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Veteran Ascents

Organized by: Catherine Henry

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First session!
February 07, 2017

We had our first Veteran Ascents event this Sunday! Five veterans showed up and had a great time learning the ropes. This session, we taught See More

THE STORY:

Veteran Ascents is an organization of Yale student climbers offering guided climbing sessions as therapy for war Veterans in New Haven.

Our goals are to:

  • Make climbing accessible to Veterans with PTSD and physical disabilities
  • Foster a sense of triumph through a curriculum-based approach to climbing
  • Use participant feedback to tailor the program to the specific goals and needs of each group of Veterans
  • Broaden the perspectives of climbers and Veterans alike by bringing these communities together

We are lucky to have facilities and supplies donated by City Climb Gym and Ascent Climbing, but we still need funding to train our members in adaptive climbing—the techniques and rope systems that enable people with disabilities to climb under their own power. We hope to purchase training from industry-leader Paradox Sports; their comprehensive training takes place over two days and includes 12 hours of lectures and hands-on scenarios in the climbing gym. It will allow members of Veteran Ascents to learn and thoroughly practice using adaptive systems.

With the support of our friends, we hope to reach our fundraising goal so that we can purchase training and get our program off the ground!

And yes, there are goodies! We are making stickers and T-shirts featuring the Veteran Ascents logo. Donate $10 and we'll send you a sticker; $25 or more and we'll send you a T-shirt. If you are eligible, send us an email at VeteranAscents@gmail.com with your name, address, and the amount you donated.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,041

 

45% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Grell Family

    $50

  • Alex Honnold

    $10

  • Bucky Henry

    $10

  • Dirk van Assendelft

    $50

  • Park Lippold

    $51

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Scott Wager - Expeditions of Empowerment

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Hidde van Assendelft

    $25

  • Leo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chuck and Jane Stonecipher

    $50

  • Susan Powell

    $25

  • David & Nora Jones

    $50

  • Derek and Claire Tichy

     

  • Anonymous

    $450

  • Buck Henry

    $150

  • Lauren Rothfarb

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • 2014 Alumnus

    $25

  • Anne and Eric Taswell

     

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Anne and Eric Taswell

Anne and Eric Taswell

6 months ago

2014 Alumnus

2014 Alumnus

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

9 months ago

Lauren Rothfarb

Lauren Rothfarb

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Buck Henry

Buck Henry

DONATION: $150

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $450

10 months ago

Derek and Claire Tichy

Derek and Claire Tichy

10 months ago

David & Nora Jones

David & Nora Jones

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Susan Powell

Susan Powell

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

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