On August 7th Planet Granite San Francisco hosted the 4th annual ASCA Live Auction Fundraiser. To support the American Safe Climbing Association as part of our PG Gives Back program, Planet Granite pledged to match up to $20,000 of all donations made between the August 1st and 15th.
When the night came to an end,
a total of $ 8471 was raised for the ASCA.
Over the next few days more online donations poured in,
and the final count was over 24k!
With the 20k match from Planet Granite,
we beat our goal from last year
with over $44,000 dollars raised for the ASCA!
This means to date, Planet Granite has helped raise
over $140,000 for the ASCA since 2009.
We are proud to support such a great organization!
As folks arrived to find a seat, they were greeted by tables filled up with prizes, local cold brew coffee Flux on tap, cases of Napa wine to accompany every purchase, and most importantly, the guest of honor Chris Sharma was in the house for a special presentation.
The highlights of the auction included the bidding for the newly released GoPro Hero3, a special edition Timbuk2 messenger bag with the PG Logo and not surprisingly, an autographed photograph of Mr. Chris Sharma himself. The audience went crazy when free Prana chalk bags, water bottles and cliff bars were thrown out into the crowd. Excitement was high and every dollar spent was going towards a great cause!
It’s a truly special moment when a community comes together and makes an effort to bring about a positive change to the environment. Spending time in the mountains is a rare gift awarded to all of us in the rock climbing community. Planet Granite is grateful to the friends that came out to the event and made donations to support the ASCA. See you next year!
In addition to the donations from Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, SuperTopo, BigUpProductions, Metoilius, Prana, LuluLemon and Adobe, a ton of small businesses from the Bay area stepped up and were happy to participate. Special thanks to Lola Kay vineyards, Flux Coffee, Lombardi Sports, The Priest Station Café, Escape Campervans, Sports Basement, Sky Dive Hollister, House of Air, Huckberry, Fixed Hardware, Timbuk2, Aqua Surf Shop, Chateau Montelena and Go Kart Racer for their generous contributions.
Special thanks to everyone who donated! For more photos, check out our Facebook Page.
Thanks to everyone who donated to the event!
Chaya San Francisco
Patxi’s San Francisco
Psoas Massage & Bodywork
Big Stone Publishing
Aqua Surf Shop
The TacoShop at Underdogs
Burgess Wine from Napa Valley
House of Air
Scratch Labs in Boulder,CO
Hood River Coffee
Seven Stills in San Francisco
Presidio Sport and Medicine
Gsports Physical Therapy
Eryn Lauckern CMT
Recycle Resoles in Marin
De La Fountain
Accelerate Sports Medicine
Team of 2: Kris Peters and Justen Sjong
Roaring Mouse Cycles
Priest Station Café and Denise Anker