lake Tahoe Water Trail!
You can find out what’s happening around North Lake Tahoe through www.gotahoenorth.com, the information resource site for the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and everything North Lake Tahoe.
August 2nd, 2011 - When describing this project, Doug Stoup said "this is the most ambitious project I have ever taken on." After many adventures to both poles, and countless journeys upon the ice, Doug, with the help of Roy Tuscany and High Fives Foundation, assembled this team to achieve nothing short of 100% success - and to bring new challenge to himself. But most of all, Doug says, "I want to encourage other disabled individuals to look beyond their capabilities" and be able to share this amazing experience.
The paddle trip on Lake Tahoe, while certainly a training opportunity with its own challenges, will also provide a more hospitable environment for this group to connect at a level that will only improve their strength as a team. Once on the ice, it's all for one and one for all. There are no other options out there.
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