ABOUT BANANA GEORGE


Born in Toledo, Ohio January 22, 1915
Died in New York City on October 17, 2013

#1 FAN
JoAnne Blair
HOW THEY MET

Legend has it, that JoAnne was dating a young man who took her out in his cabin cruiser. He threw her in the water and threw her a handle and told her to ski. She wanted to impress him, but there was no way she could do anything. So she sought out a ski instructor.
Adds George, "I taught her to ski. Worst pupil I ever had…"

"There was something that appealed to me right from the beginning, and, although I love women and don't mind telling them that I do, in this case it turned into something longer lasting and deeper."

And the rest is history.

JoAnne Blair
#1 Fan
Email George at:
bananageorge@cs.com




TRADEMARK
Barefoot, Rope in Teeth
MOTTO
"Do It"
FAVORITE FOOD
Chiquita Banana
FAVORITE COLOR
Yellow
BAREFOOTING SPEEDS
2 feet @ 35 MPH
1 foot @ 40 MPH

LEARNED TO
Ski at age 40
Barefoot at age 46
Snowboard at 75
BOAT
Sanger
APPAREL
Sanger
HANDLES
U.S. Gear
SHADES
Bollé


HONORS:

2005 -- Guinness Book of World Records
2004 -- Guinness Book of World Records
2003 -- Guinness Book of World Records
2003 -- Named Water Ski Magazine Icon.
2003 -- Order of Merit by the IWSF
2003 -- Florida Sports Hall of Fame
2003 -- Polk County Sports Hall of Fame
1991 -- American Water Ski Hall of Fame
1989 -- Trustee for Life, American Water Ski Educational Foundation
1988 --'89 Guinness Book of World Records
1982,'86,'87,'92-- Man of the Year & Ambassador, American Barefoot Club

SAMPLE OF NATIONAL MEDIA EXPOSURE:
• The "Today Show" • David Letterman • CBS This Morning
• Entertainment Tonight • ESPN2 • CNN
• Regis and Kathy Lee • ESPN • BBC (London)
• Bill Cosby's "You Bet Your Life" • Dr. Ruth • Sports Machine
• ArmorAll TV Commercial • Stuntmasters • Discovery Channel
• Transworld Snowboarding • Super Sports Follies • Extreme Games
• Sports Illustrated • Extremists • Snowboard Life
FILM: "Captiva Island" Click Here for Purchase Info
BAREFOOT TOURNAMENTS:

• 1984 - 1991 Barefoot Jumping Record Holder
• Of the 18 Nationals, competed, medaled in 15
• Of the 10 Worlds, attended 8, performed exhibitions in 7

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS :

• Founder of Hospital Portrait Service
• Co-Founder of Shrewsbury State Bank, N.J.
• Champion barefoot water-skier & member of the Water-Ski Hall of Fame
• Owner of 3 patents
• Real Estate developer
• Quote that captures the man:
"The future depends on ideas, and imagination rules the world."



 
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