This Friday (April 24th, 2009) at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, we are hosting a charity showing of my new film PURE to benefit the Elizabethfontaine Primary School in Rocklands, South Africa. This school serves the children of the farm workers in the Rocklands area. Some of the students come from up to 12 miles away to attend classes. In addition to providing the school with much needed funds, you should come to the show because... It's good for us! This well-managed and award-winning school sits in the middle of one of the best bouldering areas on the planet, Rocklands. As wave after wave of climbers travel to Rocklands to test their skills against classic boulder problems, visitors and locals alike brace for the first wave of access restrictions, closures, and regulations. Similar to Hueco Tanks, Rocklands is covered with archeologic sites and pictographs. Taking an interest in the community is one of the best ways to build a good reputations for climbers and will go a long ways to keeping access open in the future.
Watch the video of last year's donation:
Making a difference, one step at a time
Coolbaugh #209, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado
Doors at 7pm
Tickets $7 (100% of proceeds benefit the school)
We have a special guest slide show from professional climber Kevin Jorgeson, a bake sale, and gear raffle from Scarpa, Marmot, La Sportiva, Cloudveil, and others. We would love to see you there, it will be a fun low-key event and a way to help those in need.
I look forward to seeing you there!