Hasek's Heroes Fundraiser

Hasek's Heroes provides economically disadvantaged youth in Western New York the opportunity to play the game of hockey. In 2001, Dominik Hasek, winner of two Stanley cups, one Olympic Gold Medal, six Vezina Trophies, and two NHL MVP awards, established Hasek's Heroes to give back to the Buffalo community by helping children receive access to ice time, equipment, and professional instruction.

With over 900 children participating in the on-ice programs, Hasek's Heroes continues to be a unique and enriching opportunity for the youth participants in the Western New York community. In addition to offering traditional hockey development programs, Hasek's Heroes has partnered with several leading non-profit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Western New York, Cradle Beach, King Center Charter School, and Journey's End of Western New York, to introduce more children to hockey.

The video above was filmed by Blake Dawson and edited by Penshire Media. The voice over was provided by Brian Duff of the Buffalo Sabres. Learn more and donate by clicking the button below:

The Largest Moon Since 1948

A close up video clip of tonight's supermoon, the largest since 1948. NASA noted that the next time a full moon will be this close to earth will be November 25, 2034 (in 18 years). 

It's inspiring to look at the moon and know that over 40 years ago thousands of people worked together and were able achieve an unfathomable goal of getting humans to land and walk on the moon.

It's also inspiring to look up at the sky and know that there are six countries currently working together to pilot the I.S.S. (international space station) while traveling 250 miles above the earth at 17,000+ miles per hour while conducting research for a better understanding of life on earth and for future space missions. In 2034, the next time a full moon is this close to earth, SpaceX is planning to have humans on Mars.

It's truly inspiring to see what can be achieved when humans work together. Whenever you see the moon, realize 12 people have walked on it and the next time the moon is this close to earth, there could be humans walking on Mars. Get outside, look up and know that anything is possible if we work together.

One Last Run: Skiing The Green Mountains Of Vermont

As winter turns to spring and snow turns to water, ski mountains across North America are going quiet and closing for the season. Sometimes there is a calling from inside for One Last Run, and you'll have to earn your turns with a hike to the top.  

The video has been featured on Outside Television's Facebook Page and selected as a Staff Pick by Teton Gravity Research.

All shots were filmed with a Cannon 5d Mark iii & DJI Phantom 4 drone.

The Boston Marathon: More Than A Race

Below is a video I was asked to create for the Boston Athletic Association.  After living in Boston for 4 years, you quickly realize that the Boston Marathon is so much more than a race.  

In 2015, The Boston Marathon brought together 30,000 Runners, 1 Million Spectators and 10,000 volunteers from over 100 Countries around the world. Additionally, over $15 million was raised for charity.  

Below is the video added to the Boston Marathon's Facebook Page

November Project Takes Over Fenway Park

November Project is a free fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months.

Now present in 30 cities across the globe, people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels are encouraged by November Project to get out of their beds and get moving. Members vary from Olympic medalists, professional athletes, marathoners, triathletes, current and former collegiate athletes all the way to complete fitness rookies and recent couch potatoes just looking to kickstart their healthy life choices.

Members of November Project Boston were treated with a surprise on Monday by just showing up with a free workout and tour though the historic Fenway Park.  

If you think that you’re not fit enough to join the group, stop thinking and come see what the fuss is all about. Their slogan is fitting, JUST SHOW UP.  To view a list of their locations, take a look here.

The video was added to Boston.com

The City of Boston & the Boston Marathon

A few clips of Boston & The Boston Marathon that I have taken over the past 3 years. 

The video shown here is a glimpse into the passion that the city carries and the support the community has for every runner during the Boston Marathon, no matter their shape, ability, size, background or belief.

In 2015, 26,598 runners representing 87 countries across the globe crossed the finish line. The more important statistic is that participants running on behalf of the Boston Athletic Association’s official charities raised $15.63 million dollars.

I'll be raising money for the Museum of Science Traveling Programs. The Traveling Programs serve over 100,000 students annually in New England area and help students experience the excitement and learnings of the Museum of Science's education programs, even if they can't make it to the museum. Funds that our marathon team raises will provide scholarships to schools and libraries that do not have the means to pay for field trips to the museum. These programs help engage and inspire students to learn more and stay in school.