OnDecember 29, 2000, after an evening photo shoot in the Park City halfpipe, TimOstler was tossed off-balance while pulling a large frontside air on his lastrun. Landing feet and headfirst simultaneously in the flatbottom, he sustaineda C6 burst fracture (a broken neck) and is presently confined to a wheelchair.The "incomplete" injury (meaning recovery is a possibility), immediately paralyzedhim from the chest down. After 82 days in the hospital, Timmy is home and on aslow track back.
To help raise funds for his continued rehab costs, someof Timmy's high profile riding friends have offered up a signed editon of their2001/2002 pro model snowboards for auction. These boards are all brand new andare the same as the ones you will find in the store. The auctions are taking placeon ebay.com between August 31 and September 9th, 2001. Below are links to allof the boards and their auction sites.
Any amount beyond what's requiredwill be donated, most likely to the University of Utah Spine Rehabilitation Center.Those wishing to give directly can do so by sending a check or money order tothe Tim Ostler Donation Account, c/o Zion's Bank, 2315 East 7000 South, Salt LakeCity, Utah 84121. Thanks for you support.
customhand-signed snowboards from the following pros: