Georgia Blair, Banana George! Don't Wait for Life to Happen, Make it Happen
Wednesday, July 18th @ BWML 7PM
Inspiration, Legend, Senior Superstar: An evening to celebrate Banana George with his daughter, author Georgia Blair, and a new biography about Steamboat’s famous Honorary Snowboard Ambassador!
Whether it was car racing with Prince Albert of Monaco, water skiing for King Hussein of Jordan, being interviewed by David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey, or snowboarding with his grandsons, Banana George had a huge appetite for life. Known for being a five-time Guinness Book of World Records holder, he was also inducted into the Water Ski Hall of Fame. As an entrepreneur, he is recognized for innovation. He did all this while wearing his signature color—yellow—and handing out bananas to everyone. In this biography, you will discover how Banana George overcame his disability at age 40 to become a world-renowned barefoot water skier and intrepid showman. You’ll marvel at his zest for life.
Banana George was an icon in water ski barefooting. At age 75, he learned to snowboard. He became Steamboat’s Honorary Snowboard Ambassador, and my close friend. He loved to share his enthusiasm. His life was an inspiration to me and his story will be an inspiration to you. — Billy Kidd, Olympic Skiing Medalist and World Champion.