On March 19, people will be going up and down to get kids out.
Denver, Colo.’s GOALS is launching its “Get Up & Get Down to Get Kids Out” ski-a-thon event at Loveland Ski Area as a benefit for the organization to help get kids outside. Skiers and riders will schuss no less than 10,000 vertical feet for the cause, raising funds through pledges from supporters.
“The premise of this fun event is to promote outdoor recreation,” says GOALS founder Brett Hochmuth. “People ski or ride as many vertical feet as they can, with all pledges allowing GOALS to help get kids away from their computer/television screens and out on multi-day wilderness river trips throughout the coming year.”
GOALS covers one-third of every participant’s trip cost by contributing $60 per day. “Raising $1,000 will ultimately support a day in the canyon for just over 16 kids,” says Hochmuth. “We’ve put a great deal of effort into the organization of this event, but when the sun sets on March 19th its success will be measured by the number of participants and the generosity of their sponsors.”
The event is one of just two that GOALS has planned throughout the year to help us raise funds to support its river programs for kids.