This years helmet project was one of the most unique projects I have ever done. I have been wanting to do a project like this for a few years now, and this year thanks to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society the dream became a reality. The idea was to have two young kids, who have or are currently battling cancer design my helmet for the upcoming season. Their task was to draw a portrayal of what it was like for them to battle cancer. The idea for this image came from one of my first volunteer projects I was apart of. Long story short in the office of the organization there was a drawing of a knight slaying a dragon, done by a kid, in mostly stick figure form, the image was very, very powerful, yet simple and the message was clear! So this past summer I approached the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and asked for their help on this project. They Gladly accepted and already had two kids in mind. Rhett and Charlotte and I met a few weeks later and I gave them the challenge, with no hesitation they delivered and drew exactly what I was hoping! Charlotte drew herself as a fearless Lion, and as a Champion, Rhett drew himself as "Spidy" Kicking the evil villain "cancer's" butt. Along with the drawings I included some words of encouragement that are common among those who battle or have battle cancer.
At the end of this past season, the white helmet was auctioned off at the annual Man and Woman of the Year celebration. The black helmet is my current helmet I plan on using throughout this summer or until my next helmet project comes along! The next big event this helmet can be seen at is Springer Tournee and U.S. Nationals on August 1st-3rd in Park City, UT. Come out and watch some jumping and get an up close and personal view of the artwork...
For a little more info on the Man and Woman of the Year Campaign Check out the link below: