Step Up for the Brave - Stadium Stair Climb is a unique, vertical challenge where participants are encouraged to conquer climbing a target number of stairs in honor of our brave military! One time around the closed climb course is 1,000 stairs. Participants have 1.5 hours to complete their individual climb goal. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraising student team, non-student team & individual.
Bring your friends and family to cheer you on…there are fun on-field activities and games like Giant Jenga, Ring Toss, Cornhole and more for all to enjoy. All ages welcome, 8 years and older to climb.
Proceeds from the Stadium Stair Climb Challenge will support Homes for the Brave‘s mission to help homeless individuals – most of whom are Veterans – return to productive and meaningful lives.
This years MC will be Chaz from 99.1 PLR's morning show!
Collective Soul Frontman and Lead Vocalist Ed Roland has committed to being at the 2017 Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to support the organization and the work it does serving Veterans.
All climbers will have an opportunity to get an autograph, take photos and speak with the award-winning founding member of Collective Soul.
The Ball Park at Harbor Yard - Home of the Bridgeport Bluefish
500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Free parking is available in the back lot located behind the ballpark
Early Bird registration is $25 through August 18th
General registration is $35
Student registration is $20 (Valid Student ID required upon check in)
Registration fee includes: light breakfast and event T-shirt
This event is rain or shine, No refunds.
There are several ways you can support our event:
Be a Team Captain: Start a team and recruit other climbers and virtual climbers to help raise funds in honor of your team’s climb.
Participate as a Climber: Challenge yourself to conquer a target number of stairs. One full lap around the climbing course is 1,000 stairs.
Participate as a Virtual Climber: Create a fundraising page or team to help support our important cause.
Be a Sponsor: Companies and individuals can sponsor the event or a flight of stairs in honor or memory of a personal hero or loved one. Please contact Kathy Beardsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Homes for the Brave (HFTB) - 42 beds of transitional living for with 37 designated for male Veterans
Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes (FS:FH), housed at the PFC Nicholas A. Madaras Home - 15 beds of transitional living for homeless women with 10 designated for female veterans and 5 for overflow or their small children
Waldorf Supportive Housing - 9 units of permanent housing with case management for formerly homeless men with priority given to Veterans and those with histories of chronic homelessness
Quotes from some of our clients:
I was prepared to fight
I was prepared to be captured
I was prepared to be wounded
I was even prepared to die
I wasn’t prepared to be homeless, hungry & abandoned - HFTB client
“It has given me time to get my life back on track and to be productive in society”- Amos
"I have been able to stand up and take control over being homeless.”-A
“ABRI/Homes for the Brave is a good spring board for a successful recovery.” –Daniel