A group of Young Life supporters including Tim Glasson, our Chief Development Officer, recently completed an amazing journey to the top of Mt. Elbert in Colorado. The 14,439 ft. hike was part of a “Climb For A Cause” fundraiser for Fair Park Young Life.
The group chose the longer, more difficult route to reach the peak of Mt. Elbert, which is the highest peak in the state and the second highest peak in the lower 48 U.S. states.
In total, the team hiked 17 miles over a span of 9 hours and 40 minutes. Most importantly, the group raised more than $38,000 for Young Life camps which AM has supported for many years. Take a look at some of the amazing views that the team captured on the journey.
What Was the Purpose of the Climb for a Cause?
Climb For A Cause is a very reasonable way to raise funds for Fair Park Young Life. Instead of planning a banquet fundraiser or another type of event, it’s an opportunity to raise funds in a powerful way that connects each hiker to their spiritual source.
The idea is that mountains are a place to experience God, process life, prepare for what’s next, and raise awareness and funds for a cause that is close to God’s heart.
The funds raised on the hike will help Fair Park YL serve adolescent friends faithfully and take them to future Young Life summer camps, helping make an eternal impact on the lives of countless teenagers and future leaders.
While Mt. Elbert was very challenging and beautiful in its own right, Fair Park YL has even more plans to raise funds through larger mountain climbs. Next up could be a climb in California, Nepal, Argentina, or other locations that fall within the mission of Climb For A Cause.
“It was an unforgettable experience to reach the peak of Mt. Elbert and gaze across God’s creation,” says Tim Glasson. “Completing the hike for a great cause such as Fair Park Young Life made it even more special.”
– Want to get involved in the next Climb For A Cause? Or, would you like to support Fair Park Young Life? Find out more at FairPark.YoungLife.org.