Sunday, March 02, 2008

Update on Summits for My School

For those of you who have been following the hiking efforts of my nine-year-old grandson, Evan, since I wrote about him climbing Mt. Katahdin in the column, the support for his Summits for My School project to raise money to help his school become more environmentally efficient has been terrific.

As of today, he had received donations of $3,078 toward his goal of $5,000 for climbing ten 4,000-foot summits by the end of 2008. He's already climbed Mt. Tecumseh in January and now that the weather is bound to break he and family are planning for the rest of his climbs.

Several companies have offered to sponsor him with donations and equipment that will help him on his hike. LEKI, a manufacturer of high-end hiking poles that is now being auctioned off on eBay, is one of these companies. The funds raised will go toward Evan's goal. You can to the auction by clicking here. The poles are LEKI Ultralite Ti Ergometric Soft Antishock System Trekking Poles.

Other companies have offered to donate similar products and Evan's dad will be posting these on eBay when they arrive in the future.

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