Care2 Petition To Shut Down Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Care2 petition is calling on the California Horse Racing Board to shut down racing at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club after racing horse Irish Spring died from injuries sustained from a fall during a race over the weekend. Two weeks prior a second horse died after going into cardiac arrest while training. The Care2 petition has gathered 18,000 signatures since launch.

Care2 PetitionCare2 Petition To Shut Down Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

“These horses are pushed to and beyond their physical limits, all for sport,” states the Care2 petition. “Not only that, but a lot of people are making a great deal of money off the backs of horses like Irish Spring. They are beat to go faster and harder than they should.”

According to horsefund.org, “Numbers from the Jockey Club equine injury database covering a one-year period show that one of every 500 Thoroughbred starts at North American racetracks results in a fatal injury. This represents about 800 deaths. Reporting is voluntary with 85% of race tracks participating.” Continue reading “Care2 Petition To Shut Down Del Mar Thoroughbred Club”

Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego For The Second Time

Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to San Diego, CA, for the second year, from 18-21 October. The only US stop on the action-packed seven-Act global tour will play host to a fleet of elite-level international sailing teams, including one USA squad, in an event presented by SAP, all racing in identical flying hydrofoil catamarans: GC32.
Extreme Sailing Series™
Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego For The Second Time

As well as breathtaking racing, the penultimate event of the 2018 season will provide shore-side entertainment for the whole family. Spectators can enjoy live music, entertainment, bars, food stalls and expert commentary of the racing, and also take advantage of the perfect viewing spot from the free-to-enter public Race Village located on Harbor Island.

Alternatively, spectators can watch the exciting Stadium Racing from the comfort of the VIP Extreme Club, which offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the event in style. With unrivalled views of the racing, five-star catering, refreshments, and exclusive entertainment and behind-the-scenes access, it promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. Watch the San Diego promo here.

Spectators can also experience the Stadium Racing from the best seat in the house with the Guest Sailor spot. Guests can ride on board the flying catamarans during racing for a truly memorable experience, for more information visit San Diego Extreme Sailing.

For those coming from out of town we have some fantastic packages and hotel rates just for us. Book your accommodation at one of the participating hotels before September 18 and be entered for a chance to win 2x Silver VIP packages.

San Diego State University estimated that last year’s event generated $2.5 million for the local economy and independent media valuation agency Nielsen Sports calculated a media value impact of $26.5 million.

Opening Day at Del Mar is Wednesday July 18th

Horse Racing Starts Wednesday in Opening Day at Del Mar Where the Turf Meets the Surf

Big Hat Opening Day at Del MarWhether you love horse racing or not, Opening Day at Del Mar is something that everyone should experience.  The excitement of a new season of racing, the fancy clothes the over the top hats – the hat contest alone makes the trip to Opening Day at Del Mar well worth the time and effort.  Some of the hats get CRAZY – I mean CRAAAAAAAZY ….  The women get all dressed and primed (and a few of the dudes too).  It’s super hard to accurately describe all the fun – you just have to experience it yourself.

Many people travel from afar to attend Opening Day at Del Mar, but especially for locals, it is an event I would not want to miss.  I hope to see you on Wednesday, where the Turf Meets the Surf.

Everyone knows that the real kickoff to the summer season is Opening Day at Del Mar. And that means it’s time to pick out the perfect outfit and join us for the biggest summer party on the West coast, Wednesday, July 18 – complete with a special appearance by David Hasselhoff. Opening Day brings together the perfect mix of gorgeous people, stunning fashion, and magnificent Thoroughbreds where the turf meets the surf at Del Mar.

Publisher’s Note:  For 1/2 price admission every day of the racing season, download the Del Mar Mobile App and join the Diamond Club (it’s free).

World Ski and Snowboard Festival Announces 2018 Music Lineup

World Ski and Snowboard Festival Announces another Great Music Lineup for 2018

World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2018Whistler BC’s World Ski and Snowboard Festival is dropping the beats this spring with the WSSF Music Series including A Tribe Called Red and Jazzy Jeff pumping up the athletes during the Big Air comps, and Mountain Magic bringing a host of international DJ’s for the finale party of the winter season – The END. Alongside the music talent, WSSF is announcing this year’s lineup of photographers, filmmakers, speakers, and artists—rolling the arts into this one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates all things mountain culture.
Mountain Magic Tour presents The END, Sat April 14 Continue reading “World Ski and Snowboard Festival Announces 2018 Music Lineup”

World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2018: What’s Hot, New, and Making a Comeback

Big Air Crowd Shot from Whistler Mountain - Photo Credit Mike CraneSix jam-packed days of snow sports, music, arts, and mountain culture coming together April 10-15, 2018
WHISTLER – The story of the season is set. It’s been one of epic storms and deep powder days, and as we continue to get amongst it and enjoy every day on the slopes, we begin to prepare for the season-ending celebration that’s going to send it off with a bang.
For 2018, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, North America’s largest festival of snow sports, music and arts, will bring together six days of the best of mountain culture. New and exciting for this year,  Continue reading “World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2018: What’s Hot, New, and Making a Comeback”

Skiers and Boarders Searching for POWDER? Check Out Big Sky Resort

It looks like it may turn out to be another excellent season for skiing and boarding and all snowsports.  If your favorite resort doesn’t yet have the optimal conditions you are looking for, you might want to check out Big Sky Resort in Montana, home of the Biggest Skiing in America, where the POW has been totally EPIC.

 

USL’s Orange County Soccer Club Partners with Surf Cup Sports to Provide a Professional Pathway for Youth Soccer Players

Surfcup SportsThe future of American youth soccer is brighter with the recent announcement that Orange County SC of the United Soccer League (USL) and Surf Cup Sports have formed a historic partnership focused on creating a professional pathway for youth players in Southern California, America’s number one market for player development. Continue reading “USL’s Orange County Soccer Club Partners with Surf Cup Sports to Provide a Professional Pathway for Youth Soccer Players”

Washington Bikes Ride in the Rain Challenge kicks off Wednesday, November 1

Get your fenders in place and take on the rain!

This November 1-30, Washington Bikes is inviting everyone in the state of Washington to participate in the Ride in the Rain Challenge, a friendly competition among two-wheeled teams to bike as much as possible—for fun, for work or for just getting around town.  

Ride In the Rain WA BikesParticipants log bike trips throughout the month of November while competing for bragging rights and prizes—and to prove that no one embraces the rainy season like the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading “Washington Bikes Ride in the Rain Challenge kicks off Wednesday, November 1”

1 Year Old Baby Ava Kalea to Hit the Ski Slopes This Winter: Updated

Ava Kalea Skiing BabyLooking for Strategic Partnerships for Skiing Baby Project

(Updated 10/11/17)

This post first appeared on a LinkedIn ski professionals group pages and then on Awesome Travel Guides.  Thought it should also be posted here directly on Ava Kalea’s site so that her friends, family and fans will all know what she is up to.

Ava Kalea was a year old on 9/7/17 and we are looking forward to getting her on the snow this coming season.  She received her first pair of skis for her first birthday and has been watching lots of YouTube videos of other babies skiing.

Considering spending a full month (or more) in Salt Lake City to ski at Park City or some of the other local resorts. Figuring 30 days on the snow will do her (and her parents) well.

Could potentially get Epic, Mountain Collective, or MAX passes and do some traveling – possibly having our baby ski in every resort on a pass …

We will be filming the entire process and progress – and posting daily on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. This a really great opportunity for ski and travel partners to get the word out about how great they are for family skiing and snowboarding.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how to hook up some partnerships and/or the best way(s) to get Ava Kalea up to speed?

#skiingbabyproject

Sounders Sell-Out? Pendleton Midnight Named the Official Whisky of Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders Sell Out to Pendleton WhiskeySeattle Sounders Sell-Out to Oregon Liquor Company

I guess Paul Allen and the Sounders need the money?  Or they just want to make sure their young fans know how healthy it is to drink liquor?  Hood River Distillers, Inc., the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer and bottler of distilled spirits in the Northwest, announced that Pendleton Midnight, its super-premium, blended Canadian whisky, will be named the Official Whisky of Seattle Sounders FC, the defending Major League Soccer (MLS) champions.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with the Seattle Sounders this year,” said Keri Eliason, Brand Manager for Pendleton Midnight. “This organization – including the team and their fans – represents hard work, good sportsmanship and strong comradery, something we greatly value at Hood River Distillers.” Continue reading “Sounders Sell-Out? Pendleton Midnight Named the Official Whisky of Seattle Sounders FC”