Hello again everyone!
First off I would like to publicly thank all those who have helped me so far in my goal to raise $4500 for big city mountaineers - Summit for Someone. I have raised nearly $3500 so far and only have $1000 more to go!!! I am back asking for any other help that I can possibly get, this final push is all I need to accomplish my goal. I have been working so hard to raise this money. I just held a charity night at a local pub that was donated to me for the night, I had nearly 50 people attend, gave away nearly $2000 in donated prizes and raked in over $1000. It was a huge success!! I am currently organizing a local shooting competition which should be taking place next month. I am so close to reaching my goal, please take the time to read the following and consider helping these teens have a better life.
On July 17, five other climbers and I will begin an arduous five-day, 40-mile journey up 13,805 feet to the summit of Gannett Peak in order to raise money for Big City Mountaineers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives at-risk urban teens an opportunity to experience a world outside of the inner city. By enabling them to go on week-long backpacking trips with caring mentors, we can help them gain a new perspective on life and discover strength they never knew they had.
Summit for Someone, the program through which we will be climbing, is the primary fundraiser for Big City Mountaineers and is the number one mountaineering fundraiser in the country. For one week, urban teenagers ages 13 to 18 are guided through the wilderness in California, Colorado, and Utah on backpacking trips. Each teen has his or her own supportive, dedicated mentor; together they cultivate a lasting, genuine friendship through transformative outdoor experiences. As they overcome new challenges, the group of five teens forms lifelong bonds. Every aspect of these trips helps the teenagers enhance their communication skills, learn to better cooperate in groups, and pursue new adventures.
The teenage years are meant to be a time of discovery and exploration, not of terror and tragedy. Spending a week in the wilderness does not mean running away from or forgetting what troubles lie at home. It means taking a moment out of an overwhelming life to marvel at the beauty of nature. It means looking down from a mountaintop at trees stretching for miles unbroken by streets. It means getting lost in the millions of stars that stand out against a night sky not obscured by the glare of city lights. Many teens who live in dangerous neighborhoods have never had these experiences, but Big City Mountaineers gives them the chance to trade concrete for mountains and violence for calm.
Without Summit for Someone, Big City Mountaineers could never afford to send so many teens on these trips. Every dollar raised brings one teen closer to self-realization and empowerment. The money you donate will go directly to the $4500 I am raising for their cause.
To see a little more here are a few links that you can check out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqckzLG0hKAhttp://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video. ... 4335556499http://www.bigcitymountaineers.comhttp://myemail.constantcontact.com/SFS- ... q1eAJuiPqI
Thank you for taking the time to read all of this and considering helping me raise the final dollars to complete my goal to help these teens.
To donate simply click the following link and Click "Donate" when you get to that page, it is very simple and very secure.http://www.summitforsomeone.org/main.ph ... imber=7415
Thank you for your time, climb on!