Happy weekend everyone,
I wanted to share some news with you. A friend of mine sent me an email today wanting to spread some information about the Southeastern Climbers Coalition The SCC. My friend is a rock climber as well as an adrenalin junkie. I pasted a portion of the email on our blog so that you can get a clear picture of the message.
You are probably aware that I am a rock climber. But you may not be aware that there is an incredible organization for climbers called Southeastern Climbers Coalition. The SCC is a 501c3 all volunteer non-profit organization that purchases and preserves threatened climbing areas in the southeast. It is literally a land trust that buys good climbing land, bouldering sites and crags so people can have access to them. The land is held in trust and can never be developed. It may seem weird to do this but climbing land is hard to get a hold of because land owners don’t want trespassers on their property. Or, they don’t want to assume liability if someone gets hurt…
Anyway to raise funds they’ve entered the Pepsi Refresh Project grant competition for the month of November at the $250,000 level. The winners are decided by public vote. If we win, and that is entirely dependent upon our ability to network and motivate people like YOU to vote, the money will be spent preserving climbing access to 2 climbing areas – one in Alabama and one in Tennessee.
I’m writing to rally folks to vote for us. You can vote once per day for the entire month of November. I’ve created an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the website address to see more about The SCCwww.seclimbers.org
Thank you for reading. If you are a rock climber feel free to spread this information.