Press release from Business Wire
Frontier Airlines Supports Boulder-based Make A Hero
Thursday, November 01, 2012
DENVER (Business Wire) -- Frontier Airlines today announced it is launching a month-long fundraising and awareness campaign for Boulder, Colo.-based Make A Hero, an organization founded by Kurt Miller with a mission of helping individuals with disabilities and local adaptive sports groups gain recognition and funding.
Frontier will raise funds to support Make A Hero by donating all proceeds from onboard sales of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's Plain Ol' Fashioned Fudge to the organization. The carrier will also feature Miller's documentary The Movement, narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller, on its LiveTV programming on flights of two hours or less.
“Frontier, as a Colorado-based airline, has long supported organizations that help the disabled enjoy the outdoors in our home state through adaptive and rehabilitative sports programs,” said Cathy Rieb, Frontier's director of marketing. “We hope our customers find The Movement to be as inspiring as we did and choose to share the efforts of Make A Hero, and other local organizations, to expand these adaptive sports programs to reach even more people across the country.”
For more information on the inflight donation program, please visit FlyFrontier.com/flight-info/inflight-catering.
For more information on Make A Hero and The Movement, please visit MakeAHero.org.
And the best place to book your next Frontier flight to get the best value is FlyFrontier.com.
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET).
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 19th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs 4,500 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.
About Make A Hero
Make A Hero, a 501c3, is creating high quality inspirational films featuring well-known and accomplished disabled athletes and celebrities that grow awareness, educate and generate financial support for individuals with disabilities. Make A Hero inspires people with disabilities to "get fully engaged in the game of life", build their confidence and help them regain their mobility and freedom through participation in sports and recreation.
About The Movement
THE MOVEMENT: One Man Joins an Uprising is the story of one man returning to the mountain where his life was changed forever. He receives inspiration in his quest from four people who overcame physical disabilities to discover the freedom of movement. Peppered with humor and drama, this is a story of people who face adversity with an intense inner fire.
In 2004 Rick Finkelstein was paralyzed in a ski accident on Aspen Mountain. With a severed spine and internal trauma, he wasn't expected to live. Six years, nine surgeries, and a lifetime of rehab later, cameras captured his dramatic return to Aspen. Even with the latest gear, expert coaching, and mentorship from the sport's pioneers, Rick faced a daunting challenge with many risks and no guarantees.
Rick's friend, witness to the crash: “It wasn't until later that I completely broke down. You realize that it's just so fragile.”
Learn more about The Movement at MakeAHero.org, the website of the organization Miller founded to raise awareness and funds around sports opportunities for people living with disabilities.
Lindsey Carpenter, 720-374-4560