CLIMB FOR A CURE - Sponsored by MetroRock

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Climb New England’s Indoor Cannon Cliff

PLACE: MetroRock, Everett, MADATE: April 25, 2009TIME: 4 PM to 10 PMWHAT IT IS: fundraiser to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber in their fight against childhood cancerGOAL: raise $6,000 MetroRock Will sponsor the event and donate the first $1,000

PARTICIPATION

  • Registration will open on Monday, March 9th.

  • To register participants should email Bill Schifone at Bill@metrorock.com. Pledge sheets can also be picked up at the front desk. If questions please call MetroRock at 617-387-7625.

  • A Jimmy Fund Pledge Sheet will be given/sent to you upon registration. This must be completed by every participant. It must be turned in before or on the day of the comp. It must have the participants name on it. It must have all the pledges’ names and the amount of the pledges

  • Sponsored climbers will attempt to climb 600 vertical feet on April 25th from 4pm to 10pm. Open to any climber, any ability. Climber must be in MetroRock’s data base having passed a belay test or climber must be able to pass a belay test

  • Registration closes on Wednesday, April 22nd (also see day of event walk-in policy below)

PLEDGES

  • Sponsored climbers are encouraged to solicit pledges from private individuals or businesses. Pledges must be collected in cash or checks. Checks must be made out to the "Jimmy Fund".

  • All pledges MUST be recorded on a MetroRock Jimmy Fund Pledge Sheet

  • Pledge Sheets must be turned in to MetroRock on or before April 25th.

  • Sponsored Climbers can attain one of three levels of sponsorship: Gold - $250 or more in total pledges; Silver - $100 or more in total pledges; Bronze - $50 or more in total pledges

  • MetroRock will reward sponsored climbers based on COLLECTED pledges with associated Metrobucks (good for anything including merchandise in the gym) as follows: Gold - $25 Metrobucks; Silver - $10 Metrobucks; Bronze - $5 Metrobucks

EVENT LOGISTICS

  • Gym will be closed to general public for event hours.

  • Gym routes will be given a ‘value’ of 35 feet for each route, meaning a participant will have to climb 17 routes to attain the 600 foot goal.

  • Routes can be done toprope or lead. No premium/penalty for grades.

  • Routes do not have to be linked; I.E. the climber can rest on the rope.

  • Climbers will be given a ‘scorecard’ to keep track of their climbs. There will be a place for a peer’s initials (only one).

  • MetroRock will provide food and beverage for the participating climbers either a pizza party or a barbecue starting at 6 PM.

WALK INS ON DAY OF EVENT

  • ALL roped climbers, members and non-members, unaware of the event and simply coming to climb will be asked for a minimum donation of $25 and will be able to climb.

  • ALL boulderers, members and non-members, unaware of the event and just coming to climb will be asked for a minimum donation of $25 and will be able to climb.

  • NOTE – Day of event walk-ins will be allowed to use a credit card to make a donation. ONLY day of event walk-ins will be allowed to use a credit card.

Visit: metrorock.com for more info

About the Jimmy FundSince its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Visit: www.jimmyfund.org for more info