Carson Leon-Gambetta wrote -
Join us for a 486 mile thru-hike of the Colorado Trail which extends from Denver to Durango through the Colorado wilderness as we raise money for Big City Mountaineers! Big City Mountaineers is a charity organization that seeks to educate urban youth in an outdoor setting. A donation of $0.10 cents per mile hiked ($48.60 total) will go towards helping youths from cities all over the USA experience what many of us took for granted growing up. Each summer this program takes over 800 children on weekend and sleep away camp excursions. 85% of the kids and teens involved qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program and would not be able to experience the outdoors if it weren’t for BCM. We believe that forming a strong connection with nature at a young age helps children to grow into more well rounded adults. If only 100 people donate we will reach our goal of $4,860. Now, for those of you who might see the incredible value in this program and absolutely insist on giving more than $48.60 we will happily accept it with the deepest of gratitude! Please consider to donate to this cause and help a low income child grow into themselves through a once in a lifetime outdoor adventure.
To donate by credit or debit card, just click the “Donate” button below. When you complete the donation process, you’ll receive a confirmation Email that functions as a tax document, which allows you to deduct your contribution. (Our hike is self funded so all donations will go directly to helping the youth of Big City Mountaineers) Follow our progress on our facebook page www.facebook.com/EndToEndForBCM as we travel from Denver to Durango by foot!
For more information about BCM:
For more information about the CT: http://www.coloradotrail.org/
We would be happy to answer any questions!
To contact Carson: Carson.Leon-Gambetta@uconn.edu
To contact Erica: Erica.Silverstein@uconn.edu