Stepping Up For A Cause
Are you looking for a challenge?
Do you consider yourself adventurous?
Have you ever wondered what the inside of the US Bank Tower stairwell looks like?
Or what a 360 degree aerial view of Downtown looks like from the tallest building in Los Angeles??
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then have we got an adventure for YOU!!!
Join Team “LAPL Friends” as we climb the tallest building in Los Angeles on Friday, September 22, 2017! The US Bank Tower consists of 75 floors and has a total of 1,664 stairs. Easy peazy, right?
It IS!!! While we admit that it is somewhat of a challenge, we can honestly say it is totally do-able!
How awesome would it be to drive into downtown as you head to work, or as you head to the beach, or to a restaurant, or a friend’s house, or WHEREVER, and look over yonder and see the tallest building rising up in all its glory, and be able to say, “I CLIMBED THAT!!!” At 1,005 feet, the US Bank Tower is not just the tallest building in Los Angeles, it’s the tallest building west of the mighty, mighty Mississippi. And YOU, my friend, could have bragging rights for the rest of your life!!! Think about it!
At this time, we would like to extend an open invitation to anyone wishing to take on this wonderful and monumental challenge with us. It is open to EVERYONE and you don’t have to be an LAPL employee to participate. All you have to do is click on this link --> http://events.ymcala.org/site/TR/Events/General?team_id=11023&pg=team&fr_id=1570 , “Join Team” and register as a new climber. Easy as that!
If you can’t join us by climbing, how about supporting us by making a small donation toward our fundraising goal instead? Every little bit counts and no amount is too small. Since we are all part of the same team, we encourage those that want to donate to the LAPL Friends team, to choose a team member. We promise we won’t get jealous. On the contrary! We welcome it!!!
You will see the team roster and how much each of us has raised. You can then donate to someone who may have not yet met their fundraising goal. You’d be helping ALL of us in this way, and we wholeheartedly thank you in advance :)
Last year we had a team of 23. Yes! TWENTY-THREE!! And we were able to raise a whopping $3,192 between all of us. This year, we want that team to be bigger. So, grab a friend. Grab your family. Grab the neighbors. Grab anyone and everyone who may want to do this awesome climb with you. The more the merrier!! We will all be climbing for several different reasons. But the common reason we’ll all share is that this is for a very worthy cause. Every dollar we raise strengthens impactful YMCA community programs in and around Downtown Los Angeles. Our fundraising supports subsidized program participation for children, teens, families and seniors in some of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in the city.
So you see. It’s not only a fun fitness challenge, but an amazing worthwhile event.
So… what do you say? Are you in??!!!!