EXPOSE. INSPIRE. TEACH.
A NON-PROFIT ENDEAVOR INSPIRED BY RYAN HAWKS.
The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation is a non-profit endeavor inspired by the life of Ryan Hawks. The foundation was founded in April of 2011 after Ryan Hawks, a well-known and widely respected extreme skier passed away from injuries sustained during a Freeskiing World Tour event in Kirkwood, CA in 2011. To honor his legacy as a person, his family set up a non-profit foundation called the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation.
RYAN’S CORE PRINCIPLES
Shortly after Ryan passed away, his family discovered on his computer a document Ryan had written labeled: “Ryan’s Core Principles for Living.” Astonished by the simplicity and the reaction of those that read them, his family decided to share the principles with as many people as possible to inspire people to adopt their own principles for living. Below are the principles as written by Ryan…
Written by Ryan
Live every day, all day
Never stop exploring life
Never lose my adventuresome attitude
Be the best friend I can be
Be the best brother, son, uncle I can
Look out for others
Look out for myself
Look out for our surroundings
Play like I’m thirteen
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
QUALITIES WHICH REPRESENT RYAN’S SPIRIT
Find JOY in all you do
Be EVEN-HANDED with everyone
Always be willing to DO YOUR SHARE and then some
PURSUE ADVENTURE for the RIGHT REASONS (fun, friendship, passion)
LOVE and RESPECT the mountains and nature
Be PASSIONATE about sustainability
Never lose your SMILE
Be GRATEFUL for the privileges in life you enjoy and the friends you have
Know and respect the SKIER’S CODE
RESPECT your body by taking care of it.
SET and ACHIEVE reasonable GOALS
STAY physically and mentally FIT
Ryan Hawks was a dynamic human being, with a passion and love for the mountains and skiing. Ryan passed away as a result of injuries he sustained during the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour in Kirkwood, CA in March of 2011. Upon his death, Ryan’s 13 Core Principles for Living were discovered on his computer. This video gives you a glimpse of Ryan and his core principles that have served as the basis for the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. Thank you Meathead Films for helping produce this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDM0M69UGQA&index=11&list=PLJ2lFNl-PzvkLH8ljZ8mcKwA5zciVvqQ