This year the Downhill Derelicts are teaming up with the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program, a non-profit group that supports sport for life by breaking down the financial, physical and social barriers for individuals with disabilities.
We’re asking you to sponsor your Downhill Derelict of choice (or pick more than one) and pledge just 1-cent ($.01) per 100-vertical feet they ski in the Downhill Derelympic Vertical Challenge, a five-day ski-a-thon to ski as many vertical feet as they can. The Downhill Derelicts are going to earn every penny we raise with sweat, grit, and we’re sure a few sore legs and feet by weeks’ end.
We have a goal this year of raising $7,500 as a group which can sponsor up to seven athletes for an entire year or purchase a mono-sit-ski to make accessible the mountains and wonder that stokes our minds and humbles our souls. We are hopeful that with your help and generosity, we can exceed this goal and share the wonder and beauty of alpine sports with those who would otherwise never experience it. The average vertical feet skied by participants last year was 100,000. At 1-cent per 100-vertical feet, that equals a total donation of just $10.00.
Pick your favorite Derelict and make a pledge today!