Whether you've known him for decades or just a few months, he's likely made an impact. At the very least, you've walked away with some top-notch ski coaching, genuine support and encouragement and stories that range from G- to R-rated. Who are we kidding, they're likely all NSFW. Every interaction is undoubtedly like the man himself--unforgettable, unignorable and unapologetic.
To make Sandy's milestone birthday as much fun for him as he's been for us--and to thank him for all the ways he really does make this world a more interesting and entertaining place to live--we are starting this campaign to help fund a Newfoundland Isabella puppy and his first year of life (food, vet bills, etc) for Sandy. You all know about the passing of Casey, Sandy's longtime love and constant companion. This new puppy is just the salve to mend a broken heart and bring some joy to a man who could not deserve it more.
Whether you love him lots or aren't really sure how you feel, make a small (or very large and ostentatious) contribution to the Sandy Gardner Birthday Campaign.
NEW UPDATE: Given the current situation with COVID-19 we are postponing the celebration on Saturday March 21 to a future date that we will all feel more comfortable with. And with any luck the new puppy will be able to join us!
(Campaign funds will be withdrawn by Allison Sharpe and presented to Sandy on behalf of all of us on his birthday celebration in Collingwood.)