Thank you everyone that attended the 5th annual fund raiser
for the Comeback Kennel last night.
There were some terrific items to bid on. Thank you's
to our auctioneer Bill Borden, who did an awesome job
and Alpine Lodge for donating the room to hold the auction
A special thank you to EVERYONE that donated items for
Lance Mackey gets
dose of stardom on national TV Wed,
October 8, 2008 Posted in Alaska News -
and Yukon Quest champion Lance Mackey of Fairbanks is
in New York City to promote the Discovery channels new
TV series on the last great race. Mackey is one of 6 mushers
profiled in the 6 part reality show. Mackey describes
the intense coverage of last year’s Iditarod by
Discovery as a “worth while distraction”.
Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks APRN
Listen to audio
Catch Lance on the Conan O'Brien Show thursday night!!! Conan
O'Brien - NBC
- Check local listing for times in your area. Other guest
will be actor Dennis Quaid & singer- song writter
It's a GRANDBOY....
Lance and Tonya Mackey
are proud Grand parents. Their daughter Brittney gave
birth to their first grand baby.
Welcome James Thomas Hawkins III. Born October, 7th
2008 at 1 pm. James is seven pounds, seven ounces.
Both mother and son are resting comfortably.
Lance Goes to New York City to
Promote Discovery/Iditarod Lance will
be in New York City Wednesday Oct 8th & Thursday
9th to promote
Discovery’s premier of "TOUGHEST RACE
ON EARTH: IDITAROD", which will air Tuesday, October
14th at 10 PM ET/PT. The six hour miniseries follows
mushers and their sled dog teams across more than a
thousand miles of rugged terrain as they take on Mother
Nature - and each other - in The Iditarod Trail Sled
- NBC Check local listing for times in your area.
Other guest will be actor Dennis Quaid & singer-
song writter Sarah McLachlan.
Get Sneak Preview! Alaskan
fans were treated to a sneak preview of Discovery's
latest gem. About 1,200 people were invited to view
the first episode of the 2008 Iditarod sled dog race.
"The Toughest Race
on Earth. Iditarod".
You will follow mushers Lance
Mackey, Bruce Linton, DeeDee
Jonrowe, Martin Buser, and Jeff King along with others
that come along for the ride of their life.
You could say this is a tough crowd for previewing,
after all these were die hard Iditarod fans, with years
of viewing film footage of the Iditarod and other extreme
Alaskan sled dog races. And what did they have to say?
"That was awesome" exclaimed a group, as they
piled out of the auditorium, "the footage was incrediable"
said others."The best I have even seen" said
two long time volunteers. Everyone seemed pleased.
2008 Iditarod/Discovery Channel gang - From
left to right: Bob Ormberg: VP, Content Products,
Martin Buser, Bruce Linton, DeeDee Jonrowe, Lance
Mackey & Bob Gold Discovery Channel
The difference between this coverage and others before
them, is the Discovery crew spent a considerable amount
of time following several mushers from the start in
Anchorage to the finish in Nome and many check points
in between. Cameras rolling everywhere. They were duct
taped to sleds so you can get a real feel of the trail
and the demand on the mushers. You get to know each
musher, cheer them on, feel their pain, their energy
and their moments of joy. Two thumbs up Discovery!
premier of "TOUGHEST
RACE ON EARTH: IDITAROD", will
air Tuesday, October 14th at 10 PM ET/PT. The six hour
miniseries follows mushers and their sled dog teams
across more than a thousand miles of rugged terrain
as they take on Mother Nature - and each other - in
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Welcome Harry Alexie
to our team! Harry Alexie comes to us from
He and the National Guard have teamed up to run the 2009
Iditarod. Harry has leased a dog team from us, not as
an adventure but a challenge. He will be training and
running races with us all season, please be sure to make
him feel welcome and encourage him in his Iditarod journey.
out the Ontario Federation of Sled Dog Sports Podcast 2008 Symposium Podcast
with Lance Mackey - This is a recording of Lance's keynote
address (2 hours). Introduction by Ray Erker (OFSS). Lance
was speaking while showing a Power Point Presentation
to a crowd of fans & fellow mushers.
Thank you to everyone that attended the Spaghetti feed& auction for our handler, Braxton, pay his
medical expenses from a automobile accident he was involved
in back in September.
CHANNEL WORLD PREMIERE SERIES
DATE IS CHANGED TO OCTOBER 14!
Mushers and their sled dog teams endure more than a thousand
miles of unforgiving Alaskan wilderness along the Iditarod
Trail in hopes of making it across the finish line –
Discovery’s premier of TOUGHEST
RACE ON EARTH: IDITAROD, will air Tuesday,
October 14th at 10 PM ET/PT. The six hour miniseries follows
mushers and their sled dog teams across more than a thousand
miles of rugged terrain as they take on Mother Nature
- and each other - in The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
View the Discovery Channels trailor...
Update on Braxton:
Braxton is healing steadily,
he wanted to thank everyone for the cards, donations and
phone calls. He will undergo an additional operation for
a hernia sometime next week which should alleviate some
of the pain and restricted movement he has right now.
to Rally for a friend!
Lance's handler, Braxton Peterson, was in a serious single
car accident this weekend, totaling his truck on the curves
between Soldotna and Cooper Landing. He fell asleep at
the wheel. His truck rolled over an embankment end over
end, and Braxton flew out of the truck and sustained multiple
injuries, including internal injuries, a broken arm, and
facial injuries which will necessitate reconstructive
A Spaghetti feed
will be held to help Braxton pay his medical
expenses September 28th from 12-4pm and silent auction
at the challenger learning center in Kenai, Alaska.
An account has been set
up with Wells Fargo so people can donate funds to help
with Braxton's medical expenses which are have exceeded
$11,000. You can drop by any Wells Fargo bank, savings
account number is 7319379777
or you can donate through
this paypal donation button we have set up
Thank you....Keep him in your thoughts & prayers!
named Toughest Athlete by Versus
Competition is more than just a sport. And sports on
Versus is beyond winning and losing. The athletes are
about toughness, grit, and survival, adversity, sacrifice
and the will to triumph. Lance has been voted the "Toughest
Athlete" by Versus. Although Lance
is honored by this, he
salutes each and every athlete out there. They all represent
true toughness. "It is a journey for all of us"
Mackey to Speak at the 2008 Ontario
OFSS Fall Symposium
Lance has been invited to speak at the 2008 Ontario OFSS
Fall Symposium, September 20, 2008. The event will be
held at North Bay, Ontario, Canada by the Ontario Federation
of Sleddog Sports. You can contact Ray & Janice Erker
for more details. Phone 705-776-7020
Visit their web site at www.ofss.ca/symposium.htm
Early registration is advised as there is a limit
of 150 people. Check web site often for any updates.
Lance Invited to Mancelona, Michigan
Lance Mackey will be speaking about his 2007/2008 racing
season. there will be an open question and answers session
as well. September 14, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
in Mancelona, MI, USA. Organized by the Last Chance Kennel
at Russ-Stick Acres. Admission $40 Admission Fee (No charge
for children under 16 years of age.)
For more information contact Sherry & Russ Sutherby
Phone (231) 881-2688 or Email email@example.com
Lance Mackey, World's
First and Only 2-Time IditaQuest Champion: speaking
on Mushing 101 and Kennel Management
Hunt, sled dog vet/dog food producer
Tim Riley, Wildlife
Biologist with USDA/APHIS, musher, and 2009 Iditarod
rookie speaking on Iditarod history and training for
his first Iditarod.
Covered wagon shuttle service. Event t-shirts will be
on sale at site. Lance's "Appetite & Attitude"
DVD will be available for sale. Numerous "door
Dog Mushers Symposium & Lance Team up Lance will be a key note speaker
at the Willow Dog Mushers symposiumSeptember
6th 1 -4 pm at the Willow Community Center (WCC) Willow,
Alaska Sponsored by the Willow Dog Mushers. There will
be a Questions and answersprogram as well as gear swap,
booths and more. All events open to the public...fees
will apply for the mushing symposium
Contact the willow dog mushers for more information.
Lance to speak at VFW Post Eagle River, Alaska
Two time Iditarod Champion and 4 time Yukon Quest Champion,
Lance Mackey has been invited to talk about his past race
season and future race plans. Last years invitation was
standing room only, so we have doubled the capacity and
moved the location to the Eagle River VFW Post 9785 Iditarod
Checkpoint #1, on September 6th 7pm-9pm. Open
to the public.
Located across from the police sub station on Eagle River
Please park & enter at the lower parking lot.
Sponsored by the Chugiak Dog Mushers
- Slide presentation and question answer session - Open
to public. Autographs available. Small donation may
be asked at door to support Lance Mackey's 2008/2009
race season. You can call the Chugiak Dog Mushers hotline
for updated information at 689-7899.
Mushers Signed Up for 2009 Yukon Quest - Lance
was among 20 mushers who signed up Saturday, August 9th,
for the 2009 Yukon Quest ."It's going to be an interesting
year for all of us". says Lance "I am expecting
another good year with my dogs and hope for good weather
conditions. " What ever gets thrown at Lance, you
can be sure he'll take it with determination and possibilities.
This years Quest entry free was sponsored by the good
people at the Alaska Pain Center.
after 1st Place win 2007
miss the 5th Annual Mackey
Fund Raiser Planned for October 11th Dinner & auction at the Alpine Lodge
in Fairbanks, Alaska 6 pm. Tickets are available at
the Fairbanks College Road & University Movie
Saturday, October 11th, 2008 WHERE: Alpine Lodge Glacier Room
(at the Finish Line Restaurant & Lounge) Fairbanks,
Alaska (across from the Fairbanks airport) TIME: 6 pm till 9 pm TICKETS: $15.00 Adults/ $10.00 Children
12 & under. This includes a delicious spaghetti
dinner. LODGING: If you are coming in from
out of town, the Alpine Lodge is offering a special
on rooms for $65.00 per night.
Enjoy a wonderful dinner at the Alpine Lodge with
two time Idita-Quest Champion dog musher, Lance Mackey.
There will be door prizes and an auction. Prepare
to have fun and bid, bid, bid.. Click
here to download flyers (PDF)
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