The Cup

Awards Banquet

Date Sunday - September 23, 2012
Location Vail, CO - Evergreen Lodge Vail
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Dinner - Speaker - Event Review - Medal & Cup Presentations

Maui Jim is a strong supporter of The America Cup and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Maui Jim has provided eye wear for our visiting soldiers, supported teams competing in the event, and sent us the legendary Andy Mill to speak at our Awards Banquet. The Cup THANKS Maui Jim!!!

Maui JimAwards Banquet Keynote Speaker - Andy Mills

Maui Jim, Inc., has provided famed alpine U.S. Ski Team Racer and two-time Olympian, Andy Mill, to be the keynote speaker at The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament Awards Banquet, in Vail, CO., September 23, 2012.

"Andy Mill will be a terrific ambassador for Maui Jim because his expertise encompasses so many sports that our enthusiasts enjoy," said Linda Glassel, vice president of marketing for Maui Jim. "Skiers appreciate our glasses because of the superior glare reduction that allows them to better see the variations on the slopes. Fishermen put on our glasses to better see through the water. Andy epitomizes the best of skiing and fishing. We're looking forward to working with him."

Andy MillMill was primarily a downhiller, and was the best in the US in that event from 1974-81. He also skied the World Cup circuit from 1974-81 with seven top 10 finishes, all in downhill or combined. He then began a career in the
ski industry, working as a ski racing commentator on television, and with a syndicated show that is shown in many of the major US ski areas, called "Ski with Andy Mill."

Andy MillMill later took up tarpon fishing. He won five Gold Cup tarpon tournaments; and won the Triple Crown of tarpon fishing, winning the Gold Cup, Hawley, and Golden Fly events. Mill is the author of, A Passion for Tarpon, a book that has been described as the most technical and up-to-date book about how to catch giant tarpon with a fly rod. It is a master class in fishing, with no short cuts; and features first-hand collected knowledge by Mill a on
the development of flies and tackle, fishing techniques, tarpon research, conservation and more.

Ski History
1993 Inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame
Skied on the U.S. Ski Team 1971 – 1981
Competed in 2 Olympics (Innsbruck, Austria 1976 - Lake Placid, New York 1980)
Skied in 2 World Championships (St. Moritz, Switzerland 1974 - Garmish, Germany -1978
1976 was National Downhill Champion
Highest Internationally Ranked American Downhiller for 7 years

Television Work
1999 was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt award for excellence in film and video production
Covered World Cup Skiing and Hosted a variety of TV specials for all the major networks for 20 years.
CBS, Color Commentary 1992 – Albertville Olympics / Lillehammer, Norway 1994
Segment Host for Good Morning America
1981 – 2001 Syndicated, Hosted and Wrote the instructional ski show “Ski with Andy Mill.”
Wrote, Hosted and Produced “Sportsman’s Journal” for 7 years, airing on the Outdoorlife network. (81 Salt Water Fly Fishing Shows)
Fly Fishing Career
More Florida Salt Water Fly Fishing Wins than Anyone
Won 11 Tarpon Tournaments – 5 Gold Cups, 5 Golden Fly’s and 1 Hawley
Only Angler to win a Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon Tournament
Del Brown Permit Tournament
Fall Fly Bonefish Invitational
Current Professional Fly Fishing Relationships
Co designing the new Hardy Salt Water Fly Rods and Reels
Ambassador/ Consultant for Maui Jim sunglasses
Ambassador/ Consultant for Hells Bay Boats
2006 – 2011 wrote “A Passion for Tarpon,” winning 4 national book awards in 2011.
Passion for Tarpon won 2 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medals at the New York Book Expo for recreational sports and regional.
Won 2 Indie awards for Independent book publishing

The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament appreciates the support that Andy Mills and Maui Jim are providing to the event and to the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing soldiers.

Tickets to the Awards Banquet are $40 per person.
Competitors and Volunteers are provided a ticket for their entry to the Awards Banquet.
The Awards Banquet will be at the Evergreen Lodge from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 2012.

2012 Awards Banquet

Print and bring your Ticket Receipt for entry to Awards Banquet