May 022011
 

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Greg Barnes of the ASCA,  Chris McNamara and Alex Honnold.

Below is a post by Chris McNamara, found on the Supertopo Forum here.  We’re SO excited this event was such a huge success.  This would not have happened without the support of the climbing community and sponsors.  So THANK YOU!

The ASCA fundraiser with Planet Granite was a huge success!

For the Live Auction at PG San Francisco, about 300 people attended and we far exceeded our goal of $20,000…

We raised $30, 395.85!!

$10,484 – from live auction at Planet Granite San Francisco April 27
$2,240 in online donations before the event directed from PG web site
$550 – misc donation checks
$7,121.85 – ebay Outdoor Gear auction and PayPal donations between April 15 and 30
$10,000 – match from
Planet Granite Gives Back Program

All this will fund bolt replacement for the ASCA for over a year and lead to 2000+ bolts being replaced!

Huge Thanks to Planet Granite for inspiring, organizing and presenting the event:
Jeff Ceccacci, Mick Petts, Renee DeAngelis, Stephanie Ko Pound, Patty Nowak, Justin Vitcov, Carolyn Link, and all the staff who helped out.

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And, of course
the Planet Granite matching contribution of $10,000 is HUGE!
This is part of the
Planet Granite Gives Back. For every member, $1 is donated per month to climbing, community and the environment.

Planet Granite also helped raise over $20,000 for the ASCA in 2009.  So all told, PG has been by far the biggest force in continuing the ASCA’s bolt replacement work. Thank you!

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Some 300+ people in attendance!

Many Thanks to all the Sponsors and Presenters at our event as well as everyone who came, bid and donated:

Alex Honnold
Beal
Big Up Productions
Bistro Liaison
Black Diamond
Bluewater
Bridges Rock Gym
Bruce Hildenbrand
Chateau Montelena
ClimbFind.com
Dave and Mammoth Mountaineering
DMM
Dope Miller
Edelweiss
Evolv
GotIt Rentals South Lake Tahoe
Greg Barnes
Grivel
Hans Florine
Hood River Coffee
Jerry Dodrill Photography
Jim Herson
Jim Thornburg
John Harrison Photography
Metolius
Omega Pacific
Organic
Outback Adventures
Patagonia
Petzl
Prana
REI
Renan Ozturk
Sender Films
Singing Rock
Sports Basement
Steve Dawson
Super Topo
Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Tarbuster – Roy McClenahan
Think Tank Photo
Tom Addison
Tommy Caldwell

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