It's time again to start putting out the word about our annual fund raiser to take a group of kids from Sunshine Acres Children's Home to hike the Grand Canyon. (check them out http://sunshineacres.org/). This is an incredible life changing event for many of the kids, starting with the discipline of getting in shape and then learning to persevere through a tough climb out of the Canyon. Every year we have the joy of seeing attitudes change from "I will never make it", to "I DID IT!".
The trip costs about $8,000 it takes 3 to 4 vans to get all the kids and accompanying adults there and back as well as 2 nights lodging in Tusayan and a lot of food. We can't do it without all the support we have received over the years from people like you.
This year we won't be doing a 50K due to the increased number of other ultras around that time.
This year besides prizes for most money raised, most laps completed, and anyone completing 10 or more, ( the current record is 12 jointly held by 6 people), we will also have an award for the fastest ascent by both a man and a women. Unassisted ascent by the youngest person.
Group raising the most money and group completing the most round trips.
The event always takes place on the Friday closest to the 12th of February. This year that would be Valentine's Day so we are moving it up a week to the 7th, if you can't get the day off please come out before or after work and do a lap or 5, or whatever, even if just to say hello and make a donation. When it is closer to the big day we will be announcing offsite parking and shuttle arrangements.
If you know of anyone who would be willing to help sponsor, whether with food, prizes or most importantly money, put them in touch with me GRANDPA JIM at 602-339-6939 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAISE GOD and RUN HAPPY,