Industry Press Release

Coming This Week to Vail with Chaos Headwear Fall Inspire 2.0, Chris Anthony’s Youth Initiative Project


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Steamboat Springs, CO (August 31, 2015) — On September 4, 2015, 9-11pm, the Carrie Fell Gallery, located on the upper-tier of Solaris in the heart of the Vail Village, will open its doors after-hours to help long-time local, Chris Anthony, along with loyal and enthusiastic VIP’s and Vail Valley sports enthusiasts, launch support for his Youth Initiative Project, INSPIRE 2.0.

Gallery owner and artist, Carrie Fell has created an original painting to support Chris Anthony’s mission, which was inspired by Photographer Jack Affleck’s quintessential photograph of Chris that is well known to his enthusiasts and supporters. Fell’s original painting will be unveiled for both a sneak-peek and a unique opportunity for early bidding. (that’s why we can’t show it here). Other highlights of the evening will include a custom crafted cocktail contest featuring Svedka Vodka and Casa Noble Tequila by two favorite local mixologists, Peter Christy and Brad Reefer, paired with the culinary excellence of Chef Richard A. Bailey. Proceeds will go to benefit Anthony’s Youth Initiative Project.

Chaos veteran Chris Anthony, of Anthony Adventures and the founder of the Youth Initiative Project, is a longtime Chaos spokesperson. “We are honored to be a major sponsor of the event and kick off the fall winter season with this influential launch,” explains, Gary Supple, US Sales Director for Chaos Headwear.

Anthony explains his genuine regard for Fells’ work and his gratitude, “I became very aware of Carrie Fell when her art touched the world I love; SKIING. Carrie was the featured artist of the 2015 World Championship in Downhill ski racing; and her work was selected as the image of the ‘World Championships.’ She works the canvas with enormous energy and represents the dynamics of the sport with the right kinesthetic representation…When I saw it (her work), I wanted to be part of it.  Everything about her touch of the subject to the canvases screamed fun excitement.  It represents the way I attempt to see the world.”

Chris Anthony Youth Initiative, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for youth, works to introduce young men and women to educational enrichment opportunities. Last Fall 2014, Anthony and his Youth Initiative Project were recognized on Governor Hickenlooper’s  “Day of Inspiration,” at the annual YIP Kick Off event with ski industry leaders, world class athletes, and this year’s scholarship award-winner, Ellie Gober. Through his YIP, Chris visits schools and utilizes a multimedia presentation from his Warren Miller Film to guide kids on a global journey. His resume of expertise includes: writing for several publications, co-authoring a guidebook, screen writing, hosting television programming, being a Heliguide and a motivational speaker.

Participating sponsors include:  CTR – CHAOS HATS, CARRIE FELL FINE ART, SVEDA Vodka, Casa Noble by Jeff Redden & Constellation Brands and favorite local Chef, Richard A. Bailey, with his Chef-owned and operated TASTE 5 Catering.

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Headquartered in Montreal, Canada with global offices in the USA, Europe and Asia – the Chaos & CTR headwear brands, conceived more than 15 years ago, have evolved into a world leader in the accessory collection of fashion & ‘cold-weather’ technical headwear.   Chaos & CTR are sold throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For sixty years, Do-Gree Fashions Ltd, the parent company of Chaos & CTR Headwear, has ensured that their customers’ needs have been expertly serviced by the most comprehensive program of fashion and performance winter & summer headwear to be found globally.

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