BENEFITING: Paradox Sports
My name is Bill Casson. I began climbing when I was young. Before climbing on “climbing walls,” I would climb just about anything that could be climbed. While in elementary and middle school I took classes and had opportunities’ to climb outside. At this time, I could see enough to see the wall near me. Since then, I have also lost all my usable vision.
Five years ago I went climbing with the Colorado Center for the Blind and my joy for climbing was reignited. Over the last few years I have moved to Colorado and done a little climbing with my friends. Earlier this summer, I learned about Paradox Sports and adaptive climbing. I have been climbing as much as I can since then; at least once a week.
I love climbing for the challenge that it presents, the opportunity to get away from the world and just feel the peace of being up on the wall. It feels so satisfying to fight up the wall, fall off the wall 10 times and finally reach the top. I also love meeting the other adaptive climbers.
Through Paradox I learned about the USA Climbing Adaptive National Championships. I will be traveling to Atlanta July 17-19th to compete in the visual impairment category. Not only will this be an opportunity to compete against other blind climbers, but a great time to meet other blind climbers and learn from them. Some of the best climbers in the world will be at this competition and will be hosting workshops. I am super excited to attend this event and appreciate your support in helping me get there! Paradox was able to help me out with the cost of my registration. My other costs include a airfare from Denver to Atlanta and lodging in Atlanta. Thank you for your support! Your donation for my costs, through Paradox Sports, is a tax deductible donation.
Paradox Sports is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that improves people's lives by creating physical adaptive sports communities built to inspire. Paradox seeks to recognize and foster an individual’s potential and strength, defying the assumption that people with a physical disability can’t lead a life of excellence.