Timber's Kids is a charity that supports children who may have had rough childhoods and allows him to bring circus opportunities to them. If you would like to support the cause, please donate HERE. If you work for a school or other organization that would like to have Timber come out, please contact him.
I first saw Timber perform at California Pole Dance Championships in 2011. I was mostly only familiar with what I consider "traditional" pole dancers at the time, which consisted of female dancers. Think Natasha Wang, Phoenix Kazree. Beautiful dancers and athletic - yes, but they still were not doing anything like Timber was doing at the time. CPDC was on stage poles that year and Timber blew my mind and probably almost knocked over the poles. I interviewed him in my blog the same year. [You can read that post HERE.] Timber and I spoke on the phone before I sent him my questions and the one thing I took away was how sweet he was.
Fast forward to Pole Expo 2013. Timber was in the middle of his America's Got Talent ride and I finally got to meet him in person. Sometimes I don't like meeting famous people. I don't like to ruin my vision of them. But again, I was very taken with what a nice person he was. So when Robert wanted Timber at his birthday this year, I felt like we had nothing to lose by asking. Timber not only came through but far-exceeded our expectations.
Timber flew out last Friday and we went on an adventure in San Francisco. We rode BART and Muni. Timber climbed things. Tall things. [There was only one rule: he couldn't get arrested...death was fine, but handcuffs were not...until Sunday, that is!] There were handstands in the Marina overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. We had cupcakes to celebrate Robert's birthday. It was really a beautiful day (minus our sunburns). That evening, Timber taught a private class at Twirly Girls and, after dinner for Robert's birthday, we went back to the studio for more fun on the pole.
Timber brought a really fun new aparatus with him. He has fashioned a chair to a spinning pole and the things he can do on it are pretty amazing. The working title of the chair is Timber Brown's Pole Chair. There is a patent pending. Check out some play time at Twirly Girls:
I think one of the things I admire most about Timber is the intensity and the honesty in his performances. It doesn't matter who is in that chair. The eye contact is there and that person feels like they are the only person in the room. I'm not sure Timber meant for his chair to be a lap dance tool but it sure did work out for Robert and his birthday!
Our fun continued on Sunday, as we returned to San Francisco to watch Robert's husband as Holotta Tymes in Sunday's A Drag at the Starlight Room. We ate a delicious brunch and enjoyed the show from the front row. We then went back to Walnut Creek, where we held Robert's birthday show to benefit Timber's Kids at Club 1220: Cowboy Wild's Pole-Tacular Birthday Extravaganza. You can keep an eye out on my YouTube channel for video of the performances, but I just couldn't wait to get Daisy's lap dance up for everyone to enjoy. She donated $110 in order to enjoy this special performance up close and personal!
In the end, over $1,800 was donated to Timber's Kids. We are so touched that Timber was able to join us for the weekend and I'm so proud of how Robert is flourishing, both as a person and a pole dancer. Thank you to every single person who made this weekend so amazing. I can't wait to do it again!
Check out a few photos from our adventures below:
|Kate providing a lovely base for Timber's handstand|
|I caught him fair and square!!|
|Timber in SF -- to which a lady screamed: BE CAREFUL!|
|Timber in front of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel before brunch on Sunday|
|Hey, you're wearing my shirt!|
|Getting all up in Cassandra Cass|
|Holotta Tymes, Timber and Donna Sashay at the Starlight Room|
|Daisy enjoying Timber's awesome pole chair|
|Cake by Jessica!|
|Timber doing his thing|