Re: [messengers] 2015 MCA Recipient Steve “Porno” Fröhlich

Date: 19 Mar 2016 20:37:55 -0000
From: April Sauerwine <asauerwine@xxxxxxxxxxx>

yay porno Steve!! I could not think of a more worthy recipient!!

sending a well deserved congratulations his way as well as big love!!

xoxo, April

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> On Mar 19, 2016, at 09:11, alibaer@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> congrats steve!
> Am 2016-03-19 14:08, schrieb FuegO:
>> Word 
>> Zurick uber alles !  
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>> Envoyé: samedi 19 mars 2016 13:43
>> À: messengers@xxxxxxxxx
>> Objet: [messengers] 2015 MCA Recipient Steve “Porno” Fröhlich
>> The International Federation of Bike Messenger Associations (IFBMA) is
>> pleased to announce that Zurich bike messenger Steve “Porno” Fröhlich
>> has been awarded the 2015 “Markus Cook Memorial Award” (MCA) for Services
>> to the International Messenger Community. The IFBMA has awarded the Markus
>> Cook Award (MCA) since 1998 to the person who has inspired and empowered
>> the wider messenger community, and who puts all messengers before
>> themselves.
>> Some much deserved praise for Steve by Maurice Thiriet:
>> When I first met Steve “Porno” Fröhlich in 2001, he was sitting behind his
>> dispatcher desk at Flash Courier Services in Zurich wearing the
>> Goldsprint-branded hat as he always did and organizing the registration for
>> an alleycat and speaking his loud and somewhat strong and peculiar
>> estern-swissgerman accent.
>> During the next ten years that’s what Steve mostly did, when he was not
>> working on his bike or at his dispatcher’s desk: Organizing races and
>> events for messengers or going to races and events organized by fellow
>> messengers all over the world.
>> The messenger community has seen a lot of fast and successful racers and a
>> lot of popular party animals. What made Steve’s appearances at both
>> national and international championships special was that he was always
>> both. Never was the applause more frenetic and the cheering from the
>> messenger family louder, than when Steve passed the line first - as he
>> often did. People did not just respect him for the mere athletic
>> performance, but love him for what he was: A big brother and a reliable
>> drinking buddy who would always look after his fellow messengers - the
>> rookies equally as the veterans - and as such he was an integration figure
>> within the community.
>> Not only did Steve contribute to the IFMBA’s council for many years, he
>> also organized a number of much remembered and outstanding messenger events
>> such as the X-Days, the XX-Days, the Side-Show and countless
>> SUICMC-Pre-Events and other Alleycats. Still legendary is the
>> Messenguerilla, also put up mostly by Steve, who almost ruined his
>> existence by smuggling the Messenguerilla-container with the fondue-supply
>> for Helsinki 2006 illegally through Germany.
>> Even during a period of severe illness and chemo-therapy Steve attended and
>> organized events with his messenger family and went to work whenever
>> possible, and he would always help any messenger coming to his hometown
>> Zurich with housing, bike-supply and lots of local beer and he would never
>> turn down anyone, who asked him for help or assistance in organizing events
>> for the messenger family.
>> His dedication was inspiring, motivating and driving the international
>> messenger community to excellence in events. If there was ever an event to
>> be held, and no one volunteering to organize it, Steve would always say: “I
>> did that. It was good. Now it’s your turn. Do it and do it better.”
>> How could you say “No”?
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