K2 Adventures Foundation Veteran Fundraiser : “Veterans to the Summit”

What is “Veterans to the Summit”?

On Veterans Day (November 11, 2013), a group of disabled and able-bodied military veterans and civilians will make a bid for the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895m).  K2 Adventures Foundation will put together a diverse team of military veterans, active-duty soldiers and civilians to tackle Africa’s highest peak in celebration of those who have served and those who continue to serve.

 

Motivated by the belief that time in the outdoors eases the transition back to civilian life, K2 Adventures Foundation has created an opportunity for soldiers to build community and reconnect with the outdoors. Statistically, over 18 US veterans a day commit suicide and many others turn to substance abuse and violence to cope with the overwhelming difficulties faced after service. With the help of programs like this, some are finding a different way.

“Veterans to the Summit” will provide an opportunity for former service members to experience camaraderie and a sense of belonging while also contributing to ongoing development efforts in Moshi, Tanzania. The team will not only climb a peak, but will also spend a few days working with children at the Mwereni Integrated School for the Blind.  This school is made up of 520 students and 74 orphans that live on property.  The 74 orphans suffer from either albinism, blindness or the genetic disease called Xeroderma Pigmentosum.

How can you help?

Show your support for those who have served and those who continue to serve by getting involved with “Veterans to the Summit.” This event will showcase the abilities, talent, dedication and drive that our veterans possess and we’d like you to be a part of it!  Here are some ways you can contribute:

 

1. Support a soldier on this climb with a donation to K2 Adventures Foundation.

2. Join the climb. Come climb Kili with us! Applications are available.

3. Help us organize an event or fundraiser that will help us reach our goal.

4. Help us get the word out – tell your friends. Post a link to our donation page on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc….

 

Why are we doing this?


“We are a small group of veterans climbing simply because we can,” explains 28-year old veteran, who spent 8 years in the Army and served in Iraq. “We are here for each other and here for the men and women who could not be here.”

Sponsorship Opportunities

Level One:  $10,000 Summit Sponsorship

This sponsorship will provide one veteran with an all expense paid trip to participate in “Veterans to the Summit” and it will provide additional funds to K2 Adventures Foundation to continue their work in the United States and around the world. 

 

In return:  A soldier will personally speak to your company with a message that will be decided together within a year.  A soldier will carry a banner with either your personal or company logo to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.   K2 Adventures Foundation will provide high-res images of the team holding it at the top. We will place your logo on all t-shirts, newsletters, blogs, our website and videos. 

 

Level Two:  $7,500 Trekking Sponsorship

 

This sponsorship will provide one veteran with an all expense paid trip to participate in “Veterans to the Summit”. This includes airfare, mountain and ground accommodations, Visa, land transportation and an opportunity of a lifetime.

 

In return:  A soldier will carry a banner with either your personal or company logo to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.   K2 Adventures Foundation will provide high-res images of the team holding it at the top. We will place your logo on all t-shirts, newsletters, blogs, our website and videos. 

 

Level Three:  $5,000 Base Camp Sponsorship

 

This sponsorship will provide one veteran or soldier with all mountain and ground accommodations, Visa, land transportation and an opportunity of a lifetime.

This sponsorship does not include airfare. 

 

In return:  A soldier will carry a banner with either your personal or company logo to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.   K2 Adventures Foundation will provide high-res images of the team holding it at the top.

   

Level Four:  $2,500.00_____$ 1,000.00_____$ 500.00_____$ 250.00_____$100.00_____

This sponsorship will go into a general fund and will be distributed equally to soldiers needing financial assistance.

 

In return:  Your name will be listed on our website as a supporter. 

 

Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  K2 Adventures Foundation is a qualified 501 C 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide care for children, adults and families with special needs and or life changing medical circumstances by providing services, support and funds that they can use for educational and medical enrichment. We take Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  Our address:  K2 Adventures Foundation 17893 N. 94th Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255. www.k2adventures.org 

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