The Gift of Human Flight – McKenah Childress

Skydive Chicago has teamed up with The Free Fall Foundation to give away a FREE tandem skydive and FREE video package to individuals who want to skydive but simply can’t afford the cost of skydiving.

Nominated by her friend, Kristin Runion Lovings, McKenah Childress was recently chosen to receive the free experience of skydiving. McKenah recently lost her brother to a battle with depression. Part of her recovery was a desire to overcome her fear and what better way to that than to jump out of an airplane. Watch her tell her story and feel the experience with her as she embarks on a whole new chapter of her life.

Skydive Chicago is partnering with The Free Fall Foundation in 2017 to help deliver the dream of skydiving to those in the Greater Chicagoland Area and surrounding communities for those who want to skydive but cannot muster the means to chase their dreams. Just like The Free Fall Foundation, Skydive Chicago believes everyone should feel the experience of skydiving. In fact, that is Skydive Chicago’s goal for all who walk through their doors and into their skies. The family and staff at Skydive Chicago live, work, and play in the world of skydiving because they believe in the freedom, family, and experiences that motivate them to push their boundaries to grow as skydivers and people as they return year after year to continue to give that gift to all who want to be a part of the experience.

If you know someone you think deserves the gift of human flight at Skydive Chicago, click here and nominate your friend or family member today!

Skydive Chicago Teams Up With The Red Cross

Skydive Chicago Teams Up With The Red Cross

Disaster Support and Relief Training in Ottawa, IL

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago came to Skydive Chicago today to spend time training for when disaster strikes.  The teams of people who work and volunteer for The Red Cross of Greater Chicago met to practice different disaster relief scenarios.  Role-play, education and discussion were used better understand the ‘what and hows’ of relief procedures.  One of the focuses of today was setting up a shelter and managing the flow of victims, staff, by-standers and more.

The program held at Skydive Chicago today was part of a larger campaign called Operation Power Play 2017.  The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago meet, discuss and practice for different disaster and support policy and procedures.  Other topics and focal points of Operation Play Play include Responder Safety and Health, Emergency Operations Center Management, Critical Logistics and Resource Management, Interoperable Communications, and Restoration of Lifelines (power restoration to critical infrastructure).  Groups from all over the state meet to prepare for all of these scenarios and more.

We at Skydive Chicago are very thankful to be able to support The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago in their efforts to support our local community.  If you you would like to make a donation or be a part of disaster relief in your Chicagoland area, click here and get started today!

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