Proceeds benefit American Friends of Whistler
Based on 1,020 100-vertical feet, each worth $1.31
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.
I would absolutely love your help sponsoring my Downhill Derelympic Vertical Challenge campaign by pledging just 1-cent ($0.01) per 100-vertical feet I ski during the five-day ski-a-thon. The apre-hangovers and two ACL-tears certainly make this a challenge, but with this being my first ever fundraising event, I plan to absolutely shred the Whistler/Blackcomb mountains to easily destroy my goal.
Our group actually has a goal to raise $7,500 which can then sponsor up to seven athletes for an entire year or purchase a mono-sit-ski to make accessible the mountains and experience that we all fell in love with. I’m hopeful that with your help and generosity, we can exceed this goal and share 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.
Competitive sports and recreation teach important social and psychological skills for both children and adults alike. Competition teaches us how to set goals, learn at faster rates, manage our nerves, to bring our best efforts, and to have grace in both victory and defeat. In a very direct sense, competitive activities teach us how to live life better.
However, for over 620,000 US children under the age of 20 suffering from ambulatory disabilities, competitive sports and recreational activities are often inaccessible or unaffordable.
For over 15 years, Whistler Adaptive has allocated resources for equipment and volunteer training to work with a range of individuals suffering from disabilities. With a full range of programs, coaches, facilities and a great home base, Whistler Adaptive is committed to developing athletes at the grassroots level all the way to the podium while encouraging participation in sport for life. Whistler Adaptive is a registered 509(a) charity.
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This campaign benefits
We are a grant making non-profit supporting charitable causes in Whistler, BC: health & human services, arts & culture, & the environment.
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