Climb for Kids
As climbers, Iím sure most of you share the love and passion for climbing that we climbers enjoy. Climbing has enhanced my life; the things I have learned, the amazing people I have met and the struggles I have overcome. This success is largely due to the strength that I have found on the rock and in the gym. I think it would be so amazing to share this passion with less fortunate kids who could really benefit from having such a positive force in their lives.
Urban Peaks is running its first fundraising event, Climb for Kids, hosted by MetroRock in Everett, MA. Climb for Kids is a climb-a-thon scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011, 4pm-10pm. Participation fee is $25, all proceeds go to Urban Peaks.
The gym will be closed to the general public during this event, open only to those participating in the climb-a-thon. To sign up you can email Sara Gillers at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Schifone at email@example.com Upon signing up, you will be emailed additional information about the event. Along with your participation fee, we will send you a pledge sheet so that you can ask friends and family for sponsorship: the more you climb, the more money you raise, and the more money Urban Peaks has for its programs.
Urban Peaks is a nonprofit organization started to subsidize funding for underprivileged youth to give them the opportunity to participate in climbing and other activities in gyms and/or outside.
You can check us out at www.urbanpeaks.org.
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|Such a good initiative! At Vancouver, BC, I'm running a non-profit climbing program to teach kids with disadvantaged background how to climb: www.facebook.com/ClimbNConquer. Good luck on your project!|
|does anyone know of initiatives like this in the Bay Area?|