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ASCA Auction Fundraiser

Between April 15th and 30th, Planet Granite has pledged to match up to $10,000 of funds raised for the American Safe Climbing Association – this means your $1 will become $2!  Plus, join us on Wednesday April 27th at PG San Francisco for a Fundraising Auction with special presentations by well-known soloist and local climber, Alex Honnold and Chris McNamara of SuperTopo and founder of the ASCA.

The ASCA is responsible for much of the rebolting projects that have occurred in the West and have even contributed as far east as Thailand! Largely volunteer-run organization, the ASCA depends entirely on donations to purchase bolts. These bolts are the reason we can still climb at many of our favorite crags. In 2010, the ASCA provided the following to these areas:

- 750 bolts in Yosemite Valley, CA
- 150 bolts in Tuolumne, CA
- 450 bolts in Red Rocks, NV
- 150 bolts in Joshua Tree, CA
- 500 bolts in Colorado, incl. Rifle Canyon
- 250 bolts in Smith Rock, OR
- 300+ bolts in Thailand
- >500 bolts to less well-known areas!

Wondering why PG is able to donate $10,000 towards a company match? This is part of PG Gives Back – our new giving program. Planet Granite has committed to donating $1 for each member every month to one of three areas: Climbing, Community and the Environment. It’s because of our members we’re able to support these amazing organizations.

To donate, please visit http://www.planetgranite.com/asca.

 

 

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