On February 13, 2010, Kyle Cryblskey died while snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows. Since then Kyle's family has started a campaign of sorts to promote helmet usage skiing, snowboarding and other action sports. On the anniversary of Kyle's death, family members attended a booth at Meadows to promote helmet safety.
Here's a note from Kyle's mom, Deborah Cryblskey.
I just wanted to get back to you regarding Sunday 2-13-11. We collected a total of $380, of which I will use probably $300 to buy helmets from my small business owner here in Battle Ground. She has a paintball/skater store, but can get me the brand new 888 helmets at a reasonable cost. She has helped me quite a bit with our efforts, and the kids seem to like the Triple 8 brand. I have also collected 30 assorted bike/skate helmets in memory of Kyle that we will set up a table for at the next skate event, believe it or not Battle Ground has quite the skate park. Anyway.....
I met Electra from SOS Outreach and recieved emails from Malee, I liked Electra quite a bit, and I will get my "stickered" helmets to them once they come in.
I loved being at your facility, 3 of my biggest high lights of the day were
- I met a lady on your ski patrol who was there the day Kyle died, kinda emotional but I was glad to tell her how much I appreciated everyones' efforts that day,
- A young man stopped by who does web sites for 7 colleges in Oregon and offered to do one for Kyle's Helmets for free, this will help "legitimize" our efforts, we will take him up on this for sure, and
- I received so much encouraging feedback from your guests!
I also was glad to see how many people were wearing helmets! WOW a lot has changed since I was up there last.
Thank you again to you and your staff, everyone made us feel very welcome, and again we would like to be part of any safety effort in the future.
Joe & Deborah Cryblskey
If you'd like to support the Cryblskey's efforts to raise awareness and dollars to increase helmet usage, contact Deborah at: