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Adventure Scholar Update: Living a Balanced Life in Utah

We recently got this note from Caroline Dillon, who moved west from Vermont to follow her passion.  Here’s what she shared about the impact of her Adventure Scholarship on her career choices and life in Utah: In 2012, I had the privilege of receiving the Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholarship to attend a Wilderness First Responder Read More…

Flyin Ryan Golf Tourney a Hole in One!

The 6th annual Flyin Ryan / Akes Golf Tournament was held in St. George, VT on September 22, a picture-perfect and warm Vermont early fall day. A full field of 32 foursomes ventured out onto the links at the Rocky Ridge Golf Club to enjoy the game, and demonstrate their skills.  Josh Merkel and Ronnie Ryan Read More…

Adversity on the Pacific Crest Trail

Update on Adventure Scholar Kelly Kate Warren Kelly Kate, one of our newest Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholars, wrote us this summer to update us on her adventure, which involved hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Here’s her story:  I’ve been putting off writing this update, because it was one I desperately hoped I would never have Read More…

New Flyin Ryan Event Tent!

Many thanks to our good friends at Long Trail Brewing for recognizing our need for a good pop-up tent for the many events we attend throughout the year. It is a high quality, beautiful piece of work and we’re excited to put it to use. It was recognized and appreciated at our recent outdoor festival at Read More…

Intern Joins the Flyin Ryan Team

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Flyin Ryan team: Eduardo Emilio Fernández. Eduardo is a junior studying Management of Creative Media, Video Game Production and Design at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Eduardo grew up in Venezuela, attended a British elementary school, later graduating from a private high school in 2014. Read More…

Our Latest Adventure Scholars Hit the Road

Group on NYC subway platform, day 1.  Are there ways to bridge the deepening divide in our communities between people of different races, cultures and religions through face-to-face dialogue? How can we help young people look beyond the cycles of violence that dominate the news, to find and nourish mutual respect and understanding? A few Read More…

Angel Inspires Vail Academy Grads

Angel Collinson, 24, is one of the best skiers in the world, adored for her goofball personality and her incredibly fast, technically perfect turns on really big mountain faces. Growing up a stone’s throw from Utah’s Snowbird as the daughter of a ski patroller, Angel Collinson had a natural inclination towards the mountains. But to Read More…

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Save the Date: 2017 Golf Tournament!

Announcing the 6th Annual Ake’s Flyin Ryan Golf Tournament! (rescheduled to Sept. 22) Join the Flyin Ryan Family and supporters for a day of golf, fun and festivities at Rocky Ridge Golf Club in St. George, VT. All proceeds benefit the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. Online registration and ticket ordering coming soon! Format: 4 person Read More…

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Jessica Silverman takes on big peaks, ski industry bias

Introducing Jessica Silverman, one of our newest Adventure Scholars. In her biography/introduction, Jessica writes: I am taking a gap year(s) from a psychology-philosophy degree at the University of Vermont to chase the whims of adventure. Dreams that have captivated me from such a young age are becoming closer and closer to being a reality. Over Read More…

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One Rainy Day at Killington

On Saturday, April 22, Killington held its annual spring party and in spite of the rain, the event attracted several thousand enthusiastic participants. The day-long event included a succession of really good bands that kept everybody in good spirits. Several things happened that I would like to share. Two teachers from Connecticut were very interested in Read More…

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