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joewtc


Jan 28, 2013, 10:28 AM

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Support for Climb and Conquer sessions.
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Hi Everyone : )

2 years ago, I started a charity indoor climbing program for kids from low income family in Vancouver called Climb and Conquer. Climbers from the community volunteer as climbing mentors while the climbing gyms (Cliffhanger Van/Coq./Rich. & Hive) sponsor part of the admission costs. We believe that sports and caring mentors will inspire the kids to pursue healthy lifestyle and avoid bad life choices.

Each month (on-going), we have 3 2hour sessions at 3 climbing gyms (Cliffhanger Coq./Rich. & Hive). So far we have run 31 on-going sessions and helped 100+ kids.

We also gather donations to pay for gym memberships, passes, courses and equipment so the kids can have the opportunity to pursue climbing not once-a-month but a lifetime dream and passion.

SportChek donated $6800 to this program and we have purchased:
- 22 junior rock program at 3 Cliffhanger gym locations*
*4 month weekly 2hr program where staff teaches the kids how to belay
- 1 Hive gym 10-passes
- 1 Cliffhanger gym 12-passes
- 2 adjustable kid harnesses for outdoor climbing

For one kid, 1 session at Richmond Cliffhanger costs $5.6 and 1 session at Coquitlam Cliffhanger costs $8.96.

Right now, we plan to use the donations to cover the rest of the admission costs to make all the sessions $0 so it could be even more accessible for the kids. But our donations are running low around $500. In order to achieve that plus continue to purchase passes and other things so the kids can embrace climbing more regularly, we need some community support.

As I observed, this program has not only benefited the kids, not also all the volunteers. They are v. happy to support the kids and teach them how to climb, build confidence and friendships.

If you believe in this cause and want support this project, please click the following link.
http://www.indiegogo.com/climbnconquer

Joe


(This post was edited by gblauer on Jan 28, 2013, 5:05 PM)



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