FEIS, HIXON & BEIGEL
The mission of our Foundation is to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country
Virtual Climb Information
About our Virtual Climb
If you wish to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes, but can’t make it to NYC for our annual Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb Honoring Captain Billy Burk at One World Observatory, take part and join in our all-new Virtual Climb. Be a part of something great and have an impact on the Foundation’s efforts to help veterans, first responders and their families. Register as a 2018 T2T Virtual Climber! All ticket sales and fundraising proceeds of our all-new Virtual Climb will benefit Parkland, Florida Coaches Aaron Feis and Coach Chris Hixon commemorating the ultimate sacrifice they made protecting others on February 14.
Virtual Climber Benefits
As a registered Virtual Climber, you’ll receive:
• The Official Tunnel to Towers Virtual Climb Commemorative Bib
• The Official Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb Honoring Captain Billy Burk
at One World Observatory Finisher’s Medal ($350 Fundraising Minimum)
These items will be mailed to you in July, 2018. You’ll also receive an access link to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation Fundraising Kit.
Climb in Person or Virtually for Veterans and First Responders!
Make the fitness challenge a fun part of the virtual experience. Climb on your own in the gym, your basement or your building’s stairwell. No proof is required - your role as a Virtual Climber is making a difference through fundraising.
You’ll have full access to the T2T Fundraising Toolkit and be able to create a personal fundraising page to help with your efforts. You’ll receive the Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb Honoring Captain Billy Burk at One World Observatory emails full of great fundraising tips.
Prior to the event, registered Virtual Climbers will be entered in Tunnel to Towers fundraising contests when all requirements are met. You will also qualify for Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb Honoring Captain Billy Burk at One World Observatory Climb Medal at the $350 level.
Please note that registered Virtual Climbers are not be permitted to participate in the climb on event day.
For more information about becoming a Virtual Climber, contact Larry Olson, Director of Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 718-987-1931. Virtual Climb registration fee is $25.
The Virtual Climb is an event for:
1. Those not located in New York City, but want to join a fun event to support Tunnel to Towers
2. Those unable to attend the Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb Honoring Captain Billy Burk at One World Observatory
3. Those who love Tunnel to Towers, but are unable climb the 2,226 steps of New York’s iconic landmark
All proceeds of the Virtual Climb, including ticket sales will benefit the brave Parkland, Florida coaches Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon. Taking part in our cause virtually will allow participants across America to register and take part in supporting these heroes.
Participants who wish to do something physical in place of climbing the One World Observatory can:
• Make use of local landmarks in your city
• Host a mini-event with friends and family for competition
• Climb 2,226 steps from anywhere
• Come up with what you think is an equivalent to climbing 2,226 steps in running or cycling and use smartphone apps like RunKeeper, Couch to 5K or Strava Cycling to track your progress to your goal
Coaches Feis, Hixon & Beigel
Aaron Feis was one of the Parkland, Florida coaches that shielded students from a shooter on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A former student and football player himself, Feis went on to become an assistant football coach at the school. Feis lived in West Islip for 10 years growing up. While both of his parents were working, his grandparents would look after him after school. When he played football, he played as an Offensive Lineman, and put some of those techniques to use when danger presented itself. Today, Feis is hailed as a hero and we are privileged and honored to commemorate his sacrifice.
Feis and his daughter Ariel were very close, and she would often help out with the football team—bringing water onto the field for the players and helping out. He loved working with children, and his grandparents went on to say so many students—both former and current players—came up to them when they were in Florida for his funeral to recall how Feis keeping them on the straight and narrow helped them do well in high school, go to college and stayed out of trouble.
Aaron Feis is a hero and all ticket sales and fundraising proceeds from our all-new Virtual Climb will benefit his family.
Chris Hixon was one of the Parkland, Florida coaches that sacrificed their lives protecting students and children from a shooter on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Hixon was the Athletic Director and wrestling coach at the school, and was known for the impression he left when working with students. Growing up in Easton, Pennsylvania, Hixon studied at Broward College before beginning his coaching career. In 2007, his career was put on hold when he deployed to Iraq as a U.S. Naval Reservist.
Hixon and his students were very close, with many looking at him as a father figure. The news of his sacrifice was devastating.
Chris Hixon was a hero both overseas and Iraq and when he came back home to the country he was sworn to protect. Today, Hixon is hailed as a hero and we are privileged and honored to commemorate his sacrifice. All ticket sales and fundraising proceeds from our all-new Virtual Climb will benefit his family.
Scott Beigel was one of the Parkland, Florida coaches that sacrificed their
lives defending students from a shooter on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
School. Beigel was the school’s cross country coach and a geography teacher. He was known for
his work as a counselor at Starlight Summer Camp in Pennsylvania. Beigel was a Long Island
native and studied education at the University of Miami in Coral Gables before staying in South
Florida after he graduated.
Scott Beigel was a hero in and out of the classroom, with both his students and the children he served as a counselor. Today, we are privileged and honored to commemorate his sacrifice. All ticket sales and fundraising proceeds from our all-new Virtual Climb will benefit underprivileged children.
We encourage participants to raise funds to support our programs.
Registration fees help offset some of the expenses associated with making the Tunnel to
Towers National Run, Walk & Climb Series one of the country’s greatest annual events,
but fundraising is essential for us to make a difference in the lives of so many first
responders and veterans that have made sacrifices for our great nation.
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To be eligible for an incentive item, make sure to register as a fundraiser at T2TRUN.ORG/T2TCLIMB.ORG. Incentive items are not cumulative; only one incentive item can be awarded to each fundraiser. All item redemptions will occur post-event. All item redemptions will occur post-event. *Fundraisers for the New York City Run and New York City Tower Climb are not eligible for the redemption of the $150 incentive item. **Fundraisers for the New York City Tower Climb are not eligible for the redemption of the $250 incentive item.