Bruce Long wrote -
In a few weeks, my family will be setting out on a great adventure. We will be heading on a nine-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet. .
When amazing opportunities such as this are presented, there is an inherent period of reflection and a sense of gratitude – not only for our health, but also for the experiences over the years which bring us to this moment. We’ve been blessed with many mentors and opportunities which have enabled us to accomplish our goals.
But one experience stands out in getting us here today and that is our shared passion for supporting recreational opportunities. Whether it was chasing after a soccer ball, ski trips to the local mountains, ropes courses at town camp or swim team; each of us has benefitted from the opportunities afforded by organized recreational and sports activities.
http://www.goodsports.org/ supports recreational opportunities for children nationwide. As we take this step forward, we are pledging a donation to this fund – and we are hoping you can too.
We are asking our friends and family to support us in this adventure by donating $1 for every thousand feet we ascend. We are starting at sea level in Boston and climbing 19,341 feet to the top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world. It’s a long trek (more than 60 miles), but knowing you are behind us will give us the extra motivation to get there.