You may recall that back in December, I posted about participating in the 100K Vertical Challenge at Whitetail. The event was slated to be held on Jan. 9. Thanks to our crazy non-winter, the event had to be postponed until Feb. 13, which leads me to post about it again now.
First, I know that you’re shocked—shocked!—to hear that Steve and I have signed up for another nutty endurance challenge. On Feb. 13, we will join 23 other crazy skiers and boarders to attempt to ski 100,000 vertical feet in one day—roughly 107 runs at Whitetail—as part of the first annual 100k Vertical Challenge. The event aims to raise funds for and awareness of the Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, a nonprofit adaptive sports program that services wounded warriors in the nearby Baltimore/Washington region, as well as civilian athletes with a wide range of disabilities.
Instead of describing why I feel this cause is so important, I’d like to show you. I dare you to watch this video of Todd Love, a Marine who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, on an adaptive snowboard and not get at least a little weepy:
There are two ways to donate: either with a flat donation, or by pledging to donate a certain amount based on the number of runs we complete. Since it’s a new and relatively low-tech event, you donate to our campaign by simply making a direct donation via the Two Top website (http://www.twotopadaptive.org/), then letting us know you’ve done so (so we can thank you and brag to our fellow participants). If you’d rather pledge on a per-run basis, all you need to do now is let us know how much you’d like to pledge per run. Then, after the event, we’ll let you know how many runs we completed, so you know how much to donate via the website. In either case, if you would prefer to mail a check, send it to: Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, Inc., 10914 Claylick Rd. Mercersburg, PA 17236.
Thanks for any support you can offer, financial or emotional.