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Boogies and more

It’s been a while – my apologies. Life has been busy to say the least.

Between planning a move from Cleveland to Chicago (which will be taking place at the first of October…coming up fast!), traveling, and boogies it’s been a busy fall already.

For those who may not know, Labor Day is a busy boogie weekend in the U.S. Last year was my first season as a skydiver, and looking back I was so excited for the Work Stinks! Boogie at Start Skydiving outside of Dayton, Ohio. Though for the life of me I couldn’t find a group of people to go. Luckily, my buddy Rick 😉 was willing to go with me.

One year later I couldn’t be more happy that he agreed to go, because this year at the Work Stinks! Boogie he asked me to marry him just before he hucked us out of the CASA into an awesome two-way head down. You’ll have to check out the video on my other blog.

And once we have the engagement photos from Norman I’ll be sure to send those around. The video of the shoot doesn’t look like much, but we saw the proofs and that man got some incredible shots!!

Okay, but enough of that sappy crap! Back to boogies…

So for us, Labor Day means Work Stinks! which included a CASA, R44 Helicopter, Two Caravans and an Otter. It also means lots of jumpers from around Ohio and Pennsylvania which was great fun! Lots of fun freefly takes place…good stuff.

We’ve also talked about going to Couch Freaks, which is in Iowa. I’ve heard great things about this boogie, though from what I understand the part not to miss is the party. Personally, I’m not much of a drinker (yes, I understand that I’m a skydiver and they go hand in hand..really, I do) so the draw hasn’t been that great considering Work Stinks! is much closer for us…though once we’re in Chicago that’ll be an entirely different story.

So let’s hear it fellow skydivers, what did you do with your extended Labor Day weekend? What are some of your favorite Boogies, no matter what time of the year they fall?

Blue ones!


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Jump for Diabetes is upon us!

For those who have heard about Jump for Diabetes, you’re likely well aware that this event is happening in just over a week. I know, right…holy crap!

For those who aren’t aware, here’s a little background on what we’re doing!

Jump for Diabetes is an annual skydiving event to raise funds for diabetes research in hopes of finding a cure. It’s that simple! Well, not really, there’s actually a lot more to it than that, but I won’t bore you with the back-end details.

What you should know is this: we’re hosting the event on August 14-15 at Skydive Pennsylvania. A portion of each tandem skydive that weekend is going to the cause. Additionally, we have a group of 11 very passionate, sponsored skydivers who are donating their jumps this weekend to the cause. Meaning: they have people who pledged each of their jumps and that money will go directly to support diabetes research. As you can imagine, I’m one of these jumpers, with the intent to make 20 skydives that weekend for this incredible cause. Wish me luck!

Not only that, we’ll be doing HIGH ALTITUDE JUMPS from 22,000 feet on Sunday. This is huge! I’m so excited that we’re able to offer this up. This also means that we have another turbine coming in to support the event for the weekend. So we’ll have the Porter, Cessna and the King Air for the event!

Of course, we can’t forget about the PD canopy raffle that’s going on. For everyone who donates at least $100 to the cause, they receive a raffle ticket for a 1 in 100 chance to win a FREE CUSTOM canopy from Performance Designs.

That got your attention, huh?

This is limited to the first 100 people to donate $100 and request to be entered in the raffle. So far we’ve sold under 50 tickets. So if that’s all we sell, then the people in the raffle have even better odds. And the best part of this is that you don’t have to be present at the event to win! We’ll draw the winner at the event and let everyone know as quickly as possible who the winner is.

Interested? Email [email protected] to enter.

We’ve also got a grand prize raffle taking place – here’s what the prizes looks like for that:

1st: Tandem and Video Package for 2 OR $500 in jump credit

2nd: Tandem and Video Package for 1 OR $250 in jump credit

3rd: Hot air balloon ride/jump OR 4 fun jumps

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Again, don’t have to be present to win.

Though if you do attend the event, we’re having a general raffle, where each person who registers gets a ticket (as well as additional tickets on sale at the event) and we’ll be giving away thousands – yes, THOUSANDS – of dollars in skydiving gear including things like FREE jumpsuits, helmets, Gatorz and big percentages off containers, and much, much more.

Pre-registration is $30 and guarantees you an event t-shirt, goodie bag, raffle ticket and $10 hop ‘n pops.

Oh yeah, and all of this goes to support an incredible cause!

So if any of this interests you, please, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]. You can also check out our Facebook page and website.

This event is going to be one not to miss!

Blue skies!