Allie Kopcho, a local high school student in Star Valley, Wyoming, was nominated for our January WOW rider.
She has had 4 knee surgeries in the last 4 years. This will be her first winter, she has been given the Doctor's thumbs up to go snowmobiling again. She likes hunting, is a gymnastics coach, and has a few pet skunks.
Check out her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kopchoskunk/
We asked Allie, "Many of our off-road summer and winter trails are being closed every year. Explain how your involvement could help keep our trails open?"
I feel that educating people on the positive side of motorized sports and the effects it has on the area it key. For example : snowmobiling helps our wildlife travel easier in certain areas due to packed trails. When we are out in our untouched lands, we always pick up after other people. Just because others are disrespectful doesn't mean I am. Show respect and educate.
Allie, joined us on our BoxY Lodge Ride, Dine and Overnight Stay.
Thank you to Adventure Snowmobile Rental in Alpine, Wyoming - Rev It Up Girls Gear Closet supplying her with a Monosuit / Boots & Holly her Aunt and Ginny her Cousin, for coming on the ride with us in making this a terrific experience for Allie.
Mary Spangler, was nominated a WOW rider on our Rev It Up Girls Ride in Montana . She is retired school teacher, who loves the outdoors . She lives in her tiny tiny home in the cold snowy mountains of Montana, and never ridden a snowmobile until this year . She uses her snowmobile to transport water back to her cistern all winter long. Sadly a few years, ago she lost her only child to to a car accident, no fault of her child, which is the most hardest feeling to endure as a Mom.
We new she didn't have the funds to get the proper riding gear. Our Wow Program, came to her rescue . EWT donated a custom monosuit, and Rev It Up Girls donated a brand new high end avalanche beacon, probe, shovel and radio.
From Mary " Susan Johnston, Eva K , Stephanie Smith , and all of you from Rev it up Girls: I am still pinching myself to see if if I'm awake and not dreaming. This gesture is so full of love, generosity, encouragement, and proof that there are genuinely good people to boost your spirit in a world that sometimes can bring you to your knees. This gift and your love have touched my heart and lifted my spirits more than you will ever know. Your gift is one that keeps on giving as I now have the means to continue to enjoy this sport that I fell in love with the first day I went riding just four short rides ago. I am forever indebted to this wonderful group of women who are making a difference in so many women's lives. Women empowering other women!!! There's nothing better. I love you guys!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart."