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Mountain Alliance Hosts Climbathon Fundraiser Oct. 30


Oct. 28, 2014. Mountain Alliance, a non-profit youth leadership development program at Watauga High School will be holding its annual “Climbathon” fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 30. This event will be held at Watauga High School and all students are encouraged to participate. Historically, Climbathon has served as a major source of Mountain Alliance’s yearly budget, making dozens of adventure and service trips possible at no cost to students.

With record-breaking attendance this year by students at bi-weekly MA membership meetings, we have high hopes that this year’s Climbathon will provide even more opportunities for local high schoolers to give back to their community and to get active on outdoor adventures. The nonprofit organization offers regular after school and weekend programs designed to help young people grow and learn about themselves and their community. All high school age youth in the county are welcome to join, and there is no cost to participate.

The Climbathon will be held at Watauga High School’s Alpine Tower high ropes challenge course on Oct. 30, from 1-6 p.m. With climbing, costumes, music, food, friends and fundraising, it is sure to be a good time. Watauga High School students are currently working hard to raise money for this event.

The goal for this year’s Climbathon is to raise $8,000 and students are aiming to raise at least $50 on their own. Anyone who raises $50 or more will get a free t-shirt. For the first $4,000 raised, ECRS Retail Automation Systems will match every dollar. Although there is no minimum donation required to climb the tower, dress up and hang out, students are encouraged to raise as much as possible. All funds raised will go directly back into the program.

There will be a costume contest with prizes for three categories: best duo, most random and most Mountain Alliance spirit. IN addition, lawn games, free food and hot chocolate will be provided to students. In the past, this event has been a blast for students as well as a hugeb benefit to the program, so we appreciate any and all support.

To learn more about Climbathon and Mountain Alliance or to find out how you can contribute, visit www.mountainalliance.org or contact Mountain Alliance at 828-263-1770 or rachel@mountainalliance.org.