Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PUSH Expedition welcomed home at Squaw Valley tonight

The Push Expedition is a Tahoe based team that made history on January 17, 2011, when Grant Korgan became the first adaptive athlete to trek to the South Pole.  The welcome home event is set for Tuesday night, Jan. 31, from 6-9pm at Squaw’s Bar One.
The event will feature a talk by Grant Korgan with slide show by photographer Keoki Flagg and film by cinematographer Tom Day.  Tom Day is a cinematographer for Warren Miller.  “The Push: A South Pole Adventure” is currently being edited for a documentary film and TV series on NBC Sports for a release in the fall of 2012.

Grant Korgan is an avid snowmobiler, skier, adventurer, and kayaker.  He injured his back on March 5, 2010, while snowmobiling.  Korgan fractured his L1 vertebrae, causing a spinal cord injury.  Korgan has gained help through the High Fives Foundation.  In one year he’s gone from wheelchair to walking with the help of arm crutches. 
The High Fives Foundation is a group that raises awareness and money for winter action sports athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury.  All proceeds from tonight’s event will go to High Fives.
The Squaw Valley Institute, tonight’s event presenter, website says online ticketing is closed, but some tickets “may” become available for standing room only.

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