You've probably all heard about the Vertical Challenge and how much fun it was last year. What you may not know is that it is a fundraiser for First Descents, which is a non-profit organization that sends young adults with cancer to go kayaking (and apparently climbing and other fun stuff too). Check out their website http://www.firstdescents.org/cms/
You've probably been waiting for someone to post on the 'Buzz to solicit your donation, and I am here to answer your prayers!
Last year, I crushed most of the class IV competition both in terms of vertical and money raised. This year I'm more or less unemployed, so it's on like donkey kong! I hope you all donate to this awesome organization, and I'm not too concerned if you donate to me or Team Bootyfunk or any other paddler. But I make it easy, so if you would like me to turn your donation in, send a check or money order payable to First Descents to:
P.O. Box 776337
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Or, you can Paypal it to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will add Paypal's fees back in before I send it in.
My phone number is 303-638-5705 and my email address is email@example.com
if you need to reach me for any reason. If you're sending a donation or if you want to donate on a per-foot basis (last year I logged 8-9k), shoot me an email so I can log your donation on the Vertical Challenge page.
There is still time to sign up too. This really is a fun event for a great cause. Also, you can get an American Whitewater membership or renewal for $10 if you participate. You are an AW member, right?
Thanks a lot!