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Honoring Ryan on the 10th Anniversary of his Passing

  March 1st, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of “Flyin” Ryan’s passing and our organization is hosting a virtual celebration of live via social media. Friends and acquaintances of Ryan are encouraged to post stories, memories and photos of him using #FlyinRyan either on their own pages or on ours: Facebook Twitter Instagram We are Read More…

Adventure Scholarship Update – Madeline Dunn

  The following is an excerpt from a blog post written about a past Adventure Scholarship recipient, Madeline Dunn, by Feathered Friends entitled “One Season, 28 Volcanoes: Two Women Take on the Cascades”. Click here to read the full post. ———————————————————————————————————————- Madeline Dunn picks up the phone a few minutes after getting off a plane Read More…

Flyin Ryan Secures Top Rated Non-Profit Status

We are proud to announce that we have been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2020 from GreatNonprofits for the 4th year in a row! In order to qualify you must have at least 10 five-star reviews and we had 11. Check out our reviews and add your own here: https://greatnonprofits.org/org/flyin-ryan-hawks-foundation

Adventure Scholarship Update – The Ladd Boys

The Ladd Boys have been with Flyin Ryan since 2016 and have been sending it far before then. They’re three brothers who have been skiing competitively from a young age. Here’s what their summer consisted of. Dylan started college at CU so he and I have been moving back into Boulder and figuring out classes. Read More…

Adventure Scholarship Update – Erick Crockenberg

Erick received his award in 2019. He has been preparing for his trip to Kyrgyzstan on the 22nd of January. He will be working with Ryan Koupal the founder of 40 Tribes a ski guiding and community development initiative. The work will be a combination of three of his passions community development, travel, and outdoor Read More…

Adventure Scholarship Update – Molly Kucher

Molly received her award back in 2019 to assist her in the goal of traveling and skiing some Ja-Pow. She joined with some new friends along the journey. Here is what she had to say about her trip: I have spent the last two years raising and saving money in order to join SASS Global Read More…

Adventure Scholarship Update – Alex Bogner

Since receiving my Flyin’ Ryan Adventure Scholarship for a high-altitude mountaineering course in the Cordillera Blance of Peru in 2016, a lot has happened in the years that followed. In the spring of 2017, I started working as a sea kayak guide and glacier hiking guide for Adventure Sixty North in Seward, Alaska for my Read More…

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Essay Written by Flyin’ Ryan in 2003 Uncovered

While rummaging through some old papers, our Director Peter Hawks discovered an essay written by Ryan Hawks for an Advanced Composition class while he was a Junior at South Burlington High School in 2003. On the surface it is an essay about the experience of an adrenaline rush felt while skiing, but it reveals how Read More…

Big Kicker Event on Nov 23rd a Success!

  We again participated in the Big Kicker event which is conducted jointly by Mad River Glen and Sugarbush to usher in the ski season.  The event was held on  Saturday, November 23rd.  This year the location moved to the Glen Ellen lodge at Sugarbush and included a very well orchestrated and popular rail jam.  Read More…

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Appeal to Our Supporters

  Our Mission: Make the World a Better Place This is the time of year when we conduct our Annual Appeal. Our programs are having a significant impact on thousands of lives at this point. We are incredibly grateful for the privilege of representing Ryan’s spirit by helping to make the world a better place. Read More…

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