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Barry Ansley
Ambassador Frank and Kathy Baxter
John and Cindy Blevins
Sally and Jim Burkholder
Nancy and Rick Burroughs
Tench and Simone Coxe
Tim and Melissa Draper
Grady and Lori Durham
David and Nina Fialkow
Dick and Ann Flannery
Google Inc.
Brian Knez
David and Betty Jones
Flip Video Spotlight for Nonprofits
Michael and Anna Horvath
Larry and Melissa Kurtz
Preston Johnson and Vicki Martin
Steven Graham and Christina Morin
Peter and Nancy Prowitt
Karen and John Sabatino
Rich and Liz Salem
The Anschutz Foundation
The Block Family Foundation
The General Mills Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Salmon Foundation
The William E. Simon, Jr. Foundation
Rich Suddock
Chris Toomey
Leslie Woods
Kent Womack
YouTube Nonprofit Channel

Jen Berylson
Scott and Anne Blackmun
Bill Bradley
Dave Burke
Dylan Casey
Chris Chisam
Clint and Kelly Clemens
Karen and Everett Cook
Harvey Dale
Dave Dietz
Mike and Mindy Egan
Marsha Feinberg
Julie Foudy
Frank and Roberta Gagliano
Mark Gainey
Nancy Gist
Jess Gunter
Kevin Guthrie
Jane Hardy
Chuck Harris
Mark Henderson
Dave Hodgson
Karen Irish
Jeff Johnson
Martha Keeley
Sanjay Konanahalli
Johann Koss
Sarah Krimmel
Cindy Laba
Chris Lear
Jamie McJunkin
Chris Milliman
John Miottel
Jim Ochowicz
Michael O’Neil
Steph Pare
Tom Patterson
Ann Rodriguez
Victah Sailer
David Salem
Trent Staley
Cheryl Treworgy
John Wood

Community Partners
Adams State College
Alamosa High School
Alamosa Police Department
Big Bear High School
Blaine County Recreation Department
Boyd Elementary School
Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver
Boys and Girls Club of South Minneapolis
Boys and Girls Club of Chula Vista
Boys and Girls Club of Colorado Springs
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica
Boys and Girls Club of Southside Village
Burke Mountain Ski and Ride Program
Cambridge Jets Youth Track Club
Cascade School District
Chula Vista Junior High School
Chula Vista Public Libraries
City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation
The Community School
Concordia University
Del Norte High School
Eastlake Community Church
Eastlake Middle School
Eastlake Youth Track Club
East Peoria Regional High School
Ecker Hill International Middle School
Edinburg CISD
Evans Elementary School
Eugene South High School
The John Cooper School
Girls on the Run
Hayward Primary School
Hemingway Elementary School
Heritage Community Center
High Tech High
Hillcrest Elementary School
La Mesa Intergenerational Games
Lac Courte Oreilles Native American Reservation
Little Bellas Mentoring Program
Mammoth Elementary School
New Hingham Elementary School
New Haven YMCA
Orange Coast College
Ortega Middle School
Osborn Elementary
Randall Elementary School
Rolling Readers
Salt Creek Community Center
Sand Lake Elementary School
SLV Immigrant Resource Center
South Bay Family Crisis Center
Sunset Hills Elementary School
Tiffany Elementary School
Valley Vista Elementary School
Wood River YMCA
Woodland Park Middle School
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region
Youthline Programs

In the Arena wishes to extend a special note of gratitude to the photographers who allowed us to use their images on this site:

Clint Clemens is responsible for most of the stunning lifestyle and athletic photos featured on the homepage, all of which continue to take our breath away every time we see them. Not only are the images arresting, but it requires significant mental gymnastics just to figure out how Clint got himself in a position to take a few of the shots. He’s a consummate professional and an innovator in the field, and we are hugely grateful for his generous contributions to our work.

Chris Milliman of contributed photos of mountain bike, cyclo-cross, road bike, track, crew, speedskating and Nordic ski racing. All of them remind us of the grace, the beauty and the power of sport. Many thanks to Chris for having the wisdom to take the photos and the magnanimity to lend them to us.

Victah Sailer of photorun.NET took the photos of Tim Broe leading the Athens Olympic 5000m final. Yes, that’s Hicham El Guerrouj, Craig Mottram and Kenenisa Bekele behind Tim. Victah also took the Athens Olympic steeplechase photo, which we defy you to ponder without experiencing wonder at the runners’ fluidity if not also awe at Victah’s skills. He also took the photos of Sara Hall winning the 2006 Fifth Avenue Mile and then standing post-race draped in the American flag, perennial favorites both.

Cheryl Treworgy of contributed photos of javelin thrower Mike Hazle; Porter Gifford took the shot of Zinnia Hull in the ski goggles; Joanne Stout of Veterans Park Recreation Center took some photos of one of the Arena programs happening in Chula Vista. To them and all the unnamed parents, supporters and amateur photographers who contributed to the inspiring aesthetics of our site: thank you.