With the sudden and unexpected passing of Mike Seaman on June 27th, the Michigan cross country skiing community lost a dear friend who will be greatly missed. For anyone who knew Mike, they know that he was an avid sportsman, gear-head, and educator. He took a lot of pride in his 27 years teaching at Montcalm Community College, a rural CC in the central Michigan area. Mike’s father, Jim, is in the process of creating the “Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund” to help provide assistance to students in financial need. To help fund the Scholarship, nearly all of Mike’s sports gear is being offered for purchase/donation. Mike’s older and more used equipment is being donated directly to youth programs.
Having ski raced for years, Mike left behind several high-end sets of skis, boots, bindings and poles. We are hopeful that many skiers will be able to put this equipment to use via a purchase/donation to the Scholarship Fund. For those who remember Mike fondly, you will also be able to ‘have a little piece of Mike’ in your ski quiver.
This is a great opportunity to make a difference in honor of someone who meant a lot to the cross country skiing community.
All the gear listed below is in Good to Excellent Condition (Mike treated his gear with care!). All purchases/donations will be made to “Friends of Mike Seaman” until the Scholarship Fund is legally created in the very near future. To purchase/donate or if you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.832.2663. Any purchased equipment can be held at XC Ski HQ for pickup, or be shipped to you for a nominal fee.
For anyone simply wishing to make a donation, please make checks payable to “Friends of Mike Seaman” and mail to:
Isabella Community Credit Union
2400 S. Isabella Rd
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858.
Please also see details for Mike’s Memorial Service at the bottom of this email.
2012 Salomon Equipe 10 Skate Soft Ground Skis. 187cm. Camber/Flex for 150 to 170 lb skier. These skis have a slightly wider and softer tip for softer snow condition. BRAND NEW, still in plastic.
List Price: $549.95
DONATION PRICE: $199
2015 Rossignol Xium WCS S2 NIS Skate Skis. 186cm. Camber/Flex (86kg) for 150 to 175 lb skier. Up until last season, these were Rossignol’s highest end World Cup level skis (and are still Rossgnol’s lightest skis). S2 camber profile for universal conditions. Bases are in Very Good condition.
List Price: $690
DONATION PRICE: $200
2008 Fischer RCS Carbonlite Skating Plus NIS Skis. 187cm. Camber/Flex (88kg) for 150 to 175 lb skier. This model was the last year before Fischer introduced the hole tip. Bases are in Good condition.
List Price: $625
DONATION PRICE: $100
2014/2015(?) Madshus Nanosonic Carbon Skate Hard Packed NIS skis. 190cm. Camber/Flex for 155 to 175 lb skier. Bases are in Very Good condition.
List Price: $655
DONATION PRICE: $250
2012 Salomon Equipe 10 Classic Wax skis. 206cm. Camber/Flex (38kg) for 140 to 165 lb skier. Bases are in Very Good condition.
List Price: $549.95
DONATION PRICE: $150
2012 Fischer RCS Classic Zero NIS Classic Skis. 202cm. Camber/Flex (38kg) for 140 to 165 lb skier. The Zero ski is a ‘quiver’ ski, with its sweet spot within only a few degrees of 32F. But when you have a race in that temp range, these are the skis! Bases are in EXCELLENT CONDITION.
List Price $540
DONATION PRICE: $225
2003(?) Rossignol Xium C2 Classic Wax Skis. 203cm. Camber/Flex for 150-170 lb skier. These were Mike’s “go to” classic skis, and were last stone ground in 2009. Bases are in Good condition.
DONATION PRICE: $100
Alpina CCL Classic boots. Size 43. Excellent Condition. List Price: $325. DONATION PRICE: $75
Alpina EDT Elite Duathlon Pro boots. Size 43. Combi boots with full carbon cuff. Very Good Condition.
List Price: $600.
DONATION PRICE: $125
Rossignol Xium Skate boots. Size 42. Good condition.
List Price $410.
DONATION PRICE: $75
Swix RC29 Graphite Millenium Team Poles. 152cm. Cork handles with wrap-around straps. DONATION PRICE: $50
Swix CT5 Poles. 145cm. 60% carbon composite. Cork handles with loop strap. DONATION PRICE: $30
V2 Vasa Racing HM Carbon. 145cm. Rubber grips with wrap-around straps. DONATION PRICE: $40
To purchase/donate, or if you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or call 1.800.832.2663.
Mike was truly a one-of-a-kind guy, and he will be dearly missed – but not forgotten! Please mark your calendar for a Memorial Service and celebration of life on Sunday, July 23rd at Buckley’s Mountainside Canoe Livery in Mount Pleasant. Click here for more info.
Thanks in advance for any support you can give, even if just a thought or a bike ride to remember this awesome guy.
All the best,
Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, and the XC Ski HQ Crew