I first was lucky enough to experience the world of outdoor adventure when I worked at my college's Outdoor Recreation Program. This chance opportunity opened up my eyes to a whole new way of life. Adventuring, whether it be climbing, trail running, mountain biking, or paddling, has definied the last decade of my life. Now it is time for me to pay it forward and help in organizations that provide these types of experiences to kids. I am proud to support The Mountaineers' Our Parks Your Adventure fundraiser, where donations help youth in our communities experience the outdoors. In the Wilderness, children can learn, make mistakes, and gain the confidence to challenge themselves in all facets of life. That's why I'm teaming up with fellow adventurer, Gavin Woody, to complete the Tatoosh Traverse: 12-peaks in a single day, often done as a 2-day trip. My personal goal is to raise $2,500 for youth programs.
Please help support The Mountaineers in their work with making the outdoors accessible for all.
Our Parks | Your Adventure challenge
Designed to inspire our community to get outside and celebrate our wild places, the Our Parks Your Adventure Challenge is a fun way for Mountaineers to challenge themselves while doing good for our community. From urban parks to National Parks and everything in between, our community of adventurers are rallying together to raise $40,000 for Mountaineers youth programs.
Getting the next generation outside
The outdoors has the power to transform our minds and fuel our souls. At The Mountaineers, we've been getting poeple outside for 111-years, and we're still inspired by the smiling faces returning from the outdoors. We believe everyone should experience the magic of our wild places, and that's why we're committed to bringing outdoor experiences to today’s youth.
OPYA supports The Mountaineers youth programs where we introduce young people to the benefits of the outdoors: self-confidence and self-reliance, perseverance, an appreciation for the natural world and protecting it, and a healthy, meaningful life. In 2017 alone, we introduced 1,670 youth to the outdoors - 975 of whom were on scholarship and wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to engage with the outdoors. Please donate to support this amazing cause, or consider joining Team OPYA to fundraise with your own challenge. You can learn more about the entire program on our FAQ page.
Groups and individuals raising money for the same goal.
|Carrie & Hannah||8||$895|
|Imran & Miles||4||$225|
|Kathy Vaughan & Lisa Eversgerd||3||$125|
|Leone, Jen, Sara, Katie and Ada||8||$445|
|Ras Vaughan (UltraPedestrian Ras)||6||$190|
|Shaun & Elaine||17||$780|
|Tess, Michael, Mark and Hadi||27||$1,665|
|The Vogl Boys||31||$1,380|