UPDATE: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Fundraising Hike a Huge Success
Anika and Taylor have raised over $6000 for the GoHawkeye Foundation Youth Development Fund. Their single day hike near Telluride, Colorado on Wednesday, August 15 was more than an opportunity to get outdoors for fresh air and a vigorous 8.5-mile hike. The main objective was to support kids with physical disabilities enjoy the benefits of recreating in the outdoors by collecting donations to buy adaptive sports equipment and experiences for individuals. All funds raised directly benefit the grant recipients. The GoHawkeye Foundation has GRANTS available for individuals or organizations seeking outdoor recreation equipment and experiences.
“Growing up spending winter and summer holidays in Telluride, I’ve come to love the mountains and mountain sports like hiking, skiing, rock climbing and mountain biking. When I met Hawkeye and heard that he helps people with disabilities participate in mountain activities I knew I wanted to help and the focus would be on kids.” – Ani Parr
This steep and rocky trail connects the See Forever Trail to the Wasatch Trail #508 that leads to Bear Creek Falls. The Wasatch Connection drops off the back side of Gold Hill. The wildflowers through this area in July are some of the best around. Expect steep switchbacks on the descent into Bear Creek.
GoHawkeye Foundation Youth Development Fund
On August 15, 2018, Anika Parr and Taylor Danielson will undertake a fundraising hike for the GoHawkeye Foundation youth development fund during their summer vacation in Colorado. This year’s 8.5-mile hike will begin and end in Telluride. Please consider pledging any amount you feel comfortable donating. 100% of these funds will go towards assisting kids with disabilities to experience the outdoors.
“Overall, youth are an underserved population in off-road handcycling, due largely to the lack of available equipment.” -Pat Addabbo, Oregon Adaptive Sports Program Director.
In 2017 kids off-road-handcycles were delivered to two different adaptive sports organizations. These bikes were directly funded by the GoHawkeye Foundation youth development fund.
“The best thing about providing these bikes for kids is that they were paid for by kids! The GoHawkeye Youth Development Fund was established by 12-year-old fundraisers Anika Parr and Helena Burger who have raised $7000 during the past three summers from biking, hiking and bake sales. These girls are right on target because these adaptive organizations have a real need for this type of handcycle in kid biking programs.” – Hawkeye
Donations to the GoHawkeye Foundation go directly to adaptive athletes of all ages and abilities. Like 11-year-old Sam Lopez from Fortworth, Texas who loves basketball and plays the game despite having cerebral palsy. He received … Read More
Long distance hiking provides a unique opportunity to raise money for a charity. GoHawkeye has been raising money for outdoor adaptive sports since 2007 with over $100,000 in distributed funds. You can get started the … Read More