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|Join us as we Skydive in 50 States in support of Operation Enduring Warrior!|
|TWO TRAVELERS. FIFTY STATES. EVERY SINGLE SKY IN AMERICA.|
In 2018, two airsports athletes--an American woman and a British man--are going to visit all fifty states in America over the course of one, unbroken journey. They'll skydive in each one. When they make that fiftieth jump, the event will mark the first time the feat has ever been accomplished in one fell swoop.
For all but Alaska and Hawaii, the pair will be making the journey in a motorhome.
The journey isn't just about jumping. It's about finding common ground, first-person, in a fractured world--and an especially fractured America--in every corner of the nation. As the pair travel, jump and fly, they'll dig in to the hidden stories of the places they visit; uproot the complexities reduced to black-and-white by the media. They'll help illustrate how diverse micro-communities like that of skydiving can foster the inclusiveness, mutual respect and healthy discourse that will help our world beat radical isolationism. They'll show how opposing perspectives use tight-knit community networks like skydiving to take a chance on each other, and how the communities surrounding them benefit from that sacred space.
MEETING IN THE MIDDLE IS A RISK. AND THERE'S NO MORE BEAUTIFUL METAPHOR FOR THAT THAN JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE.
For each state visited, the project's goal is to raise $1,000 for Operation Enduring Warrior: a veteran-founded non‐profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation's wounded veterans through a physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation.
OEW Skydive is one of OEW's several training and adventure programs designed to honor, empower, and motivate our nationís wounded veterans. The mission of OEW Skydive is to facilitate skydiving for wounded veterans, from initial training through to the achievement of their USPA A-license certification. Skydiving for wounded veterans offers an unparalleled sense of freedom of flight and offers endless mental, physical, and emotional rehabilitative solutions in what can feel like a completely new dimension in their lives. The training takes place in a wind tunnel and often becomes a lifelong hobby.
OEW is a completely volunteer run organization. Donations go directly towards operational support of the organization and its different programs.