Proceeds benefit American Friends of Whistler
Based on 1,078 100-vertical feet, each worth $0.67
I was a late bloomer to the sport, but it has undoubtedly changed my life. Since that fateful day in 1997, I’ve geared much of my life around chasing powder. Truly, I live, breath, and personify what a derelict should be. Through your support of my campaign not only are you supporting perhaps the purest of all Downhill Derelicts but you are helping an individual experience skiing for the first time. That, my friends, is something worth sharing.
We live our lives through the following mantra. “Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is not guaranteed, but today, we ride.” Let’s give more people the opportunity to ride.
“If you are a Canadian resident and wish to receive a Canadian tax-receipt for your donation, please go to https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=1311&AID=545 and submit your one-time donation. Be sure to identify me in the “In Honour” field by typing “Downhill Derelicts - Jeremy Town”.
Support my Downhill Derelympic Vertical Challenge!
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’m asking you to sponsor 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.I’m going to earn every penny we raise with sweat, grit, and I’m sure a few sore legs and feet by weeks’ end.
Our group has 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. I’m 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.
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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