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Benjamin Gettinger - Grand Teton SFS Climb

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BENEFITING: Big City Mountaineers

EVENT: SFS: PREVIOUS YEARS

EVENT DATE: Jul 29, 2016

Benjamin Gettinger

THE STORY:

The GOAL

Help raise $4000 to support Big City Mountaineers in their mission to impact the lives of nearly 1000 under-served youth this summer.  BCM operates in 8 metro areas of the US and continuing to expand.  The impact they make in my own backyard, Denver, is significant.  BCM kids consistently show growth in internal assets, including positive values (integrity, honesty, responsibility), social competencies (decision-making, conflict resolution), and positive identity (self-esteem, purpose, positive view). These characteristics are proven, leading to stronger, healthier kids. 

The CHALLENGE

The Grand Teton (13,770  feet) is one of the world’s most beautiful mountains. Over 3 days, I'll travel 14 miles round-trip with 14,000 feet of combined elevation gain and loss, including extensive scrambling and fifth class climbing on the way to the summit.

Interested in joining me?  You can like Summit for Someone on Facebook or join our Summit for Someone email list to find out what's going on!

The WHY

I've been fortunate to be able to work with BCM over the past 5 years either as a fundraiser or a volunteer. As a volunteer, I've been able to see the benefits first hand. The past 2 years I've worked with the organization on the overnight program and spent the time working with the same youth organization. It was amazing to see the same kids 2 years in a row and have them remember me from the previous year. I was able to participate with 9 year-olds in an activity that seems like a game to them, but when it's finished, they realize how working together or asking for help can really be beneficial to them.

About BCM

Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually.

 

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,757

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Stephanie Koch

    $20

  • WhiteElbow

    $40

  • Hayes, Stella, and Maeve Busdeker

    $50

  • Ana Luisa Aldana Sechell

    $12

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Adam

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dan Breswick

    $50

  • Jen & Titus

    $100

  • Simon

    $40

  • Doctor

    $10

  • Nicole Richards

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hunter Wilson c/o Kevin and Shannon

    $75

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • William Kilmartin

    $50

  • Julie Seitz

    $100

  • Margaret Rice

    $100

  • Daniel Steigerwalt

    $25

  • Katherine Zimmer

    $100

  • Michael Christopher Hetzel

    $15

  • Reid Leestma

    $50

  • Seema Rajiv Sinai Hede

    $100

  • Caroline Chang

     

  • Alex Bennett

    $25

  • Kristen & Loren

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Denver Fundraiser

    $720

  • The David Curtis Memorial Scholarship

    $250

  • Andrew Ryan

    $100

  • Alan and Jean Curtis (David's mum and dad)

    $50

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94% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Alan and Jean Curtis (David's mum and dad)

Alan and Jean Curtis (David's mum and dad)

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan

DONATION: $100

David Curtis Memorial 1 year ago

The David Curtis Memorial Scholarship

The David Curtis Memorial Scholarship

DONATION: $250

In memory of my compadre! 1 year ago

Denver Fundraiser

Denver Fundraiser

DONATION: $720

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kristen & Loren

Kristen & Loren

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Alex Bennett

Alex Bennett

DONATION: $25

Awesome cause. 1 year ago

Caroline Chang

Caroline Chang

So stoked you're doing this! 1 year ago

Michael Christopher Hetzel

Michael Christopher Hetzel

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Reid Leestma

Reid Leestma

DONATION: $50

1 year ago