Big City Mountaineers Announces Early Application Process for 2011 Summer Climbs

Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to enhance the lives of under-resourced urban teens through transformative outdoor experiences, has announced its early application process for 2011 Summit for Someone (SFS) climbs.
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09.01.2010 – Denver, Colo. - Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to enhance the lives of under-resourced urban teens through transformative outdoor experiences, has announced its early application process for 2011 Summit for Someone (SFS) climbs.

SFS has emerged as the number one mountaineering fundraiser in the country because it gives outdoor enthusiasts a chance to travel, climb the world’s premier mountains and have a profound positive impact on under-resourced youth. To join this world-class event, participants make a monetary pledge to BCM. Through SFS, each participant raises enough money to send five inner city teens on a weeklong wilderness trip with a one-to-one mentor ratio.

“We’re excited to offer another year of dream adventures for folks who want to climb some of the world’s premier mountains for a good cause,” says Brendan Leonard, Summit For Someone manager. “This year, we’re also offering a climb of Kilimanjaro, as well as the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire. And if you want to climb something that’s not on our 2011 schedule, we’re offering the option to plan custom climbs with our guide services.”

Starting September 1, a $50 early application fee secures one of 150 spots available for 2011 climbs. SFS participants can then pick their climb by choosing to either pay a $450 deposit or raise $1,250 by October 1. Normally a $1,000 deposit is required. The remaining amount of funds participants must raise varies depending on their climb. SFS offers summits from $2,900 alpine rock climbs to $8,500 expeditions. To assist participants’ fundraising efforts, BCM offers tools including a personalized donation web page. Depending on the climb, participants also receive a gift card valued from $250 to $1,000 from MountainGear.com to purchase appropriate gear for their climb. Head to SummitforSomeone.org now to apply and reserve your spot.

About Big City Mountaineers

BCM is devoted to working exclusively with under-resourced urban teens by using the outdoors as a transformational element in their lives. BCM delivers life-changing outdoor experiences to hundreds of teens every year with a unique curriculum focused on improving self-esteem, motivation, decision-making, and communications skills. BCM runs its recreational mentoring program in selected urban centers throughout the country, with program areas in Denver, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at BigCityMountaineers.org.

For more information on Big City Mountaineers, please contact Hillary Harding at hillary@bigcitymountaineers.org or 303-271-9200 ext. 402.

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