Seattle Outdoor Adventure Nonprofit Hosts Event to Send Youth on a 54-Day Adventure
September 27, 2016
Seattle, WA, September 27, 2016– Pacific Northwest-based nonprofit Peak 7 Adventures is hosting their second annual Seattle fundraising event to provide outdoor adventures for over 1,000 underserved Seattle teens. The event, held on October 13, 2016 at Sodo Park, will include a live auction and youth speakers who will share how experiences in the outdoors have changed their lives.
Funds raised will not only provide rock climbing, backpacking, and whitewater rafting trips to youth, but will also allow Seattle youth to participate in Peak 7’s new 54-day immersive outdoor leadership program, the Bower Adventure Course.
“I had so much fun and saw so many beautiful places. I watched myself and my peers grow in character, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I learned so many things that I can share with the people in my life. I grew in my sense of identity and experienced a lot of healing,” said Adin Haines, 2016 BAC participant.
Youth who attend Peak 7 trips come from low-income, underserved backgrounds and rely on Peak 7’s scholarship program to be able to experience outdoor adventures. The Seattle fundraising event will provide the guides, gear, and everything else necessary for teens to experience growth and healing in the outdoors. Peak 7’s supporters and event attendees understand the potential for healing and growth that nature can provide for youth and desire for all youth to experience those life-changing moments, regardless of background.
Sponsors of this Peak 7 event include TravelChair, C4 Belts, Integrity Construction, and Allevin Creative.
For tickets and information, visit http://peak7.org/get-involved/seattlebanquet/ or call Julia Horn at (425)243-4759.
About Peak 7: Peak 7 Adventures was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing outdoor trips for underserved youth that would help them grow and experience healthy, meaningful adventures. As of 2016, Peak 7 has provided over 20,000 youth with backpacking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting adventures that have introduced them to the outdoors, many for the first time.