Class Notes

Chris Waddell ’87 Feature Screening in NYC

September 21, 2011

Please join us for a screening of One Revolution, a documentary which captures Chris Waddell’s historic journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.  A Q&A with Chris will follow the film.

Thursday, September 29th at 6 PM

School of Visual Arts Beatrice Theater

333 West 23rd Street b/t Eighth and Ninth Avenues

Children (age 5 and above) are encouraged to attend.

Most of you know Chris Waddell. Chris and I attended both Deerfield Academy and Middlebury College. He is a friend, fraternity brother, skiing legend and pillar of courage.  For those of you who do not know Chris, please view the following: www.one-revolution.com/index.php.  Chris was a promising young skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to get back on the slopes, he began skiing on a monoski roughly one year later. A little more than two years later, Waddell was named to the US Disabled Ski Team. Chris went on to become the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history, winning twelve medals over four games, and spending a total of 11 years on the US Disabled Ski Team. He is one of a select few who has medaled in both summer and winter games. In 2010, he was inducted into both the Paralympic Hall of Fame and the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Less publicized is Chris’ selection in 1998 to People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”

“It’s not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”  Chris established the One-Revolution Foundation to promote this message.  He is currently touring U.S. schools to present his Nametags program, challenging students to think about the assumptions we make about labels that we place on ourselves and others. Chris will promote this message to children and adults at the screening.

- Mike Chorske ’86

Suggested donation to One-Revolution of $20 per adult, $10 per child.

RSVP to Mike Chorske ’86 at mchorske@gmail.com – include total number in your party.

Chris and I look forward to seeing many of you on the 29th!