PATRICK ORTON 1988-2013
LIVE YOUR DREAMS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Patrick was a passionate man who mentored many people with his energy, friendship, enthusiasm and boundless love. He was a leader who followed his dreams with a huge, open heart. He was always one of the first people to lend a helping hand when someone was in need. Patrick was living his dream and encouraged others to follow theirs. With these traits in mind, we felt that the best way to remember Patrick and for him to continue to help and inspire our community would be through a scholarship fund. Many people wanted to help and we all felt that the scholarship seemed like the perfect avenue to pass some of Patrick's energy and vision on to others. We have formed a non-profit corporation so that any one can donate and get a tax deduction. 2016 Live Your Dreams Scholarship Recipient - Jordan Kamauoha
The Edge of the World
A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth
September 1, 2017 - Patrick Orton’s photo was chosen for the cover. Patrick was only 21 when he shot this photo three years before his death. During his life Patrick mentored friends who were serious about pursuing the art of photography. Three of these photographers are also featured in this book. Patrick’s legacy of art, adventure and education lives on exemplifying the timeless power of his personality and his images.
To get this shot of British BASE jumper Chris Bevins nose-diving off 460 foot Thaiwand Wall, near Railay, Thailand, Patrick Orton had to climb four pitches up a 5.11 route called Circus Oz. “I wanted to be directly below Chris when he jumped, “ says the Bozeman, Montana, photographer. Orton, who was dangling from a bolt by his climbing harness, snapped seventeen frames in the thirty seconds it took Bevins to reach the beach. Rappelling took Orton half an hour. “Chris was sipping a margarita at the bar when I got down,” he says.
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Our vision for the scholarship fund is to assist Bonner County students in living their dreams by providing financial aid and mentoring. You can simply go to any Wells Fargo Bank and state that you wish to donate to the "Patrick Orton Live Your Dreams Scholarship Fund" and they will take care of the rest.
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Patrick helped Storm Creek Apparel build their outdoor image through his amazing photography and videography. He became a friend and a part of their team. They have a Giving Back program that supports organizations who impact the lives of others in a meaningful manner.
In honor of Patrick, Storm Creek Apparel manufactured a beanie. Thanks to their generosity the Live Your Dreams Foundation receives a portion of the sales price. Go to their website for more information and to purchase a beanie in support.Storm Creek Apparel Giving Back
Patrick mentored a Sandpoint High School student, Savannah Pitts. She designed the logo that is featured on the beanie. She is standing next to the Patrick Orton Photowall that Storm Creek hosted at OR, Salt Lake City, January 2014.
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