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  1. #1
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    Skis for veterans?

    Does anyone know of a program where one could donate a new pair of kick ass skis that would go to a veteran?

    There is a mag (Mikey B) selling some brand new and burly Icelantic 10th Mtn Division skis (190 skis that are 105 underfoot) - just wondering how we could get these in the hands of a veteran in need who would also appreciate and be able to drive these skis to their full potential.

    Anyone know of a program or a veteran? Would be nice to do something small but positive in this otherwise tire fire of a year.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...91cm-brand-new

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    Iím a veteran, send them to me !

    In all seriousness, Contact SFB. He is a veteran too, plus he donates a shitload of time to wounded warriors, taking them fly fishing. He could find the proper home them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    I’m a veteran, send them to me !

    In all seriousness, Contact SFB. He is a veteran too, plus he donates a shitload of time to wounded warriors, taking them fly fishing. He could find the proper home them.



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    Ok perfect thanks for that tip - will PM him

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    plus he's an overall good dude

    i'm still game to help with this project, getting those skis to a good home

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    Send the skis to Harry
    I'll send binders
    Or I'll send binders to another worthy vet
    But I votes the. Plaid clad retired mayor
    But my spancer will freak out if anymore skis are sent to me at this point
    This is the 1st summer I didn't do any wounded warrior or healing waters trips
    The majority of them are at high risk for the global pandemic shit show we got going
    I feel blessed I managed to share the boat with a handful of friends this season
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    Send the skis to Harry
    I'll send binders
    Or I'll send binders to another worthy vet
    But I votes the. Plaid clad retired mayor
    As much as I am honored by this offer, I have a quiver of 8-10 skis and I really donít need more.

    Idea: the American Legion here in Big Sky is raising money for a 10th Mountain Division statue. Iím sure they would appreciate getting those beautiful skis and then they would raffle them off as a fundraiser.

    I know the Legion guys, they keep trying to get me to join. Some billionaire at the Yellowstone Club will bid the price way up and the Legion guys will get their statue. Win-Win.


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    I'm open to ideas.
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    As much as I am honored by this offer, I have a quiver of 8-10 skis and I really donít need more.

    Idea: the American Legion here in Big Sky is raising money for a 10th Mountain Division statue. Iím sure they would appreciate getting those beautiful skis and then they would raffle them off as a fundraiser.

    I know the Legion guys, they keep trying to get me to join. Some billionaire at the Yellowstone Club will bid the price way up and the Legion guys will get their statue. Win-Win.


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    I vote for this.

    Someone organize. I have $20 towards the purchase of the skis.

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    Yes. Will post more later - likely will start a new thread. I will organize. There is at least one OG mag that can vouch for me that Iím not some grifter looking for Christmas cash.
    Last edited by bennymac; 11-20-2020 at 10:57 PM.

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    yeah same here - I think the more you raise out of this the more we can put into a full kit
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    OK, I talked to the American Legion here in Big Sky. They would definitely like to receive those skis to use as a fundraiser. Their plan is to build a statue of a WW2-era 10th Mountain trooper here in Big Sky. As this is for fundraising, it would be best to leave them unmounted.

    Mikey-b = originally asked $525 shipped, he should get that.
    bennymac = money man, maggots send money to him.

    When we reach $525 he sends that amount to Mikey-b, who ships the skis to the American Legion.

    Any amount over $525 we can include as a donation to the statue fund.

    How does this plan sound ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    OK, I talked to the American Legion here in Big Sky. They would definitely like to receive those skis to use as a fundraiser. Their plan is to build a statue of a WW2-era 10th Mountain trooper here in Big Sky. As this is for fundraising, it would be best to leave them unmounted.

    Mikey-b = originally asked $525 shipped, he should get that.
    bennymac = money man, maggots send money to him.

    When we reach $525 he sends that amount to Mikey-b, who ships the skis to the American Legion.

    Any amount over $525 we can include as a donation to the statue fund.

    How does this plan sound ?


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    sounds great to me

    @benny, give us ur bank account and ssn so i can, um, get some money over to you

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    I've been pm-ing with bennymac - I also have some bindings to go with them
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    OK, I talked to the American Legion here in Big Sky. They would definitely like to receive those skis to use as a fundraiser. Their plan is to build a statue of a WW2-era 10th Mountain trooper here in Big Sky. As this is for fundraising, it would be best to leave them unmounted.

    Mikey-b = originally asked $525 shipped, he should get that.
    bennymac = money man, maggots send money to him.

    When we reach $525 he sends that amount to Mikey-b, who ships the skis to the American Legion.

    Any amount over $525 we can include as a donation to the statue fund.

    How does this plan sound ?


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    Great COA! Let us know how to send you $$$ Bennymac.

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