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Ted German's Fundraiser:

Ted German - Mt Whitney, Russell, & Muir SFS Climb

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Ted German

THE STORY:

Hello, and thank you for your help in reaching my goal! As part of Summit for Someone, I will be climbing three of the highest peaks in the continental United States; Mount Whitney, Mount Russell, and Mount Muir, to help benefit the at-risk teens Big City Mountaineers serves. With your help and my summit attempt, BCM will reach many at-risk teens nationwide this coming year. Thank you for donating on my behalf!

This climb combines two of my greatest passions in life; outdoor education for kids, and climbing mountains. I have either worked or volunteered at summer camps for more than fifteen years. During those fifteen years, I have led groups on whitewater boating, caving and rock climbing, hang gliding, hiking, and survival trips. I have taught paddling, first aid, and survival to thousands of youth, ranging all the way from first graders to high school seniors. I have seen kids with a fear of heights fall in love with zip line courses, or inner city youth discover a passion for hiking and canoeing. I know firsthand how life-changing and exciting an outdoor education experience can be for a child. The more a person travels and experiences life outside of their comfort zone, the greater the chance that they will then look for ways to move beyond that environment.

Every cent that I raise on this journey funds an opportunity for a child or teen to participate in an outdoor education program, thereby enabling them to see and experience the world beyond their front door.

The mountains first drew me in while I was completing my undergraduate degree at Radford University in rural southwestern Virginia. I love challenging myself, and have done so over and over again, first in becoming a United States Marine, and then going on to earn two degrees and become a Marine officer. I choose to climb mountains because of the challenge and the goal of reaching the summit. Every step upward brings me closer to the goal. Standing on a summit is one of the most spiritual and fulfilling moments in life for me. I also immensely enjoy being out in nature. I love and admire the beauty of our world; its wildlife, plant life, and elements. Climbing these three mountains will be my most exciting challenge yet, particularly since Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the continental U. S. at 14,505 feet above sea level. 

About BCM

Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually.

 

$3,800

MONEY RAISED
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  • A. Karhi and U. Karl

    $100

  • Vincent Barbatti

    $50

  • Donna DeSarro-Raynal

    $50

  • Doug Baker and Julie Richter

    $50

  • Fletcher

    $60

  • O-H-I-O

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • John D

    $50

  • Kait

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • BroJ

    $30

  • Aderon & Patricia Gibbs

    $30

  • Members of the Hilton Community

    $290

  • William & Margaret Goggins

    $100

  • Ted German

    $250

  • Stephen Hallissey, Jr.

    $50

  • Eric Gyuricsko

    $100

  • Allan Kilevo

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Peter & Gabriele Jones

    $100

  • Blythe & Gregory Raines

    $30

  • David Mitchell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Francie

    $25

  • Melanie Payne

    $25

  • The Shefelton

    $25

  • Charla Rivenbark

    $20

  • Charles & Doris Slagle

    $75

  • Dave Richardson

    $100

  • C Skelly

    $100

  • Joe U

    $25

  • Shawn T

    $50

  • Timothy Yoder

    $150

  • John Winsley

    $25

  • Jeff Montgomery

    $100

  • Mark M

    $25

  • Scottie Caldwell

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Helen Faith

    $100

  • Patricia Caccavale

    $100

  • Bob and Janet Miller

    $100

  • Nathan Anderith

    $100

  • Tim Donovan

    $100

  • Dad

    $100

  • Samantha Andrews

    $25

  • Mike and Aisha

    $170

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100% Raised of$3,800 Goal

Donor Comments

Mike and Aisha

Mike and Aisha

DONATION: $170

3 years ago

Samantha Andrews

Samantha Andrews

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Dad

Dad

DONATION: $100

When you're done you have to come climb Reyes Peak with us... 3 years ago

Tim Donovan

Tim Donovan

DONATION: $100

S/F Bro 3 years ago

Nathan Anderith

Nathan Anderith

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Bob and Janet Miller

Bob and Janet Miller

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Helen Faith

Helen Faith

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Patricia Caccavale

Patricia Caccavale

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Scottie Caldwell

Scottie Caldwell

DONATION: $25

3 years ago