Turns out, it’s expensive to train for a World Championships, let alone get your butt to France to compete. I’m super lucky and have sponsors that help cover my expenses, but most of the para-athletes do not. Most are full time working professionals that now have to figure out how to make a trip to Europe work so they can bring back hardware for Team USA!
Like last year, I expect we’ll have 30 athletes representing USA at worlds. Below, I’m compiling a list of group and individual fundraisers from my team mates. I’ll leave it up to you to decide who you’d like to toss some dollar bills at. Every single damn one of these folks are worthy of your time and cash - so good luck choosing just one...if you can!
Brittany Rae Davis/ Team ACG
Brittany will be headed to her second WCH this year after her debut last year in Innsbruck. You can read a bit more about her here in this great article from Rock and Ice.
Brittany has designed a rad tee and tank set to raise money for worlds. Any excess raised, she says, she’ll donate to other members of the team through the Adaptive Climbing Group. Click Here to Buy Your Shirt
Team Central Rock Gym
Team CRG is sending athletes and their callers to Briancion. Based in Boston, this team has been growing fast, and if you’re in the Boston area, you should definitely check them out! This will be both athlete’s first time at the WCH. You can donate to them here.
I’ve been climbing with Trevor since he was about 13, and it’s been incredible to watch him grow into a real try-hard machine - yeah, he outclimbs me now, I guess I just have to be OK with that! He came in second place at last years WCH in Innsbruck - his first ever international appearance. Since then he’s been training his tail off - if anyone has a shot at a gold, it’s this guy! You can donate to Trevor here.
People think that Corey came out of nowhere at this years Paraclimbing nationals, taking gold in Men’s Leg Amputee as well as overall male top finisher - but Corey has actually been a part of the family since the very first nationals in 2014, taking a break to have three beautiful kids. He’s back with a vengeance, and I’m excited to see him crush on the international stage for the first time ever. To support Corey, Click Here.
Team ACG, or Adaptive Climbing Group, has programs all over the country. This year 9 athletes will be travelling to worlds under the ACG banner. You can find their page here.