Hard to believe that the 4th Annual Jump for Diabetes is right around the corner. This will be my 3rd year coordinating the event and I am proud to say that it’s going to be bigger and better than the last!
We recently launched our website http://jumpfordiabetes.org (thanks to our friends over at nDevix), where you can keep up on the latest raffle items as they come in (we all know that’s what skydivers are interested in, free shit, right?), get the latest information on sponsors and participating dropzones, and you can even donate online!
We are so blessed to have both Skydive Chicago and Skydive The Farm on board this year. We’ll be hosting two events, in tandem on July 6-8th to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. If you’re on Facebook and haven’t already be sure to RSVP to our event. You can keep up with the latest updates there as well.
So let’s get to what everyone wants to know about – those gear donations. We’re still over two months out and already we have seen more generosity from this community than ever. It warms my heart to see all the manufacturers who are standing behind us to help find a cure for diabetes. This year we have Deepseed on board with us and they are eyeballs deep in supporting this cause. Huge thanks to Liam and his crew for all they’ve already done! Check out their website and Facebook page. They’ve got some great stuff going on and they’re just plain fun!
Once again PD is all in and the first ticket drawn on Saturday, July 7th after the fireworks at SDC will be the lucky recipient of a free custom main (non-cross braced) or reserve canopy from Performance Designs. Bad ass! And of course, there’s thousands of dollars in free gear and discounts:
- FREE Taste of Base with Miles Daisher
- 2 – 50% Off Wings Containers
- 2 – 50% Off Cookie G3 Helmet
- Bonehead Discount Certificates
- 20% Off Vigil
- 2 – 35% Off Vector, plus 15% options from UPT
- 2 – 40% Off Javelin container from SunPath
- Hypoxic Certificates
- 3- $100+ Discounts from Ouragan Suits
- 4 – 20% Off Phoenix Fly Discount Certificates
- FREE Freak’n Suits
- FREE Reserve Repack from String Theory Productions
- FREE Phantom X Helmet from Square1
- 35% Off Bev Suit Voucher
- 2 – 30% Off Mirage Systems container
- 2 – 50% Off Deepseed Jumpsuits
- FREE Cypress Maintenance Certificate
- 3 Brian Germain Books
- $100 Off SDC Rhythm Tunnel Camp
- And MORE
Donations are still coming in and we will keep you posted on our website as we get more.
If you want to purchase tickets, see Rick or myself at Skydive The Farm, Morgan at Skydive Chicago, or email us at JumpForDiabetes@gmail.com. You do NOT have to be present to win, so please feel free to purchase remotely!
I will be managing the event at Skydive Chicago this year, so if you want to find me the day of the event to purchase, please feel free. If you’re planning to head to The Farm for the event, don’t worry, Rick will be on the ground there, and on the phone with me so all winners will be announced immediately after the drawing.
Oh, and if you want to be a sponsored jumper and pledge your jumps for the weekend to the cause, you can do that from anywhere too! Just shoot me a comment, Facebook message or email and we’ll get you the sheet so you can get pledges.
Thanks to all who are working so hard to make this a great success! We couldn’t do any of it without the unwavering support of this community.
Love and blue skies!