The 2010 Powder Puff was an emotional event for me. So many people came together to make it happen for me and my team, and to see the effort and care that so many put into our team touches my heart in a way that I can’t even explain.
Pam Clark and NORRA took the first stand for Team Courage, introducing me and my dream of putting together a team to the participants of the 2010 Mexican 1000. Her huge heart and love was a gift that made me know that this dream could come true.
Bob Land was instrumental in making the Powder Puff, and our team, happen. Bob acted as our team dad, team ass kicker, and our biggest cheerleader, all of which we needed. Bob was the strong voice on the phone offering suggestions and help and keeping us all moving in the right direction. He helped pull in more resources to get us together as a true team.
Bryan from AFAB donated our truck to us. Bob knew Bryan was selling his 7S truck and put me in touch with him. As I was speaking with Bryan on the phone we discovered some funny things. Bryan was also from Georgia. Bryan’s mom, Rose, had breast cancer and he had watched her go through a valiant battle. Bryan lost his mom some years before, but that’s an experience that always stays fresh in your heart. When I asked Bryan how much he wanted for the truck, he said that he wanted to give it us. His tremendous generosity didn’t stop there, he has let us store that truck at his business when we’ve needed, and he drove all the way from Orange to Barstow to be there for us for our first race, and then to the Off Road Expo the next day to show his support. We had mechanical problems during the Powder Puff, and he left our pit tent to drive to find me and the truck, and listened to me cry in frustration and was kind and supportive. We will always wear our In Memory of Rose decal proudly.
You don’t find people like Pam, Bob, or Bryan every day, and I’ve been blessed to have them in my life.
We so many amazing people help us out for the 2010 Powder Puff. Ryan and Sign Pros, New Image Paint and Body that donated 100% of our paint and body work, Bilstein donated the refurbishing of our shocks, FabTech donated new front end parts, Los Valientes for their donation of $250, Intermountain Communications for the use of our radio and spot tracker.
Ashley Snyder, Dawn Snyder, Pam Clark, Toni Pearlman, and Callie Clark all gave up their Saturday and spent the day in the hot desert to support us and cheer us on. Brendan Garcia and Jake Skaggs worked so hard to get the truck ready for the race and gave up many weekends and personal time to make the race happen. Bobert Dunkle came out from Colorado to help take care of us, and of course my family, Jon and Jamie, were there for me. I had not seen my family in several months, and having them there meant everything.
Every single one of the people and companies on this page have made some sort of sacrifice to get Team Courage to the Powder Puff. They have all helped us spread our message to women all over the world, and have helped us make a difference to others. All of them are heros, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
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