BENEFITING: Environmental Traveling Companions
EVENT DATE: Oct 26, 2013
Ted Whiton wrote -
As many of you know I've become fairly obsessed with sea kayaking lately... the feeling of independence, self-reliance, and connection with nature are extrordinary. But for many people this is simply a dream.
Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) opens the beauty and challenge of the great outdoors to people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth. Every year, more than 2,000 people join ETC to raft whitewater rivers, ski alpine meadows, kayak the waters of the Golden Gate and Tomales Bay, and build leadership skills. ETC trips enable participants to access the wilderness and develop an environmental stewardship ethic. Since 1972, ETC has shared outdoor adventures with disadvantaged youth and people of all ages, including those with visual or hearing-impairments, physical or developmental disabilities, and life-threatening illnesses.
On October 26th I'll complete a 9.5 mile sea kayak race in San Francisco Bay from Sausalito, around Angel Island, and back to Sausalito. My goal is to raise $1000 for this worthwhile charity. Please donate what you can in support of ETC.