BENEFITING: Environmental Traveling Companions
EVENT: 2011 Paddle-a-thon
EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2011
Andrew Gere wrote -
On Saturday, October 15, 2011 I will be stand up paddle boarding a 5 mile racecourse on San Francisco Bay in support of Environmental Traveling Companions’ (ETC) accessible outdoor adventure programs for people with disabilities and economically disadvantaged youth.
I have set a personal goal of raising $300 for my effort and I am asking you to support me by making a contribution toward this goal.
Throughout my life, I have been blessed to have the access and the physical ability to enjoy surfing, paddling, snowboarding, hiking, camping and fishing. These activities have enriched my life immeasurably, and I have often taken them for granted. ETC provides outdoor adventures to those who are not as lucky as me, including folks that struggle every day with a disability, and disadvantaged youth from nearby communities. When I learned about this event at a paddleboard race last weekend, I knew immediately that I needed to get involved.
Since 1972, ETC has been opening the doors to wilderness adventures for over 60,000 individuals with special needs. Last year alone, ETC’s family of volunteer guides led 2,100 people with disabilities and low-income youth on exciting and educational sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, and cross-country skiing adventures. I deeply believe in ETC’s mission and I hope that you will assist me in my efforts to raise money on their behalf.
ETC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All sponsorships are tax-deductible and you will be formally acknowledged with a thank you letter from ETC after the event. For additional information on ETC’s good work, please check out their website at www.etctrips.org. You can sponsor me by clicking on the orange Donate button on upper righthand side of this page.
Thank you for joining me in support of keeping outdoor adventures accessible to everyone in our communities!