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Leap for Lupus Boogie 2008

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Tim Weible wrote the following to tell everyone all about the LFL Boogie this year. I think it pretty much sums it up so far. Feel free to PM me with any questions.
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Kapowsin Air Sports and The Leap For Lupus Foundation are combining efforts to give the Northwest Region a Boogie and Records weekend to remember. Call it the Relocation Boogie, call it the Northwest's version of the Convention Boogie, call it whatever you want, but be sure to put it on your things to do this summer. It is going to be very cool and tons of fun.

All contact info will be in one place at the bottom of this.

First, what is Lupus? It is an auto immune system disorder. It affects mostly females, particularly during the child bearing years, and it stays with the individual their entire life. The Leap For Lupus Foundation is a 501-C non-profit organization. It was founded by skydivers. Valinda Mitchell, President, lives with Lupus every day. You might have bought one of her jumpsuits that she custom makes for jumpers. She is a current jumper. Her husband, John, is a Tandemaster, AFF/I, and SL/I, Air Traffic Controller in Seattle, is on the Foundation board, and a record holder. As a matter of fact, that's how they met - he was her skydiving instructor. Billy and Lysa Adams are the secretary and treasurer. Billy is Ex-Special Forces, and they both have lots of jumps.

WHEN: The 2008 Leap For Lupus Boogie and POPS Record will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 9th & 10th, the second weekend in August 2008.

WHERE: Kapowsin Air Sports in Shelton, Washington. The Farrington's have relocated their entire organization to the Shelton Airport. Take I-5 to exit #104 which is Hwy #101. Go North on Hwy #101 for about 20 minutes, past the Shelton exits and the airport will be on the left hand side of the road on the North end of town. There you will find a real treat for ya. A BRAND NEW 100' x 100' hanger with all the creature amenities, a 5,000 ft. runway, and a 45 year lease. We have indoor packing, two stories of team/debrief/training rooms, a video and music download room, riggers loft, showers, camping, restaurant, and free puppies. Fly-ins are welcome with the tie down area next to the hanger and fuel is available on the airport. If ya get an itch to hit the night life there is a huge casino, buffet and hotel just seven miles away. Olympia is only twenty minutes away for a plethora of hotels and restaurants. There is also a new HUGE family indoor water park with a buffet and hotel forty minutes away in Grand Mound.

AIRCRAFT FLEET: Super Otter, Grand Caravan, Helicopter, Stearman, Citabria (Airbatic spelled backwards), Starduster, C-182, and we're workin' on more. Told ya it was a Northwest Convention.

BOOGIE PACKET: We will be working on more goodies every week. We know there will be all the usual stuff like dinner Saturday night, t-shirts, etc. All the updates will be on the K-Pow and Leap For Lupus Foundation websites as we get closer. MORE TO COME!!!!!!

RECORDS: POPS NORTHWEST RECORD: We are making plans for at least a 39-way, six-way base, three zippers, 4-way lines, and whackers off of those. Otter and caravan for sure so far. Myself, Tim Weible, will be organizing it. I have asked Corey Parker to Captain the trail plane and take charge of the diver sector, and bring a load up from the southern part of our conference. He already has half a plane load committed to the event. We are going to have practice/tryout days, both here at Shelton and at Skydive Oregon, in Mollalla, (SDO). Once the candidate demonstrates his/her skills and proficiency, they will be assigned a slot. Once payment is received you are on the dive. All registration and money issues, current and upcoming information and changes, will be ran through the Kapowsin Air Sports website. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, the answer is in one place - the KAS website. We will try to put as much info as we can on the Leap for Lupus website also. Some participants are using this venue to get on the list for the POPS World Freefall Record 120-way that Carey Peck is organizing in Perris, CA, in October. Participation in one of the five state POPS Records that are being held all across the United States and Canada is a prerequisite to get on The POPS World Freefall Record. Check www.bigways.com, or www.texasstaterecord.com for other state locations.

DATES FOR PRACTICE/TRYOUT DAYS:
Kapowsin - Contact Tim Weible for Northern Sector info - all Sundays - start times are 09:00 hrs. sharp - second and fourth Sundays in June - 8th & 22nd, second and fourth Sundays in July - 13th & 27th, and the Sunday before the record August 3rd.

SDO - Contact Corey Parker for the Southern Sector info - all Sundays - start times are 11:00 hrs. sharp, May 18th, June 8th, July 20th, Sunday before the record August 3rd.


OTHER ACTIVITIES: Of course all of the usual DZ stuff: Tandems, students, jumper groups of any size and skill level, organizers for every discipline.

CONTACTS:
1. Kapowsin Air Sports - www.skydivekapowsin.com, 360-432-8000.
2. The Leap For Lupus Foundation - President Valinda Mitchell, valinda@leapforlupus.org, or vskydiver@gmail.com. Treasurer Lysa Adams, lysa@leapforlupus.org, Secretary Billy Adams, billa@rotorway.com, or bill@leapforlupus.org.
3. POPS Northwest Freefall Record - Organizer - Tim Weible - timskydivenwest@localaccess.com. Southern Sector Captain - Corey Parker - corey.parker@comcast.net.
4. Freefly Record - Lysa Adams - lysa@leapforlupus.org.

This is going to be a phenomenal weekend. Slots are going to go fast, so please let us know early so we can plan and manage what we need to do for you and yours to come and play and be part of history. There are only so many slots available. Procrastination will leave you a spectator. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you.

Blue skies and see ya there,
The 2008 Northwest Boogie Committee.

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Hi Chaos,

The raffle is going to be awesome. Thank you so much for your donation, and spread the word with your homies on the raffle. You don't have to be present to win. In fact, last year, a Wings 1/2 coupon was won out of state by someone who bought a ticket on the website.B|

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I am getting REALLY excited about this boogie. In just the past week or so I've heard about a bunch of folks from California who have committed to come up to Kapowsin to play with us for the boogie for the POPS record, for freeflying, for RW, for wingsuiting, thus proving to me that it's true, commercial aircraft DO go both ways!!!!!

C'mon, now, east coasters and midwesterners, it's time for you to step up, too! Start checking those airline schedules and booking your flights - there's nowhere more beautiful in August than the Pacific Northwest. While your half of the country is sweltering and humid, we'll be dry and sunny with gorgeous views of (still) snow-capped mountains.

There's camping right next to the dropzone at the Mason County Fairgrounds for a small fee, with hot showers available. Hotels are just a mile away in the town of Shelton. Lots of info on Kapowsin's web site.

Sponsors are lining up to support the fundraising side of the boogie (and those that aren't lining up just don't know about the boogie yet, so they're getting bugged by me very soon if they haven't been already). Here's the list of cool stuff we have for the fundraising raffle already:

**50% off Infinity Rig (courtesy of Velocity Sports Equipment)
**2 - 50% off Wings Rig (courtesy of Sunrise Manufacturing)
**50% off a complete Aerodyne System - Icon Container, Smart Reserve, ANY Aerodyne Main (courtesy of Aerodyne Research)
**Cookie Composites Helmet pimped out PD Style (courtesy of Performance Designs)
**PD Hydration pack (courtesy of Performance Designs)
**Eyes in the Sky photo book (courtesy of Wendy Smith)

You don't have to attend the boogie to participate in the raffle* or to donate, but it will be a lot more fun if you do!!!

*The web site will be updated shortly to reflect all of the prizes available. Purchasing a raffle ticket enters you into the drawing for all major prizes - you need not be present to win.
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences." -P.J. O'Rourke

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All the stuff is now listed on the web site. There is a lot of stuff in this raffle! Many chances to win! More things will be added to this list as we get them in. AND....

You don't need to be present to win!!

You can't afford not to participate in this raffle!

You can support the LFL even if you can't go to the event.

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NW Pops Record participants –

1. A $100.00 non- refundable deposit will confirm your commitment to be here for the event. If you pay your deposit and decide not to show up, there will be no refund.
2. The deposit will go towards the total cost of the event.
3. If for some unforeseen reason the event is canceled, i.e. weather, $75.00 of your deposit will be refunded. The remaining $25.00 will be put towards fixed costs, i.e. lunches.
4. The estimated cost of the event will be 295.00. Due to the rising fuel costs this is only an estimate; prices are subject to change at any time.
5. The target number of jumps is 9.
6. Additional costs will be a $25.00 boogie fee which will include a t-shirt and dinner Saturday night. This fee will be waived if you show up with $100 or more in pledges for the Leap for Lupus Foundation. Pledge forms can be downloaded on the LFL web site [/url]www.leapforlupus.org[/url] click on the events page.
7. Please register at [/url]http://www.skydivekapowsin.com/reservations2.htm[/url] , choose product NW Pops Record deposit. Or mail a check to Kapowsin Air Sports, P.O. Box 1247, Shelton, WA 98584.
8. Camping will be available on the airport, or at the fairgrounds. There are also hotels very close to the airport.[/url]http://www.skydivekapowsin.com/lodging.htm[/url]

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v....you rock!!!!! can't wait to see you guys:D:D:D:D....there will be jumping and beer...who could ask for anything more?:S:S:S
DPH # 2
"I am not sure what you are suppose to do with that, but I don't think it is suppose to flop around like that." ~Skootz~
I have a strong regard for the rules.......doc!

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Danger Roo
Doc
Grannyinthesky
Johnmitchell
Ladydyver
Nwflyer
Vskydiver




mmmm....the possibility of playing with Danger in the sky is well worth the price of admission:D:D
DPH # 2
"I am not sure what you are suppose to do with that, but I don't think it is suppose to flop around like that." ~Skootz~
I have a strong regard for the rules.......doc!

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WAHOOOOOO come play!!



unfortunately for you folks....we are definitely going to be there:D:D:D
DPH # 2
"I am not sure what you are suppose to do with that, but I don't think it is suppose to flop around like that." ~Skootz~
I have a strong regard for the rules.......doc!

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WAHOOOOOO come play!!



unfortunately for you folks....we are definitely going to be there:D:D:D




But luckily for you all, they won't have me in tow. ;) Was trying to extend my trip to catch this Boogie after Prairie, but no luck. :)
V, are you and John going to Prairie?
Stupidity if left untreated is self-correcting
If ya can't be good, look good, if that fails, make 'em laugh.

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BUMP......

Hey guys, come out and play with us in the NW. If you just can't make it out, check out the web site... you can still donate and play in the raffle ;)

Leap For Lupus, August 8th, 9th and 10th. Kapowsin Air Sports in Shelton Washington.
www.leapforlupus.org
http://www.youtube.com/v/PtGpoGvkfFU
(I.C.D#2 VP)
"<3 ..Looks like breasts coming out of an ice cream cone. Mmmm."~John Mitchell
"I'm good with my purple penis straw" ~sky mama

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I am getting REALLY excited about this boogie. In just the past week or so I've heard about a bunch of folks from California who have committed to come up to Kapowsin to play with us for the boogie for the POPS record, for freeflying, for RW, for wingsuiting, thus proving to me that it's true, commercial aircraft DO go both ways!!!!!

C'mon, now, east coasters and midwesterners, it's time for you to step up, too! Start checking those airline schedules and booking your flights - there's nowhere more beautiful in August than the Pacific Northwest. While your half of the country is sweltering and humid, we'll be dry and sunny with gorgeous views of (still) snow-capped mountains.

There's camping right next to the dropzone at the Mason County Fairgrounds for a small fee, with hot showers available. Hotels are just a mile away in the town of Shelton. Lots of info on Kapowsin's web site.

Sponsors are lining up to support the fundraising side of the boogie (and those that aren't lining up just don't know about the boogie yet, so they're getting bugged by me very soon if they haven't been already). Here's the list of cool stuff we have for the fundraising raffle already:

**50% off Infinity Rig (courtesy of Velocity Sports Equipment)
**2 - 50% off Wings Rig (courtesy of Sunrise Manufacturing)
**50% off a complete Aerodyne System - Icon Container, Smart Reserve, ANY Aerodyne Main (courtesy of Aerodyne Research)
**Cookie Composites Helmet pimped out PD Style (courtesy of Performance Designs)
**PD Hydration pack (courtesy of Performance Designs)
**Eyes in the Sky photo book (courtesy of Wendy Smith)

You don't have to attend the boogie to participate in the raffle* or to donate, but it will be a lot more fun if you do!!!

*The web site will be updated shortly to reflect all of the prizes available. Purchasing a raffle ticket enters you into the drawing for all major prizes - you need not be present to win.



New sponsor just added to the raffle:

**100% off the retail price of a SkySystems Helmet (excluding camera helmets) donated by SkySystems USA.

All of the raffle prizes listed above will be available to anyone who buys a raffle ticket online or in person, so please, even if you can't make the boogie, buy a raffle ticket to support the cause!!

And if you can make it to the boogie, you have a chance to win all of these great prizes, plus a lot of fantastic smaller prizes as well.
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences." -P.J. O'Rourke

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