Posted October 21, 2015
Tender Belly is proud to sponsor and support a crew of badass athletes; so naturally, we are extra pumped to add three more names to the list. These athletes inspire us everyday to go out and be the best at what we do – serving up delicious pork. These pros embody values that we at Tender Belly admire: tenacity, grit, ambition and inimitability. Here they are… Sean Swarner Professional Mountaineer One of the top 8 most inspirational people in history Keynote Speaker Author With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of the world...Mt. Everest... and the only person in history to accomplish what he has. Check out his website for more information or to book him to speak at your next event. Tell him there will be bacon. It works. Mark Carter Professional Snowboarder and Rancher "Few men can flip calves and ride horses as gracefully as they can flip tricks and ride mountains. Growing up on a cattle ranch in 10 Sleep, Wyoming, Mark Carter learned true grit from a young age and it shines through in his own personal brand of snowboarding.” – fellow Mark Carter sponsor, Arbor Snowboards. Todd Ligare Professional Skier Park City native, Todd Ligare, has been skiing since he was three years old. A self-proclaimed “wanderer,” Todd is known for his unique riding style with appearances in some of our favorite ski videos from Teton Gravity Research. Here is what we mean. Ski good. Eat good. Tender Belly also sponsors the Colorado High School Cycling League. The Colorado League was established in 2009 and is an affiliate of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). The League is an exceptional way for high school students to develop a healthy lifestyle and explore the sport. Often League racers participate in collegiate cycling and national and international competition. Several NICA alumni athletes are now racing on professional teams, employed in the cycling industry, and becoming community leaders. For a complete list of the athletes we sponsor and their #CertifiedAwesome achievements, visit our page here.