Behind the Scenes:
Meet the hardworking people
who made the Games happen
and the web team that took you there!
audio and
stories on the web

TransWeb would like to thank Cheri Smith, of Larime Photography of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for kindly donating a week of her vacation to photograph the 99WWTG for us. In addition to her excellent photography skills, Cheri's experience as a nationally-ranked alpine skier made her a godsend.

Cheri's photography is visible throughout the entire 99WWTG web site!

Doug Armstrong, a transplantation research study coordinator and veteran "webcaster" from the 1998 U.S. Games, made time in his busy work and school schedule to volunteer to do audio interviews and write stories. Thanks, Doug!

Doug's audio recordings are available in the Audio Archive, and his stories are found in the Story Index.

On the spur of the moment, Trae Patton, a professional photographer with Powder Shots of Snowbird, Utah, volunteered his time and expertise on his day off to take photos of the Super Giant Slalom for us. A big thank you to Trae!

Trae's work can be seen on the Super G page, as well as in the Photo Gallery.

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TransWeb is especially grateful to Gary Green, of the National Kidney Foundation, who provided the support necessary to enable the webcast to happen. And then on top of his busy schedule coordinating the nordic events, Gary, a professional photographer, volunteered to take photos for TransWeb. Merci beaucoup!

See Gary's photography on the Biathlon page.

In addition to leading the TransWeb webcast team, designing the site, and securing cell phones and making many other arrangements for the webcast, Bob Garypie also scanned and edited nearly every photograph on the site. He also contributed audio and photographic reporting on some of the events.

Bob's audio is available in the Archive; samples of his photography are available on the alpine events and the Photo Gallery.

Eleanor Jones served as the content editor, did most of the layout for the site, helped with the webcast preparation, scheduling, and tracking, and covered some of the events.

Her writing is available from the Story Index.


The people behind the scenes at the 1999 Winter World Transplant Games

It takes a lot of hard work to put on the Games! Long before the athletes arrived to register, months were spent in planning and preparation.

Team managers, members of the World Transplant Games Federation, on-site service providers (including catering, communications, etc.) and many others must all be coordinated in order to make the Games run smoothly.

This year, the Games were hosted by the National Kidney Foundation, and the NKF's Director of Transplant Athletics, Colleen Horan, served as the Director of the Games. Working with her were many other NKF staff members, as well as members of the local NKF affiliate. Gary Green, the U.S. Councillor to the WTGF, also worked hard to keep the Games on track, and to take the slides that were shown at the closing ceremonies, as well as the Real Video clips that you will find at the NKF web site.


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