On May 8th, 2010, we (my wife and I) opened the first Go Ape course in the USA at Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville, MD. So far, we have had an outstanding year with thousands of Washingtonians swinging from the trees and laughing together with friends and families. As former DC residents (we now live in my parent’s basement in Rockville and rent out our Allison Street home), we know that there are lots of kids who don’t have the opportunity to get out into the outdoors and experience the natural environment away from the buzz and activity of the city streets. As a result, Go Ape has partnered with a great group called City Kids Wilderness Project. City Kids’ Wilderness Project is a Washington DC non-profit that helps get inner city kids into the outdoors. The partnership was a perfect match.
On November 14th, Go Ape will be doing a fundraising day for City Kids Wilderness Project where 100% of proceeds will be donated to this non-profit. Moreover, we will be collecting donations of used gear, packs and clothes for the organization. To make sure the event is a success, we’re also offering discounted tickets ($35 versus $55) to all those that use the code “CKWP14” when booking at www.goape.com or 1-888-520-7322. I was wondering if you could inform the PoP Community of this cause. If you can help us spread the word to make the fundraiser a success, it would be much appreciated as these kids could use our help.”