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.
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!
Many Thanks to all the Sponsors and Presenters at our event as well as everyone who came, bid and donated:
Big Up Productions
Bridges Rock Gym
Dave and Mammoth Mountaineering
GotIt Rentals South Lake Tahoe
Hood River Coffee
Jerry Dodrill Photography
John Harrison Photography
Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Tarbuster – Roy McClenahan
Think Tank Photo