It's Vertical Challenge season!
Make a difference by making turns.
The GOALS Vertical Challenge is our largest annual fundraiser - using a peer-to-peer donation model that allows GOALS supporters to raise money that gets kids on rivers...all by enjoying a great day skiing or snowboarding with the Vertical Challenge team!
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
The premise of our "Get Up and Get Down to Get Kids Out" ski-a-thon is very simple. Just click the event poster to join, then follow prompts to create your own individual or team fundraising page in a few simple steps. You'll have a custom page up in less than 10 minutes, and be on your way to making a difference. You'll then send your page to friends, family, and co-workers or post it on social media - asking for ski-a-thon pledges from people who support the GOALS mission.
On April 8th, you'll join the team of 2017 Vertical Challenge skiers and snowboarders at Winter Park Ski Area. We'll provide a GPS tracking device that monitors how many vertical feet you've covered throughout the day, with a goal that every team member logs at least 10,000 vertical feet.
Celebrate with us after the lifts close at the after-party, where we'll recognize outstanding accomplishments and give away great prizes to our top fund raisers. The more money you raise, the more prizes you might win from our generous sponsors - including skis, snowboards, action cameras, outdoor gear, and gift certificates for adventures like skydiving, jeep tours, etc. Although leaving the event with fancy prizes is great, the real reward comes from knowing that you've made the GOALS experience available for children who would not have had the opportunity if it weren't for your efforts and the generosity of your donors.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTAnT?
In 7 years, GOALS has provided over 3,300 life-changing days on wild rivers for over 750 kids. We're very proud that no interested child has ever been unable to go for financial reasons. In large part, this is due directly to the success of our largest fundraiser of the year...the Vertical Challenge.
You can help make this year's event the largest ever. We're aiming for at least 70 skiers and snowboarders at the 7th annual event in 2017 - join as an individual or build your own team of 7 today!
TWO EXCITING WAYS TO COMPETE!
As has always been the case, you can certainly create your own individual fundraising campaign and raise money for a cause you love.
New for our 7th annual event, we're also offering the "Lucky 7 Challenge." If a free overnight river expedition motivates you and your friends to raise more than you ever thought possible for GOALS, form a team of 7. You'll be competing against the other teams for the top prize, a professionally outfitted overnight river expedition through Westwater Canyon of the Colorado River in Utah - recently named the best short rafting expedition in North America by National Geographic.
Form a team of 7 friends, co-workers, or get your family focused to experience the GOALS magic together. The top 2 teams who meet minimum eligibility requirements will be awarded with an exciting Westwater Canyon experience this fall!
WHETHER YOU COME ALONE OR FORM A TEAM OF 7, YOU'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
IN THE LIVES OF KIDS THROUGH GOALS WILDERNESS RIVER EXPEDITION.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Click here for a list of Vertical Challenge FAQ's, or enjoy the re-cap video highlighting the fun and powerful nature of this event!