It is as if NATURE, has been waiting on you for millions of years.
"It was an honor to be awarded the BTK Crossover knee through the GoHawkeye Foundation. The knee alone would have been great, however the prosthesis was not the only element of this award. The fact that the contest also included the Rocky Mountain experience in Telluride for both my wife(Rita) and I was like icing on the cake. This experience really allowed me to see what activities the knee would allow me to do." - Scottie McDonald
Summer In theSan Juan Mountains
300 mile fundraiser hike
Hawkeye hit the trail again this past summer on a 36-day 300-mile trek on the GoHawkeye San Juan Trail (GST) which circumnavigates the San Juan Volcanic Field, located in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. GoHawkeye supporters donated over $15,000 for adaptive athletes through this annual backpacking fundraiser for the GoHawkeye Foundation. This is the main fundraising event for the all volunteer non-profit foundation.
"The difficulty of this fundraiser hike is nothing compared to the difficulty faced by a person living with a disability. I'm grateful for the ability to meet this challenge and for your donations that change lives through adaptive sports." - Hawkeye
"I started hiking with a fly rod on the trail. It helps me slow down and enjoy the environment more." - Hawkeye
who do you hike for?
These young ladies hike for gohawkeye
Anika and Taylor raised over $6000 for the GoHawkeye Foundation Youth Development Fund. Their single day hike near Telluride, Colorado this past Summer was more than an opportunity to get outdoors for fresh air and a vigorous 8.5-mile hike. The main objective was to support kids with physical disabilities enjoy the benefits of recreating in the outdoors by collecting donations to buy adaptive sports equipment and experiences for kids.
“Growing up spending winter and summer holidays in Telluride, I’ve come to love the mountains and mountain sports like hiking, skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking. When I met Hawkeye and heard that he helps people with disabilities participate in mountain activities I knew I wanted to help and the focus would be on kids.” – Ani Parr
Your donation to the GoHawkeye Foundation supports athletes with disabilities to get outdoors and recreate on an equal level with friends and family.
Outdoor recreation programs are helping individuals with disabilities build the confidence and physical skills needed to participate in a wide range of recreational activities. From skiing and snowboarding in Winter to golfing, biking and fishing in Summer, disabled individuals are participating in activities they previously considered impossible.
Adaptations to sports equipment has helped enable people with disabilities to independently participate in sports and recreational activities. For example, an off road handcycle is a bike that is designed and custom-built for disabled riders, including paraplegics and leg amputees, to access trails of all difficulty levels in a sitting or recumbent position.
GOHAWKEYE TEAMS UP WITH THE BEST PRODUCERS OF ADAPTIVE SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Photographers: Hawkeye Johnson, Craig Stein, Paul Bikis, Pamela Seaboldt, Tyler Lemon, Aaron Swisher, Sarah Henderson, Brian Torp, and Kellie Standish. Site design and original artwork by Craig Stein.