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Stormy Wish Giveaway 2015

Stormy Wish Giveaway

What tops your wish list this year? One of our new caps in Harris Tweed? A Huron Poncho? A pair of Tough Mitts? Tell us, and your wish just might come true!

All you have to do: post a photo or link to the Stormy Kromer item you want most on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between now and December 18th—and we’ll randomly choose one wish to grant each day. So start making your list, and don’t forget to tag Stormy Kromer and use #StormyWish. Search now for wish list ideas!

(Looking for a back-up plan just in case you don’t win? Click here to create on online wish list that we will email to the gift giver in your life!)

Full rules below.

Stormy Kromer® Holiday Wish List 2015 Giveaway (Promotion)

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INC., TWITTER, INC., OR INSTAGRAM, LLC

  1. ELIGIBILITY:Promotion is open only to legal adult residents of the 50 United States (including District of Columbia), 18 years of age or older (and not a minor in state of residence) at time of entry.  Employees of Stormy Kromer, USA (“Stormy Kromer” or “Sponsor”) and its parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, sales representatives, distributors, agents, and vendors involved with this Promotion, and the immediate family and household members of all such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. 
  1. TIMING: The Promotion begins on December 7th  at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 18th  at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Twelve daily prize drawings will be made on or about 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET) December 8th – December 19th.
  1. HOW TO ENTER: There are three ways to enter the Promotion, either through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.To enter via Twitter, during the Promotion Period tweet a link to at least one (1) item shown and available for purchase on www.stormykromer.com (“Stormy Kromer Website”) (the “Wish”) from your personal Twitter account and include the hashtags #StormyWish in your Tweet. The total price of all items included in each Wish may not exceed $299.99. Your Tweet may include more than one link; however, all links in your Tweet will be deemed to constitute one (1) Wish for purposes of this Promotion. Your entry must include the hashtag #StormyWish and the link(s) to the Wish to be eligible. Upon posting your Tweet, you will automatically be entered with one (1) entry into the Promotion. You may enter as often as you would like during the Promotion Period. You must be a member of Twitter and your account must be set to the “public” setting in order to participate. Go to www.twitter.com to get a free Twitter account if you do not already have one.To enter via Instagram, during the Promotion Period post a photo of at least one (1) item shown and available for purchase on the StormyKromer Website on your personal Instagram account and include the hashtag #StormyWish in your post. The total price of all items included in each Wish may not exceed $299.99. Your response must include the hashtag #StormyWish and a photo of the Wish that meets the requirements set forth in these Official Rules to be eligible. Upon posting to Instagram, you will automatically be entered with one (1) entry into the Promotion. You may enter as often as you would like during the Promotion Period. You must be a member of Instagram and your account must be set to the “public” setting in order to participate. Go to www.instagram.com to get a free Instagram account if you do not already have one.To enter via Facebook, during the Promotion Period post a link to at least one (1) item shown and available for purchase on the StormyKromer Website on your personal Facebook account and include the hashtag #StormyWish in your post. The total price of all items included in each Wish may not exceed $299.99. Your response must include the hashtag #StormyWish and a link of the Wish that meets the requirements set forth in these Official Rules to be eligible. Upon posting to Facebook, you will automatically be entered with one (1) entry into the Promotion. You may enter as often as you would like during the Promotion Period. You must be a member of Facebook and your account must be set to the “public” setting in order to participate. Go to www.facebook.com to get a free Facebook account if you do not already have one.Please note: By entering this Promotion, you signify and agree that your entry and any other materials submitted in connection with this Promotion may be posted on Sponsor’s website and/or other social media sites or applications associated with the Promotion in a manner that is consistent with these Official Rules. You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.By participating in this Promotion, entrant acknowledges and agrees that he or she will clearly and conspicuously disclose that he or she is participating in this Promotion in any social sharing interaction that references the Promotion or is used to earn an entry in connection with this Promotion. At a minimum, the hashtag “#StormyWish” should be included in all social media communications sent pursuant to the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who does not adequately disclose his or her participation in this Promotion.Entries, comments and content submitted or uploaded to any social media sites or other public sites in connection with this Promotion (collectively, “Content Submissions”) may not contain, depict or show any content that: (i) is sexually explicit or suggestive, offensive, lewd, profane, obscene, or contains nudity or racist innuendo; (ii) promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any political agenda or message or any spam or commercial solicitations; (iii) defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor or other companies; (iv) contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) or copyrighted materials (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published via websites, television, movies or other media) owned by others, without permission; (v) contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, last names (first names are permitted), e-mail addresses or street addresses for any person other than entrant, or otherwise infringes on the privacy of any person other than an entrant; (vi) communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive image and good will of Sponsor’s brand; and/or (vii) violates any law. Any Content Submissions that contain, depict or show such content; that exceed any required file size or length limits imposed by the Sponsor or any third party social media site; and/or that violate these Content Submission requirements and/or the terms of these Official Rules will be disqualified. The Sponsor has no duty to screen Content Submissions, but the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify and remove any Content Submission that it finds to be inappropriate or not suitable for publication, that does not comply with these Official Rules, or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the Promotion.If the Content Submission contains an identifiable person other than the entrant who submitted the Content Submission, by submitting the Content Submission, the entrant represents and warrants that he/she has obtained the consent of such person to the use of the Content Submission as outlined herein and such person may be required to provide written consent to the Promotion Entities’ use of the Content Submission.By submitting a Content Submission, entrant explicitly acknowledges and agrees that for a period of ten (10) years, renewable at the Sponsor’s option, the Sponsor and its legal representatives, successors and assigns shall have the irrevocable, worldwide right to license, sub-license, edit, alter, post, reproduce, publicly display and publish, in any media, including online, any or all material which you upload to any websites (including, without limitation, social media sites) associated with the Promotion, with or without first and/or last name credit to the entrant without any additional consideration or approvals from or to entrant, and entrant explicitly waives all moral rights in such materials.

    Content Submissions that attempt to restrict this right or waiver will not be considered. Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her Content Submission is original, complies with any applicable community guidelines, terms of use, and any other binding terms on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram, does not contain any material that would defame or otherwise violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including patents, copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, complies with these Official Rules, and will not violate any federal, state, provincial, territorial, or local laws or ordinances.

    Entries that do not include any required hashtag and messages not received by Sponsor will not be eligible and will be disqualified. Bulk, automated and/or third party entries are prohibited and will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address, Twitter account, Instagram account, or Facebook account. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the pertinent Twitter/Instagram/Facebook account will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to the Sponsor or forfeit the prize. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Promotion at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Normal Internet access, phone, and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply.

  1. SELECTION OF WINNERS: During the course of the Promotion Period, the Sponsor will select the name of a maximum of twelve (12) potential winners, one per day of the Promotion Period, in a random drawing from among all entries received the previous day by 11:59 pm Eastern. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received at the time of each respective drawing. Within twenty-four (24) hours after each potential winner has been selected, the potential winner will be notified by email and/or by a message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, depending on which platform was used by the potential winner to submit his/her winning entry. Except where legally prohibited, each potential winner must contact Stormy Kromer within seven (7) days of being notified. If a potential winner cannot be contacted in person via email or via Instagram/Twitter/Facebook (as applicable) within seven (7) days, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which any remaining prizes will remain un-awarded.
  1. PRIZES: Twelve (12) winners will each receive the Wish he/she posted or tweeted about in his/her winning entry. Maximum total ARV of each prize: $299.99. Maximum total ARV of all prizes to be awarded: $3299.89. Limit one (1) prize per person and per household. In the event that the Wish associated with a prize winner’s winning entry contains more than one (1) item, or in the event there is any ambiguity as to which item the prize winner referred to in his/her Wish, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to require the prize winner to select one of the items referenced, displayed, or contained in his/her entry that he or she wishes to receive as his/her prize. Winners will be encouraged, but not required, to post a photo of their prize after receiving their prize to their social media accounts (“Prize Photo”). If a winner posts a Prize Photo, the winner agrees to comply with the Content Submission requirements set forth above, and agrees to the Sponsor’s use and modification of the Prize Photo for promotional purposes as set forth by Section 8 of these Official Rules. Prize Restrictions: Any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of prizes not specifically stated herein are the sole responsibility of the individual prize winner. Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. If the value of the Wish named in a winner’s entry is less than $299.99, the winner will not be entitled to receive the difference in cash or credit.
  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems; computer or software malfunctions or damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware); technical failures; or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise. Proof of sending or submission of entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, any website associated with the Promotion, and/or the legitimate operation of the Promotion; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
  1. RELEASE & LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree that Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION OR IN ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE INTERNET SITE (WWW.STORMYKROMER.COM) OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO TRAVEL CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING WWW.STORMYKROMER.COM, AND ALL PRIZES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited by law, winners grant to sponsor (which grant will be confirmed in writing on request of sponsor), and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers, and those acting pursuant to its authority, the irrevocable worldwide right and permission to print, publish, broadcast, and use, in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, each winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, and biographical information for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes (including the announcement of his or her name on television or radio broadcast or social media platform) without additional consideration, compensation, permission, or notification. By submitting an entry, entrant agrees that all content submissions that entrant may submit to sponsor or otherwise post in connection with this promotion are deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and sponsor shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such content submissions. Sponsor shall be free to edit, exploit, modify, publish, reproduce, use, disclose, disseminate and distribute the content submission to others without limitation in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world for any purpose without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third-party. Entrant hereby grants to sponsor and its legal representatives, successors and assigns, for a period of ten (10) years, renewable at the sponsor’s option, an irrevocable, and world-wide license to use the content submission in any form or format and to modify the same, and acknowledges and agrees that if sponsor does use the content submission, entrant shall not be entitled to any credit, consideration, notice or payments of any kind. Entrant waives any moral rights he or she may have to the content submission, and agrees that if sponsor elects to use content submission for any purpose, all rights under copyright or other intellectual property rights which may result from that relating to entrant’s content submission or from use of the same by sponsor shall be the sole property of sponsor. Entrant further agrees that if sponsor elects to use entrant’s content, submission, entrant will execute any documents requested by sponsor regarding this assignment. IF ANY USE BY SPONSOR OF THE CONTENT SUBMISSION CAUSES IT TO BE LIABLE TO ANY THIRD-PARTY, ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVE AND ALL RELATED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, COSTS, JUDGMENTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES) WHICH IT INCURS AS A RESULT OF ITS USE OF THE CONTENT SUBMISSION.
  1. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in the state of Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Michigan.
  2. PRIVACY: Sponsor and Sponsor’s agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives or service providers may use entrants’ and/or referrals’ personal information submitted with entry for purposes of prize fulfillment and/or for future marketing by Sponsor, such as to notify them of a product or promotion that Sponsor thinks may be of interest.
  3. OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules, visit http://blog.stormykromer.com/blog/2015/12/04/stormy-wish-giveaway-2015. For a list of winners available after December 31, 2015, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by February 28, 2016 to: Stormy Kromer Holiday Wish List Promotion Winners, 1238 Wall Street, Ironwood, MI 49938. Vermont residents may exclude return postage when requesting the Official Rules.

Stormy Kromer Gives Thanks & Giveaway

Give Thanks

It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we are grateful for. We asked a few of our employees what they are thankful for this holiday season. Here’s what they said:

SK Employees Give Thanks

I’m thankful for the simple things in life, like a Friday night spent at home, with a glass of wine, a good movie, and my hubby. – Andrea

I’m thankful to have a caring family, especially a brother, that gives the best advice in any situation. – Bonnie

I am thankful for sports! With all of the conflict in the world, it’s nice to have something to watch and forget about everything else. – Joel

I’m thankful for the opportunities I’m given every day. – Suzanne

I am thankful to get up and come to my job every day hoping to help at least one person. – Becky

And last but not least, we’re all thankful for YOU, our customers. To show just how grateful we are, we’re giving away three $500 gift certificates! Just place an order from November 16-25 and you are entered to win.*

Good luck, happy shopping and best wishes for a great holiday season!

*No purchase necessary to enter. See below for the full list of rules and entry methods.

Stormy Kromer® “Gives Thanks” Sweepstakes (“Promotion”)

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. ELIGIBILITY:Promotion is open only to legal adult residents of the 50 United States (including District of Columbia), the age of majority or older in their state or district of residence at the time of entry.  Employees of Stormy Kromer, USA (“Stormy Kromer” or “Sponsor”) and its parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, sales representatives, distributors, agents, and vendors involved with this Promotion, and the immediate family and household members of all such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations
  2. TIMING: The Promotion begins on November 16, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on November 25, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”).  Sponsor’s timeclock shall be the official timekeeper for all Promotion purposes.  Evidence of submitting an entry does not constitute evidence that Sponsor received such entry during the Promotion Period.
  3. TO PARTICIPATE: Simply make any purchase through the Stormy Kromer website at www.stormykromer.com during the Promotion Period using a credit, debit or gift card accepted by the site, and the transaction will automatically be entered into the drawing for a prize.  Individual purchases made during the Promotion Period will automatically be entered, but only one entry per day per person per email account.Alternate Method of Entry:  Alternatively, you may enter without making a purchase by hand printing your first and last name and email address on a 3″ x 5″ card and mailing it during the Promotion Period in a properly stamped envelope postmarked no later than November 25, 2015 and received by December 2, 2015 to: Stormy Kromer “Gives Thanks” Sweepstakes AMOE, 1234 Wall Street, Ironwood, MI 49938. Limit one (1) entry per person per day per email account during the Promotion Period (total maximum number of entries per person per email account: ten (10)).Any entries submitted in an effort to exceed the allowable number of entries, and all other entries by such potential entrant, shall be void.  Entrant must have a valid email address in order to enter the Promotion.  In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry will be deemed the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to the Sponsor or forfeit the prize. Normal Internet access, phone, and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply.
  4. SELECTION OF WINNERS:  Shortly after December 2, 2015, the Sponsor will randomly select three (3) qualifying entries to receive a prize.  The odds of receiving a prize are based on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. All potential winners will be notified by email based on the contact information provided to Sponsor in connection with the entry.  Failure to respond to the initial verification within five (5) days of notification or return of notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts will result in disqualification. If any notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the originally selected winner will forfeit the prize in its entirety and an alternate winner may be selected by random draw.  Award of a prize and confirmation of winner is contingent upon potential winner’s qualifications and compliance with these Official Rules. If the prize is forfeited or unable to be awarded to a potential winner for any reason, Sponsor may award the prize to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
  5. PRIZES:  Three (3) winners will each receive a $500 Stormy Kromer gift card.  Maximum total ARV of all prizes to be awarded: $1,500. Limit one (1) prize per person and per household. Prizes may be subject to limitations and restrictions as stated on the prize or in the prize materials.  Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of a prize not specifically stated herein are the sole responsibility of the individual prize winner. Prizes cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, destroyed, damaged or stolen prizes.
  6. GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entry information; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems; computer or software malfunctions or damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware); technical failures; or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise. Proof of purchase will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term herein shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, any website associated with the Promotion, and/or the legitimate operation of the Promotion; to violate these terms; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these terms; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible, non-suspect purchases received up to the time of the impairment. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
  7. RELEASE & LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree that Sponsor, and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION OR IN ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE INTERNET SITE (WWW.STORMYKROMER.COM) OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.
  8. PUBLICITY, LIABILITY & ELIGIBILITY RELEASE:  Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s consent that their photo, name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used by Sponsor in any medium worldwide for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation or consent.  If requested, each potential winner who accepts a prize must complete an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity consent (collectively, “Documents”) within fourteen (14) days of Sponsor’s request.  If the potential winner fails to complete, sign, and return the Documents within the required time period, the prize may be forfeited.
  9. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in the state of Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Michigan.
  10. PRIVACY: Sponsor and Sponsor’s agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives or service providers may use entrants’ and/or referrals’ personal information submitted with entry for purposes of prize fulfillment or as otherwise stated herein and/or for future marketing by Sponsor, such as to notify them of a product or promotion that Sponsor thinks may be of interest.
  11. WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners available after January 31, 2016, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by February 28, 2016 to: Stormy Kromer “Gives Thanks” Sweepstakes Winners, 1238 Wall Street, Ironwood, MI 49938.
  12. SPONSOR:  Stormy Kromer USA, 1238 Wall Street, Ironwood, MI 49938.

Introducing the Peninsula Collaboration

Wolverine X Stormy Kromer: The Peninsula Collaboration

In 1883, Wolverine founder G.A. Krause set out to build a company based on his dream of making fine footwear with long-lasting comfort and quality craftsmanship, revolutionizing the industry with attention to detail and new materials.

In 1903, George “Stormy” Kromer built a warm and functional cap to withstand the harsh weather as he worked as a brakeman for the railway, which soon become an iconic style of the time.

Now, two Peninsulas unite to bring you a collaboration from two Michigan companies that embodies the legendary vision of their founders. Hand Craftsmanship. Quality Materials. Classic Style. For the builders and dreamers of today, Wolverine and Stormy Kromer introduce the Peninsula Collaboration.

And today, you can enter to win your own pair of Peninsula Boots and a Peninsula Cap! Featuring iconic red/black plaid wool and genuine full-grain leather from the renowned Horween Leather Company, the American craftsmanship can be seen in every stitch.

Enter below by following Wolverine and Stormy Kromer on social media. We’ll choose 5 lucky winners who will each receive a pair of boots and a cap. Enter by midnight central time, November 13, 2015.

Don’t want to wait for the giveaway? Purchase The Peninsula Cap here. Look for The Peninsula Boots to be available for purchase in November at www.wolverine.com. We’ll let you know when they are available!

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Stormy Kromer Father’s Day Giveaway

Get Your Father's Day Order Free Still haven’t found that perfect gift for Dad or Grandpa? Shop with Stormy Kromer this weekend (June 13 and 14) for a chance to get your order free. Simply order at www.stormykromer.com before midnight central time on Sunday, June 14 and Monday morning we’ll draw 5 lucky winners whose orders will be free.

Need some gift ideas? Check our most recent Gift Guide blog posts and place your order!

Stormy Kromer® Father’s Day 2015 Giveaway (“Promotion”) OVERVIEW:  Purchase your Father’s Day gifts from stormykromer.com and five winners will have their purchase amount refunded.

  1. ELIGIBILITY:Promotion is open only to legal adult residents of the 50 United States (including District of Columbia), 18 years of age or older (and not a minor in state of residence) at time of entry.  Employees of Stormy Kromer, USA (“Stormy Kromer” or “Sponsor”) and its parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, sales representatives, distributors, agents, and vendors involved with this Promotion, and the immediate family and household members of all such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. 
  1. TIMING/REFUNDS: The Promotion begins on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Five (5) winning purchases will be selected in a random drawing on or about June 22, 2015 from all eligible purchases received during the Promotion Period to receive a refund of the purchase price of any single qualifying transaction, as evidenced by Sponsor’s cash register receipts which reflect a single purchase of any one product or multiple products that are purchased at the same time under the same, singular method of payment.  Taxes on the purchase price are the responsibility of the purchaser and will not be refunded by Sponsor.
  1. TO PARTICIPATE: Simply make any purchase through the Stormy Kromer website at www.stromykromer.com during the Promotion Period using a credit, debit or gift card accepted by the site, and the transaction will automatically be entered into a drawing for a refund.  All individual purchases made during the Promotion Period will automatically be entered, so an individual who makes multiple individual purchases during the Promotion Period will have multiple chances to win.  However, only the individual qualifying purchase amount selected as a winner shall be refunded.  The purchaser of the selected winner may not aggregate multiple purchases for the refund or substitute a different qualifying purchase amount for a refund.
  1. SELECTION OF WINNERS:  Shortly after the Promotion Period, the Sponsor will randomly select five (5) qualifying purchases to receive a refund of the purchase price that will be applied against the credit, debit or gift card used to make the purchase.  The odds of receiving a refund are based on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. All potential winners will be notified by phone, mail or email based on the contact information Sponsor collects.  Failure to respond to the initial verification within five (5) days of notification or return of notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts will result in disqualification. If any notification or refund is returned as undeliverable, the originally selected winner will forfeit the refund in its entirety and an alternate winner may be selected by random draw.  Award of refund and confirmation of winner is contingent upon potential winner’s qualification and compliance with these rules. If there is any dispute regarding the identity of the winner, the refund will be awarded to the individual owner of the account for the instrument used for purchase.  If the refund is forfeited or unable to be awarded to a potential winner for any reason, Sponsor will award an applicable refund to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible purchase entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which any remaining refunds will remain un-awarded. If the winner accepts the refund, the products that were the subject of the winning purchase may not be returned for cash or an additional refund but may be exchanged for a proper size or alternate item of the same price.  One refund per person.
  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entry information; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems; computer or software malfunctions or damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware); technical failures; or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise. Proof of purchase will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term herein shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, any website associated with the Promotion, and/or the legitimate operation of the Promotion; to violate these terms; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these terms; or (b) award the refunds at random from among the eligible, non-suspect purchases received up to the time of the impairment. No more than the stated number of refunds will be awarded.

  1. RELEASE & LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree that Sponsor, and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any refund.  ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE REFUND, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION OR IN ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE INTERNET SITE (WWW.STORMYKROMER.COM) OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.
  1. PUBLICITY RELEASE:  Except where prohibited, acceptance of a refund constitutes winner’s consent that their photo, name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used by Sponsor in any medium worldwide for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation or consent.
  1. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any refund awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in the state of Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Michigan.
  1. WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners available after June 30, 2015, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by August 31, 2015 to: Stormy Kromer Father’s Day Promotion Winners, 1234 Wall Street, Ironwood, MI 49938.

Meet Living Legend Finalist Elizabeth Tigue

Nominated by: Bethany Dunning, friend & colleague
Back in 2006, I met Liz, a high school biology teacher, at an after-work function. Several short weeks later, I was out in the woods with Liz, chaperoning a wilderness survival trip with 40+ high schoolers, along with her husband Tim. Liz grew up in the outdoors, and is a true outdoorswoman. Liz and Tim have raised their kids to be fantastic, balanced human beings, teaching them to love the outdoors as they both do, taking them hunting and fishing, and having them spend time with their Aunt Lisa, a paleontologist and geology professor, hunting for rocks and fossils. Their daughter Megan loves raising her chickens and spending time in the woods with her bow, as well as being an amazing Irish dancer (a hobby that she shares with her mom!). Brian is all boy, and is right there with his sister in the woods. And every November, Liz and Tim embarked into the wilds of northern Michigan to pass on their love of the outdoors to a new set of suburban teens, during which time they experienced rain and snow, sun and clouds, windy and still conditions. Tim took one for the team several years back and went “swimming” in the cold November waters of the Manistee River to help out 2 high schoolers who had tipped their canoe.

About 3 years ago Tim was diagnosed with lymphoma, but continued to go on the trip. Even the year that he wasn’t strong enough to paddle, he drove a chase vehicle on the trip, and slept on the ground with the rest of us, on a trip that included 4 straight days of cold November rain. Less than a year later, Tim, Liz’s rock, lost his battle with cancer.

Liz continues to be an amazing mother to her 2 kids, and continues to take kids into the woods every November, just so that they have what may be their first experience in a world without electricity and cell service, guiding them through the ups and downs of paddling and camping, just to pass on her love.

Charity: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Hometown: Rochester, MI

Meet Living Legend finalist Joe Pettorini

Nominated by: Tim Obukowicz, fellow volunteer & Melissa Nieman, friend
We nominate 63-year-old Joseph “Ironman Joe” Pettorini for his dedication to his love of sports, Mother Nature, and his volunteer work for our local YMCA.

Locally, his endurance activities are legendary. He has participated in 238 triathlons, 6 Ironman-length triathlons and over 37 running marathons. He has also completed the Ice Age 50-mile trail run and the 4-day Minnesota Border to Border competition. Joe is an avid snowshoe racer, having competed in the 2011 National Snowshoe Racing Championships, and is on the planning board for the Treehaven Snowshoe Race. In May, 2008 he kayaked the entire 430-mile length of the Wisconsin River. Joe bicycled around Lake Superior in 2010 with a friend and their journey was featured in several magazines. His current dream is to compete in the New Zealand International Ironman Distance Triathlon before turning 65.

His work as a YMCA of the Northwoods volunteer is just as impressive. Joe is at the Y at least 20 hours a week, and willing to do anything – from picking up a paint brush to handing out candy on Halloween to dressing up as an elf for Christmas. Joe’s most memorable volunteer moment was riding a spinning bike for 6 hours in our lobby to raise funds for our Strong Kids Campaign. The Strong Kids Campaign ensures no child is turned away from the Y due to financial circumstances. The Strong Kids Campaign also applies to adults seeking financial assistance to participate in or be a member of the YMCA. In 2011 he was named Volunteer of the Year.

We never have to ask him to help, he is always there saying, “When do you need me?” When asked why he loves to help us so much (especially why he dressed up as an elf) he said, “I was never blessed with children, and I loved seeing them smiling, happy, and having fun.”

We could go on all day about Ironman Joe. You truly have not met someone like him, he is family to everyone he meets and we are beyond blessed to have him in our lives. He is truly worthy of the title “Stormy Kromer Living Legend.”

Charity: YMCA of the Northwoods

Hometown: Rhinelander, WI

Meet Living Legend Finalist Harvey “Bill” Morrison

Nominated by: Beth Morrison, daughter
My dad has been my hero my entire life but I didn’t fully come to appreciate him until I was much older. As a young 19 year old he was off to WWII and stepped up early on for the tough and dangerous role of a glider paratrooper. He brought his fearlessness and strong work ethic back home to Detroit at the end of the war, his Purple Heart in hand.

Dad, now married to my mom and a new father, worked hard to save funds to work toward his dream of owning his own business. After being sidetracked with being called back to serve again during the Korean War, he and my mom finally made that dream a reality.

With his love for northern Michigan, he brought his growing family of 3 kids to Hillman and bought a small grocery store. Our family grew and so did the business. My dad still found time to attend his now 5 children’s sporting events, serve on the school board, volunteer at church and help the community. One time in an awful snowstorm I recall helping him deliver groceries on a snowmobile to older folks who were snowed in. He was always looking out for his neighbors. Dad hired so many Hillman teens at the store that decades later he still receives phone calls and visits from these now much older adults.

And still at 87 years old you will see Dad ringing the Salvation Army bell for hours in the cold and with his Stormy Kromer on – he has been ringing that bell for over 60 years! His love for family, his community, his friends and his faith have left strong marks on the lives of my siblings and so many others. He is one of a kind and a true living legend.

Charity: Salvation Army

Hometown: Hillman, MI

Meet Living Legend Finalist Rheba Mabie

Nominated by: Patricia Mabie, Mother
Nothing means more to Rheba than to fulfill her lifelong dream to become a veterinarian! While she may have faced roadblocks, she is determined not to allow anything else to deter her. Many would have started a career in veterinary medicine earlier in their lives but she is determined her life experiences have made her even more qualified to be a superb veterinarian.

Explaining the experiences that have made her who she is today is no easy task. Her work ethic and compassion began in early childhood as she realized she should be appreciative of everything she was able to accomplish. Her brother Hammie was totally mentally and physically handicapped and watching him struggle to breathe and being unable to do tasks most take for granted like moving or eating made her try to do the most with the gifts she had been given. Having Hammie in her life she felt was a blessing, and she worked hard at all she did, whether it was academics, athletics or personal relationships. This drive continues during her years now at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

Rheba excelled in all aspects from academics to athletics. She was her high school’s valedictorian and one of the top 4 students in the country chosen by USA Today. Rheba was a 4 year high school All State Girls’ Tennis Player and All State Girls’ Golf Player. She was not only an American Junior Golf Association Rolex All-American during high school but also an All-American Academic Golf Scholar at UW-Madison.

Rheba was doing well at UW-Madison and was making great strides towards veterinary school when she was forced to take a medical leave. Her health issues that began in college were finally diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. She eventually completed her degree through an extended degree program while helping her mother care for her ailing grandmother and aged godmother. She thought no doors were open for her as she was about as far from veterinary school as she could be. A school district was in desperate need of a teacher and she accepted a position teaching high school math.

After being diagnosed with MS in 1999, Rheba traveled down another life-changing path. She went to a Minnesota clown school led by veterans from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses in the summer of 2000. She donned a lavender wig, purple dress and size 20 shoes to become “Tutu Cute” the Clown. Within four years, Rheba won so many competitions that she was inducted into the Midwest Clown Association Hall of Fame.

Rheba began to play competitive golf again in 2005. In 2006 she progressed to the round of 16 at the 2006 USGA Ladies Mid-Am. In 2009 Rheba won the Wisconsin State Stroke play and was named 2009 Player of the Year. She has been chosen to represent the state of Wisconsin at the USGA National Team Championships in ‘07, ’09, ’11, and ’13.

Rheba became a science and agriculture teacher but in her heart still wanted to be a veterinarian. She has helped show the top Old English Sheep dog at the Westminster Dog Show in NYC for many years. Her love of animals has never waned. In ’12 she applied for the School of Veterinary Medicine at the UW and was accepted.

Rheba has persevered through the adversity and has endured. Rheba is a national MS patient advocate who uses her abilities as a golfer, clown, teacher and soon to be veterinarian to prove that life certainly can go on if you are unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with MS. Rheba is the ultimate Stormy Kromer Living Legend 2014.

Charity: University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Hometown: Madison, WI

Meet Living Legend Finalist Chris Hillier!

Nominated by: Sandra Lowe, friend
Christopher Hillier is not a man who talks about a “mission.” He doesn’t claim to be any more than a man who loves to hike…long distances. Anybody who agrees to go for a walk with Christopher already knows he can go for miles and miles. This hiking man has been on countless trails for months at a time and still revels in the joy of walking anytime, with anyone. Christopher takes the time to include individuals for whom hiking is a challenge. He encourages virtually every person he meets to “get your boots on let’s hit the trail.”

Christopher is an Army veteran and has represented Burning Boots, a hiking group of veterans who are seeking solace and health through walking in nature. He also walked, or “hiked,” non-stop in May 2013 to raise money for the American Cancer Society at the 24-hour Relay for Life. He led a group of vision-impaired young people on a hike through western Michigan. Christopher also crossed the state with a bicyclist who uses a prosthetic leg. He encourages and inspires everyone around him to get moving. Overweight, Asperger’s Syndrome, elderly, young people…these are all individuals who have walked with Christopher and have been moved, literally, by him. His generous acts of inclusion make him a Living Legend.

In addition to hiking, Christopher also educates those around him. He has given talks at a local library and several hiking associations, as well as quasi-governmental agencies, giving advice on gear, terrain, survival, and anything else a person about to go on a hike would need to know. Christopher was nominated for the Governor’s Fitness Award and optimized the opportunity of speaking with Governor Snyder to talk about the importance of accessible and connected trails in Michigan.

No, Christopher isn’t on a mission. But this remarkable man has a vision that anybody who wants to walk should not have obstacles in order to do so. He has taught me and many others that the only real obstacle is lack of motivation.

Charity: American Cancer Society

Hometown: Taylor, MI

Meet Living Legend Finalist Adam Freeburg

Nominated by: Brooke Freeburg, wife
9 years ago, I met Adam just two weeks before he fell over 40 feet while rock climbing. He never once complained about his broken back, leg, or other various broken bones, which luckily have all healed. Through those 9 years I’ve gotten to see how much Adam loves life, and all things outdoors – from skiing the back country in the Tetons and Washington State to rock climbing (against my wishes). He is an Archeologist, PhD Student, Father, Mountain Biker, Hunter, Fisherman, Rock Climber, and Awesome Husband.

Adam is an amazing human being who gives so much of himself to everyone around him. To know Adam is to love him. Adam deserves to be a Living Legend because of his love of life. Much like Stormy Kromer, Adam loves baseball and all things outdoors. If he COULD sleep in a tent 365 days a year he would, but that would mean that I would have to lock the doors at night myself. Unlike George he doesn’t have a temper, but he deserves to be a Living Legend for putting up with mine (among everything else). When we found out that we were going to have a son, he said he wanted to start him out right in life. A few days later a small red Stormy Kromer arrived in the mail.

Charity: Don Jones Foundation

Hometown: Fairbanks, AK