WHO: Infamous riders in conjunction with their sponsors and Infamous Management
WHAT: Infamous has teamed up with The Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies to bring you the SAVE OUR SOULS CHARITY AUCTION. After voting to give 100% of the proceeds to CSAS for their commitment to investigating snow system's behavior and role in human/environmental relationships, our riders donated tons of product for you to bid on including boards, boots, bindings, watches and signature product.
WHEN: Monday September 29th, 2008 * 7 DAYS TO BID
WHERE: Go to www.ebay.ca and enter keywords "infamous sos charity auction"
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WHY: Climate Change effects our environment and our sports!
Let's face it as snowboarders, skateboarders and surfers we leave a heavy environmental footprint. Snowboarders, from pros to weekend warriors, negatively impact the climate with our gas guzzling SUVs, oil sucking snowmobiles, riding high speed lifts and flying to various resorts and so on. Even surfers are hurting the environment; wetsuits and surfboards aren't the most eco-friendly items out there and the more you surf the faster you go through them. Unless you live right on the coast you're likely burning up gas driving to your favorite break or flying to tropical surf spots. Skateboarders' footprints might be a bit smaller since their skateboards sometimes serve as a source of transportation when going from spot to spot, but what about all of those shoes you're grinding through or skate park road trips? As pros in these sports our impact is substantially greater. The impact we're having on our environment seems overwhelming but that's no reason to turn a blind eye. To help make our carbon footprints smaller we can carpool to the mountain, beach or skate park; we can ride bikes; we can donate old product. We can also donate money to a worthy cause...HELP OUT THE CSAS now by participating in our auction!
Up for Grabs:
JP Walker is one of the top snowboarders of his era, and one of the best ever to strap in, so grab an item from his kit and channel his technical skills. For Infamous' SOS Charity Auction he has donated his signature Oakley O frame goggles and a pair of his signature 32 Prospect boots which have been autographed by the Don himself.
Seth Huot's solid MDP video parts and gnarly rail skills have made him one of the best snowboarders out there. Seth put together a sick package for the Charity Auction. In case you haven't heard Volcom is making snowboards, but they're not just giving them to anyone, they're for the Volcom team. But you could have your very own Volcom shred stick courtesy of Seth. Also take a look at the dope Nixon watch, Volcom outerwear and other gear he's kicked in.
Nomis is Simon spelled backwards so what better way to get your hands on some Nomis gear than from Simon Chamberlain himself? He has hooked up a whole bunch of Nomis hoodies including his signature OG Plaid hoody, and a bunch of outerwear. If that's not enough for you, fear not, Simon also donated a zillion New Era hats and some tees.
You've probably checked out Stevie Bell in Transworld Snowboarding's September 2008 issue by now, so you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when I say the Special Blend "Lifty" jacket he's wearing in his SB ad could be all yours. Bid for it on the eBay site right now!
Spencer O'Brien won her first X Games medal this past winter on a Burton Blender 151. She's offered up that board for the Charity Auction so you can tap into her good luck. Spencer has also donated 2 B By Burton jackets which she helped design.
Leilani Gryde has had a good showing so far this year in surfing's World Qualifying Series, currently ranked in the top 20. She has also been busy traveling all over the globe filming for the upcoming Oakley all-girl video. Whenever Leilani has a minute to chill out she likes to slip on some etnies Chula II flip flops. Knowing that not all girls are created equally etnies has hooked up a pair in every size (women's 6-10).
Stian Solberg thinks Pow Sucks. Ok not exactly, but he's stoked on the Stepchild Powder Sucks board which is why he has donated it to Infamous' SOS Charity Auction. Stian also threw in a pair of his favorite Defcon pipe gloves.
Joe Sexton's pants are way too tight for 32's Timba boots, but he knows there's plenty of baggy pant wearing bros that are stoked on them, so he's hooked up a pair for the Charity Auction. Joe also kicked in a track jacket to complete the look. Check it out on eBay.
Meghann O'Brien worked super hard this past season to put together a segment in Runways' upcoming flick "See What I See," full of pillow lines and backcountry action. She's donated the kit she was rocking while filming this season including a Forum setup (board and bindings), and one of her favorite Foursquare jackets.