A few folks who have made their
mark - and made a difference.
Former Maine Governor John Baldacci supported children's
heath and education efforts, and launched "Take It Outside," a movement to get kids outdoors to appreciate
Physics teacher Bob Crowley, from Gorham,
Maine, participated in the Survivor/Gabon TV show and become the oldest contestant to win. Now he encourages school kids to
make the honor roll.
Ski Hall of Fame inductee Suzy "Chapstick"
Chaffee was a member of the 1968 Olympic ski team who specialized in freestyle/ballet. Suzy advocated for Title IX, so more girls could participate in sports, and now supports training
for Native American Olympic hopefuls.
"Life is Good" Chief Executive Optimist Bert
Jacobs was a ski instructor and ultimate Frisbee player who sold t-shirts out of his van and built a $100 million
business. Now LIG gives generously to help children with life threatening diseases. That's a good life, Jake!
Donna Weinbrecht started her NJ high school's first ski team and learned to ski bumps at Killington, where she was
waiting tables. She went on to win five
World Cup titles and Olympic Gold in mogul skiing.
Whether he's cooking my favorite meal or skiing in perfect synchronization,
my boyfriend Joel is amazing to me!
Fran Mullin * P.O. Box 33,
Skowhegan, Maine 04976 * (207) 592-3238