Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project Kick’s off at Denver’s Bluebird Theater

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Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project Kick’s off at Denver’s Bluebird Theater

Proclaimed a Day of Inspiration by Governor Hickenlooper, October 13t-h is a night of world-class athletes, awards, and music,

Steamboat Springs, Colo. October 1st 2014. Chaos Headwear, makers of high quality headwear in the US and world wide, announces an evening of intrigue, talent, and motivation founded and hosted by Chaos team spokesperson, Chris Anthony, and his Youth Initiative Project. Join us and Governor Hickenlooper’s advisor as he proclaims this a Day of Inspiration!  Meet Chaos sponsors, ski industry leaders, world class athletes, and this year’s scholarship award-winner, Ellie Gober, while watching awe-inspiring youth in action at Denver’s acclaimed Bluebird Theater, Monday October 13th, at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

The Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project's annual event takes over the Bluebird Theater that night, transforming it into a place where kids’ dreams come true.. The evening includes live entertainment from young musicians Bridget Law and Scott Stoughton, as well as music from DJ Devin Urioste, from Youth On Record, an organization focused on "empowerment and behavioral modification through music education to youth." Ms. Law is an accomplished violist, while Mr. Stoughton is skilled with a number of instruments. In addition, five world-class athletes (four of whom are part of the Warren Miller Team) will present multi-media, family friendly segments.

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Proceeds from the evening benefit the Youth Initiative Project’s school tours and provide scholarships for deserving children, enabling them to continue to work towards their athletic goals or help them ignite those dreams. One of the first recipients of the Youth Initiative Project funds was eleven year-old Ellie Gober from Silverton, Colorado. Ellie, a dedicated skier, was chosen by her peers, coaches and leaders in the community to receive funds to continue her training and travel. The funds from the Youth Initiative were matched by British Petroleum to ensure that this talented young girl could continue to pursue her skiing goals and her studies.

The presenting athletes include: Chris Anthony, the founder and Executive Director of the Youth Initiative Project, as well as the evening’s host; Chris Davenport, widely regarded as one of the premier big mountain skiers in the world today; Ingrid Backstrom, of Big Mountain Skiing; Jess McMillan, a Freeskiing World Tour Champ and United States Freeskiing National Champion; and, Mike Douglas, also known as the Godfather of modern Freeskiing, who is credited with the design of the modern twin–tip ski – an innovation that changed the sport.

The Youth Initiative Project, the brain-child of Anthony, arose from his years of traveling and living the dream as both a pro skier and extreme ski guide to provide opportunities to kids that otherwise would never have the chance to pursue their own dreams. The night at the Bluebird Theater kicks off the season’s latest motivational school tour. Throughout the tour Anthony visits schools and shares a multimedia presentation from his Warren Miller Films, which guides kids on a global outdoor journey. In addition to his skiing resume, Anthony’s expertise includes: writing for several publications, co-authoring a guidebook, screen writing, hosting television programming, working as a Heli-guide and being a sought-after motivational speaker. VIP tables, which include reserved seating and food, can be reserved directly by contacting : Chris Anthony.

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About Chris Anthony and the Youth Initiative Project

The mission of Youth Initiative Project is to improve the quality of life for youth through introducing them to educational enrichment opportunities utilizing visual props from a vast library of 25 years with “Warren Miller,” segments that take kids on a global journey with a simple and powerful message: If you can Dream it, then set a goal for yourself and reach for it.

DREAM IT, BE IT

Chris Anthony’s classroom presentations are filled with entertaining and inspiring material from the perspective of an athlete with numerous cultural experiences.

SCHOLARSHIP & AID PROGRAM
(Donate to a kids future)Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project would like to provide scholarship opportunities to students who have either participated in a school visit or apply through accredited educational outlets. The scholarships will provide financial support to aid extended educational opportunities in the field of Athletics, Academics, and Arts. The goal of the scholarships is to bridge kids from the classroom to real world experience. Scholarships will range in the amount of $500.00 to $3,000.00. Applicants must provide the Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project with a one-page letter of request formalizing what they are applying for and detailing why they deserve financial aid. Three letters of recommendation from educators, coaches or civil servants must accompany the application letter.

The letter should be stamped and mailed to: Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project Advisory Board, 1650 Fillmore Street, #1605, Denver, Colorado 80206

The applicants must be applying for acceptance to participate in, have been accepted to participate in, or are currently enrolled in, an education course or program of study at a qualified educational institution. Once a scholarship is awarded, the Youth Initiative Project will require the recipient a written statement at the end of the course or program explaining the educational value of the course or program to the recipient and the recipient’s plans for continued education. In addition, the Youth Initiative will require the educational institution in which the recipient is enrolled to provide a report of the recipient’s successful completion of the course or program. Payment of scholarship awards will be made directly to the educational institution for the benefit of the scholarship recipient on the condition that if the scholarship recipient withdraws from the course or program prior to completion, any un-applied or unused funds shall be returned to the Youth Initiative Project.

Based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Chaos Headwear offers a broad range of hats and accessories for a multitude of year round outdoor activities, such as trail running, hiking, fishing, travel and for winter skiing, riding, climbing, mountaineering, training and just looking good. Owned and operated by Canada’s Do-Gree fashions, Chaos designs vary from winter to four-season, urban to alpine, casual to high fashion for men, women and kids, and feature merino wool, mohair, acrylic blends, cottons, angora, and fleece. Chaos also offers a collection of technical weather headwear, Chaos Thermal Regulation or CTR, for active summer and winter conditions. (www.chaoshats.com)

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