BENEFITING: Big City Mountaineers
EVENT: SFS: PREVIOUS YEARS
EVENT DATE: Aug 20, 2016
Devon Svejcar wrote -
Cheers and welcome to our fundraiser! We are a group from Colorado who are going on an expedition to climb the Grand Teton of Wyoming. This amazing mountain represent so much to us. First, all mountains encapsulate a beauty that is pure and unwavering, while presenting us with unique obstacles that are sure to challenge us both physically and mentally. The Grand is a mountain unlike any other in the United States, sitting at 13,770 feet of elevation it is a mix of dramatic cliffs, rock ledges and mountaineering challenges that are sure to push us to our limits and beyond. All trip logistic and planning will be done by Distant Brother Adventure Co. out of Golden, CO (www.distantbrotheradventureco.com). DBAC is a company that believes in everyone finding the best version of them self through adventure, travel and new experiences. They also believe that if you have the opportunity to find your "Distant Brother" you should in turn give someone else the opportunity to find theirs. This is where Big City Mountaineers comes in. Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. They partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Their curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. BCM has a proven track record of improving young peoples’ lives with: • Increased likeliness to stay in school • Reduction in violence • Reduction in drug use So... we are using our trip as a way to raise funds for an amazing organization in the hopes of improving our community and showcasing the GRAND spirit the outdoor (especially the mountaineering and rock climbing) community has. Finally, mountains do not just represent climbing and challenges. They represent the landscape for our self-cultivation and self-discovery and we would love to pass that on to the youth of our communities. We ask that you help us in our efforts.