The HC Dictators have voted on how to distribute the proceeds for this year’s auction, and they will be distributed as follows!
65% to the American Alpine Club, to help in their construction of the New River Gorge campground
20% to NRAC, to support all the fixed gear replacement and access issues they deal with in the New River Gorge area
15% to HomoClimbtastic, because, well, we want our own freakin’ PA system for once!
So far we’ve operated HC without a budget for years, but that system is buckling under the weight of the volume of people we serve and the scope of the events. But that’s just 15% of the money. The bulk of it is going to the American Alpine Club to build their awesome new climber’s campground.
And more money is going to NRAC to replace all those shiny pretty bolt hangers, or rather, the ones that are no longer shiny and pretty, or were originally made of cut up pieces of Porter’s bed frame.
Buuuuuuut we also have a supercool donation option for the auction–if you want to sponsor the event and have the proceeds from the gear you contribute to be sent to ANOTHER climbing charity–Southeastern Climber’s Coalition, Access Fund, etc.–you can do so, and we’ll send the check to them instead. So you can sponsor whoever you want to!
And no matter how you want the proceeds donated, we’ll write up an awesome-o description of what you’re sending. With any pictures you send along. So you get some attention for your gear, and it goes to a good cause. Huzzah!
All you have to do is ship what you want to donate to Water Stone Outdoors, Attention: HomoClimbtastic.
Water Stone Outdoors
101 Wiseman Ave
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Phone number: (304) 574-2425
You’ll also want to e-mail Lisa Hummel at email@example.com with photo(s)/links, and especially important, an inventory of everything you’re sending, so that we can return to you an accounting of what we received, what it sold for, and where the money was sent.
So go for it! Promote inclusive climbing, climbing access, safe climbing equipment, and get publicity to boot!
DATE AND LOCATION OF THE AUCTION:
Saturday night, July 20, 2013, Cantrell’s Pub (the restaurant/bar at Cantrell’s Ultimate Rafting), Fayetteville, WV. Exact hour to be determined and announced later. Open to the public!