The ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) are the sporting equivalent of the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and Grammys. Despite its terrible acronym, the annual awards show is one of the biggest cross-cutting events in American sports. Awards are presented to athletes and teams spanning the gamut of sports— from professional bowlers to NFL stars.
Alpine skiing might be a big deal across the pond, but here in the U.S. most people haven't paid a whit of attention unless Bode, Lindsey, and/or Mikaela are competing for Olympic gold. With that in mind, it's always nice to see our sport (broadly) getting some recognition from American mass media. Vonn retired from the FIS circuit this year after countless injuries, and was honored at the 2019 ESPYs alongside retired NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski and retired NBA star Dwayne Wade. The three share the award, conferred on virtue of their career achievements. We're stoked to see Lindsey getting recognition for her incredible achievements, and can't wait to see what she gets up to in retirement.
Vail CEO Rob Katz wrote a letter with a message for the upcoming ski season. Flickr photo. Back in March, Vail and other large ski industry corporations were faced with the tough decision of closing their resorts – essentially killing off their main revenue streams – in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. At this point, it’s unfortunately become clear that we’re all in it for the long haul, and many ski resorts have been asking themselves existential questions about the upcoming
You know what’s more annoying than wearing a mask? A COVID-19 outbreak running rampant in your town, forcing local small businesses to close, overwhelming your healthcare system, and threatening the lives of the immunocompromised members of your community. We’d say that’s way worse than wearing a cloth mask for 10 minutes while you’re grocery shopping. The reality is that we all crave normal life, but that won’t happen anytime soon if we don't all do our part. The data shows that the
The Great American Outdoors Act promises billions to protect lands like these. Wikipedia photo. The Great American Outdoors Act is now law, paving the way for future generations to continue enjoying our parks and outdoor public lands for years to come. After passing with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, President Trump signed the bill into law yesterday. The Act, created by hard work from both parties, guarantees billions of dollars in funding for all manner