Pallas Board Raffle to Benefit Johnny Lupo
UPDATE :: Union Bindings kicking in a pair of women's snowboard bindings to complete the winner's kit!
We know what it take to keep a small business running. It means long days, late nights, small budgets and personal sacrifices. It's not for the faint of heart, because heart is what keeps a small business going. And right now, one of our favorite snowboard shops could use some extra heart and soul from the shred community.
(Above photo: Johnny in his element. Offering free wax jobs to demo boards during the Mt. Baker Splitfest.)
Boardworks Tech Shop owner and longtime supporter of Pallas, Johnny Lupo, was in a heavy snowboard crash on New Years Eve 2020 that broke his patella and required emergency knee reconstruction. Six weeks into his recovery, he was involved in a car accident in his own driveway that ripped out his freshly installed knee hardware and required another round of emergency surgery. Unfortunately, the severity of this second accident has sent him down an even longer, more difficult road to recovery which is now threatening his ability to snowboard ever again. These circumstances have also contributed to additional personal and business stresses that are, without a doubt, astronomically painful (and expensive) to deal with.
(Above photo: Johnny, his wife, Bailey, and their two husky pups.)
So to help offset some of his costs (and help Boardworks in weathering this storm), we're raffling off a Pallas Hedonist snowboard and Union Legacy B4BC women's bindings, with all proceeds helping Johnny get back on his feet sooner than later — and reserving a few bucks to stoke up his employees who are covering in his absence.
Tickets are $20 per entry, with no limit on how many tickets you purchase. You have until March 14 at 7pm PST to enter.
Raffle is open to US and Canadian citizens. Shipping and duties not included.
So friends, it's time to join the power of community and the power of snowboarding to create something beautiful for another friend in need of some extra love. Johnny has been an anchor of the Bellingham snowboard community and has thrown incredible support behind women's snowboarding. His impact on the shred community extends far beyond Washington state lines, and we're forever grateful for his stoke and support.
From the bottom of our heart, thank you so much for participating.
- Steph Nitsch // Pallas founder