Last Saturday, August 15th 2015, we took part in the 11th Annual Skate the Lake, this 28-mile long boarding marathon promotes an active lifestyle while raising awareness and funds for Boarding For Breast Cancer’s (B4BC) education and prevention programs.
We had so much fun skating beautiful Lake Tahoe while helping a great cause. Participating members from Stan Can Designs cruised in the competition on long board and beach cruisers raising over $950. Super proud of our Team.
A big thank you to our sponsors:
Jamie and Rachel Kingham
Kathy and Ken Brokaw
Leslie, Lauren, Sydney, and Garrett Scott
Gramma & Papa Brokaw
Ellen and Marvin Wehrle
If you know someone who’d like to get in on the action, your office has too many cooks in the kitchen, or you’re just looking to give the gift of competition, you can purchase extra Jolly Happy Soul kits here!
Check out our website for contest details.
Stan is eligible to judge as a member of the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation only organization that selects only the top professionals in their industry. It’s a nice compliment and recognition, but it’s also a lot of responsibility, as Stan’s asked to uphold a certain standard of creative excellence.
With all this judging Stan’s doing, we’re hoping he doesn’t show up to work in black robes and a powdered wig on Monday.
You can check out the Communicator Awards online and see this year’s winner’s gallery. https://www.communicatorawards.com/
We’re always working to improve our community, and one way we do that is by doing great work for great causes. We’re shining our spotlight on the David M. White D.D.S. “Making the Grade” Scholastic & Amateur Skate Contest.
For many kids, this skate competition is one of the only ways they get out and compete with peers, fostering a healthy, competitive youth community with every heat. More importantly, this contest places a scoring emphasis on contestant’s grade point averages, which are factored into final scores. Bad grades = bad score, and vice versa.
Each year, we design the poster and spirit gear for the competition, which awards a first place prize of paid entry to Woodward Skate Camp this summer. With strong ties to youth health through skating and academics, it’s a no-brainer that we’d be in on something this awesome.
We’ll see you there this weekend at Mira Loma Skate Park, June 21, at 10am. Drop in to Making the Grade’s website for details on how to enter and becoming a sponsor.
Awards are not always a sign of success. Things like a client’s pride in their new logo are what tell us we’re doing something right. However, the gravity of certain awards cannot be denied and deserves to be celebrated.
We’re pleased to announce that AAF Reno will be honoring our own Stan Byers with the Thomas C. Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Ad People of the Year Awards Ceremony.
The award is given to those who “have made significant contributions to advertising, been active in furthering industry standards and creative excellence,” and they must have “shown a consistently high degree of excellence in the field over time, coupled with strong community involvement.”
Sound like anyone you know? So, to what does Stan owe his success?
“All I really did was show up to work every day,” Stan said. “This award recognizes all the great clients I’ve had, the great people and places that I’ve worked with, and my family. Without them, none of this happens.”
Even though we’re honoring the life of Stan’s career, he says he’s not headed out to pasture yet.
“It’s more exciting than it’s ever been,” Stan said, “and I’m truly enjoying doing great creative more than ever.”
The award will be presented to Stan during AAF Reno’s Ad People of the Year awards ceremony, June 24 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. The show is open to members and nonmembers alike, so come out and support Stan for this wonderful honor!