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Top Athletes Set to Sky Dive into Friday Harbor’s Schools

FHFF-logoOcto­ber 27th, 2016

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA –On Novem­ber 4, as part of the Jump for Joy pro­gram, pro­fes­sion­al ath­letes Neil Amon­son, and Jeff Shapiro will be sky­div­ing into local schools to spark inter­est in liv­ing life to the fullest and this year’s Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val. The first sky­dive takes place at the Mid­dle School at 12pm and the sec­ond jump will occur at the Ele­men­tary School at 1:15pm. These high-fly­ing sky­divers will also be spend­ing the entire week­end con­nect­ing with local stu­dents at Fes­ti­val events.

  • Neil Amon­son, is part of the edu­ca­tion­al and inspi­ra­tional pro­gram, Jump for Joy, which teach­es young peo­ple that they can do what­ev­er they dream and that no dream is too big when it comes to seek­ing hap­pi­ness. http://jump-4-joy.org/
  • Jeff Shapiro, a world class Hang Glid­er pilot rep­re­sent­ed the Unit­ed States in the 2009 and 2011 World Cham­pi­onships, now Jeff is one of the world’s elite Wing Suit pilots!

KAVU, which stands for Klear Above, Unlim­it­ed Vis­i­bil­i­ty, is a com­pa­ny aimed at inspir­ing peo­ple to make the most of every day and will be spon­sor­ing the sky­div­ing activ­i­ties! KAVU is a major sup­port­er of this year’s fes­ti­val as Bruce Barr, the founder of KAVU who attend­ed Fri­day Har­bor High School, is being hon­ored at the Fes­ti­val this year with a Local Hero Award! KAVU will also be show­cas­ing their top adven­tur­ers, such as Amon­son and Shapiro, and film­mak­ers dur­ing Sat­ur­day night’s KAVU Col­lec­tion, which will be held at the Whit­ti­er The­atre from 7 – 10pm. Vis­it www.fhff.org/events for more details on the event.

Anoth­er key piece of infor­ma­tion is that the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val is pro­vid­ing free week­end pass­es to all ele­men­tary, mid­dle and high school stu­dents in Fri­day Har­bor who want to attend. Any inter­est­ed stu­dent may receive a free stu­dent wrist­band, which pro­vides access to films shown dur­ing the fes­ti­val. Ele­men­tary and Mid­dle School stu­dents, accom­pa­nied by their parents/guardians, can pick up their wrist­bands at the Fes­ti­val Office, 10 First Street. The Fes­ti­val has a very excit­ing line-up of doc­u­men­tary films, and spe­cial events that cel­e­brate the art of film­mak­ing. Over 50 films have been sched­uled, fea­tur­ing qual­i­ty doc­u­men­taries and docu-dra­mas that high­light com­pelling sto­ries about human­i­tar­i­an efforts, envi­ron­men­tal issues, social con­cerns, and dar­ing explo­rations.  The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val is proud to be dis­tin­guished by the large num­ber of film­mak­ers who per­son­al­ly come to San Juan Island each year from across the globe.  The full line-up of films can be viewed on the Festival’s web­site, www.fhff.org.

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