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BENEFITING: Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.


EVENT: The Crucible: The Extreme Hike To Help Veterans

EVENT DATE: Sep 08, 2017


Mario Panucci


The Crucible

Imagine a group of 100 people tackling the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands Trail for a 3-day, 70+ mile extreme hike with a full gear pack - and the adventure in The Crucible begins. This 3-day extreme journey through some of Pennsylvania's most spectacular scenery is not for the feint of heart, but your life won't be the same after you've participated in The Crucible. It's a journey of passion, determination and personal triumph, as much as it's an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local veterans who are in need of housing and employment services.


The 70-mile hiking trail stretches along the picturesque Laurel Mountains from the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, PA where you can hike along a rocky footpath and dirt road through mountain laurel to the edge of a 1,000-foot gorge at 2,400 feet to the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle - located at the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge, encompassing rugged natural beauty providing some of the best whitewater in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery.


The Crucible hikers will have access to overnight shelter areas with food, medical attention and plenty of campfires and stories - where new friendships will be forged. The physical and mental challenges associated with the 3-day event mirror the timeless military credo – “we’re all together on this”.



All proceeds will benefit Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.

Online: Click the orange "Donate" button and select the team and individual you want to help in their fundraising efforts.

Mail: If you prefer to mail a check, please be follow the instructions below:

Write check to: Veterans Leadership Program

Mail to: Veterans Leadership Program 

                 ATTN: The Crucible

                 2934 Smallman Street

                 Pittsburgh, PA 15201

                 Memo: Name of individual 

The Team: $3,975 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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John Johnson

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592% Raised of $250 Goal

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Chris Kramer

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350% Raised of $250 Goal

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Sara Wilson

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228% Raised of $250 Goal

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Nick Fischietto

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45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Colette Phair

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110% Raised of $250 Goal

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Holly Johnson

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90% Raised of $250 Goal

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Jimmy Wimberg

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40% Raised of $250 Goal

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Mario Panucci

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0% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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