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 Post subject: Jeff Bates Needs Your Help...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:34 am 
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Sorry to span everyone. This is a good cause; party this saturday for a fellow snowboarder.....

http://www.jeffbatesmf.org/


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Bates Needs Your Help...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:36 am 
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good to see you post this. I should have earlier.

Jeff is a great dude, i had the chance to work with him at backcountry.com and he always has a smile on his face.
Saturday will be a fun night and not only will you be supporting a good cause, you will have a chance to win one of the sickest bikes i've ever seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Bates Needs Your Help...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:54 pm 
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Some of you may remember Jeff as the manager at Salty Peaks back in the "good" days under Drew and Rich. He helped me make my first splitboard in 1998 and has been a long time supporter of the splitboarding scene - he probably personally split many of the snowboards some of us may have ridden over the years. He now works at Backcountry.com managing the bike section of their warehouse. Jeff has been fighting a very hard battle with advanced melanoma for years now, and against all odds, he appears to be winning. Please support Jeff, his son Henry and wife Maria. They are some of the kindest and warmest folks you will have the opportunity to meet and have been humbly and tearfully grateful for all the support.

If any of you in the Cali area have had my homebrew ginger ale and are interested in purchasing some from the next batch, ALL of the money will be going to Jeff's fund. Expect this sometime in the next two weeks.

Thanks for the support guys!


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Sorry to span everyone. This is a good cause; party this saturday for a fellow snowboarder.....

http://www.jeffbatesmf.org/

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Bates Needs Your Help...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:04 am 
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FYI, this is likely to sell out. Buy your tickets now!

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Bates Needs Your Help...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Probably should've mentioned, they'll be a couple of splittys up for raffle, too. Though the bike is clearly The Prize!


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff Bates Needs Your Help...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:41 pm 
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for anyone following this:
as you might have heard Jeff passed away this weekend. In the short time that I knew Jeff he became a huge inspiration to me. If you have the means I would encourage you to donate to help his family as they face many expenses now that Jeff has moved on. Donations can still be made here: http://jeffbatesmf.org/?q=donate

RIP

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