Friends of CAIC wrote -
8 fatalities thus far this season. An avalanche cycle that was one of the largest in 30 years. Numerous accidents throughout Colorado. And an above average snowpack for most of Colorado. It has been a busy season.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center's Backcountry Avalanche Forecasting program is small but mighty. The CAIC operates on limited funding and they do incredible work with what they have. Colorado is a very big place and there are more and more people enjoying the State's spectacular winter backcountry each year. We deserve the best avalanche center in the country. To achieve this goal we need everyone's support. The State of Colorado is incredibly supportive and has increased the CAIC's funding. But to really grow, we need you involved. This public-private partnership is the best way we can expand the CAIC's backcountry forecast program and I am personally asking you to support avalanche forecasting and education throughout the State of Colorado.
The backcountry avalanche forecasting program has grown over the past 10 years but with only 6 forecasters operating in 10 zones we still have a long way to go to provide the service needed by the backcountry community.
The money raised during this campaign will help us improve the CAIC's backcountry forecast program. More forecasting staff means more people that are part of a statewide avalanche safety effort. More forecasters will mean more local field data which in turn will create more accurate and timely avalanche forecasts for you, the backcountry user. The expanded resources also means more education opportunities in schools throughout Colorado as well as for community groups and businesses with avalanche safety concerns.
You want your forecast center, the CAIC, to be the best. Donate today and help us grow and give you the best center in the United States.
Double your Impact:
Several generous donors have put up funds to be matched during this campaign. These matches will be announced over the course of the campaign.
Imagine the possibilities. You donate $25 and it has the power of $50. Raise $1,000 among friends and family and it has the power of $2,000. Your fundraising for us and spreading the word helps us hit our goal that much faster!
WE LOVE GEAR and we know you love gear! So read on about how you can win some fantastic prizes.
Donate $25.00 or more each week to be registered to win the weekly prizes.
Week 1 March 5th – March 14th: Dynastar Cham 107 ski sz. 184 - Winner: Forrest Kleinman.
Week 2 March 15th – March 21st: $100 Colorado Ski and Golf Gift Certificate
Week 3. March 22nd – March 28th: REI Basecamp Tent with Footprint
Week 4. March 29th – April 4th: Scarpa Boot
Week 5. April 5th – April 11th: Backcountry Package (BCA Tracker 2, BCA Shovel, BCA Probe, BCA Pack).
Week: 6. April 12th – April 18th: K2 Backdrop Ski. Sz. 167
Week 7: April 19th – April 25th: Voile Splitboard
Grand Prize Drawing on April 30 at 12pm: Cat Trip for 2 during the 2014/2015 season with Powder Addiction Snowcats.
THE FINE PRINT: Donations received Sunday – Friday of each week will be registered to win corresponding weekly prize. If donor makes multiple donations per week, they will be registered one time per donation. All drawings will take place on Saturday. Winner will be notified via email and announced on Friends of CAIC Facebook page. Every donor during the period of March 5th – April 30th will be registered to win the Grand Prize. One entry will be placed in grand prize drawing for each multiple of $25 (i.e. If a donation of $100 is received, that donor will be put in the grand prize drawing 4 times). All prizes are awarded as is. No exchanges, replacements, or returns will be accepted.
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Mail: PO BOX 140817 Denver, CO 80214
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