BENEFITING: Environmental Traveling Companions
EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2012
Dear Family and Friends,
On October 20, I will be kayaking on the SF Bay to raise money for Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). ETC is a wonderful non-profit organization that reaches out to bring outdoor adventure to underserved populations- primarily people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and at-risk youth,
Volunteering for ETC I've had the pleasure of meeting wonderful participants and their families. I've kayaked to and from Angel Island with youth and young adults with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome with their families and watched the joy they had as they absorbed the wonders of Angel Island. In addition, I've had honor to volunteer for the Youth LEAD Mixed Abilities Group this summer. During this trip I witnessed the transformations that the youth can experience as they engaged in various activities that provided opportunities to further their leadership skills including environmental education, outdoor skills, and interpersonal development.
The connections that one makes with nature is powerful experience and ETC provides this opportunity for its participants.
I hope you will help me raise money for this great cause. Every dollar you donate will go to the organization's Scholarship Fund. In addition to being matched by Planet Granite Climbing Gym dollar-for-dollar, your donations are tax deductible and you will receive a thank you letter from ETC after the event for tax purposes.
Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!!!