Sean McCabe, artist, teacher, father and athlete passed away on November 7th, 2009 after fighting cancer. Sean is survived by his wife, Laura, and their two young daughters. Sean was an avid outdoorsman – a skier, climber, and general adventurer. Laura McCabe is a two-time Olympian in Cross-Country skiing. You can read the article on Sean’s passing here.
As many of you know, Sean was a highly skilled artist, and many of his paintings depict cross-country ski scenes. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise the money to purchase two of Sean’s paintings for his daughters. One of these paintings depicts one of the girls, the other includes Sean himself, and the idea is that they should have this connection with their father for perpetuity. Sales of Sean’s artwork is a necessary means of support for the family, so this fundraiser ensures the girls can keep the paintings, and provides financial support to a beloved member of the ski community in a time of crisis.
The two paintings are depicted below. Prints of both are available for sale on Sean’s website, www.seanmccabestudio.com. Much of Sean’s other work is also available on the site – both original paintings and prints. Please take a minute to check it out – if only to appreciate his talent.
The total amount we are trying to raise is $12,000. SkiReg.com has generously donated collection services, waiving all fees. Every cent donated will go directly to the McCabe family.
As a thank you for your contribution, every donor will be entered into a drawing for a number of gifts donated by cross-country ski related businesses. These businesses have made significant contributions to show their support for the McCabe family. The following is a current list of supporters from the ski industry, along with their contributions. Our thanks to each and every one for their support. It is inspiring to see the community rally to this cause. We will be adding more businesses to the list over the next week.
Fischer -> A pair of Carbonlite Hole Skis
Rossignol -> A pair of Delta NIS Skate Skis
Nordic UltraTune -> 2 stonegrinds
Sauce Headwear -> Headwear
Toko -> 5 JetStream Powders (30g) and 5 JetStream Blocks (20g) of various colors.
Skida -> Hats
CXC -> Rudy Project Sunglasses, DVDs and Hats
West Yellowstone Ski Festival -> 2 2010 November Trail Passes
Seeley Hills Classic -> 2010 or 2011 race entry, 2009 race hat and race shirt
If you know of a business that would be interested in contributing that is not on the list, please let us know.
While the dollar amount needed is significant, we are confident that we will rise to the challenge. If each adult visitor to FasterSkier contributes between $5-$10 we could hit it in a few hours!
We will be posting periodic updates on this page, so check back to see how close we are to the goal.
The SkiReg.com page does list a date for the fundraiser event. This date can be disregarded, and is only included because SkiReg.com is an event registration site.
If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, please don’t hesitate to contact us.