Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Climb for MS Success!

This Climb for MS at Prime Climb Climbing Gym (on Dec. 8th 2012) was a huge success!  Connecticut rock climbers and visitors to the gym that day donated a total of $2510!  A donation dollar for dollar match by Prime Climb gym brings the grand total to $5020 that will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

The gym was packed with eager veterans and newcomers to climbing who wanted to help out toward a worthy cause: defeat MS!  The day started out with a high intensity dyno comp won easily by the springy Dave Decelles for the males.  Later in the day many people tried their hand at the obscure sport of crate stacking.  For the ladies Megan Twohig took first place with 17 crates stacked and I took first place for the men with 24 crates stacked!  The day ended with everyone gathered around a table full of climbing "schwag" clinching handfuls of numbered tickets in hopes of winning some awesome prizes donated by vendors such as: Five Ten, Trailblazer, New England Ropes, Revolution, Pusher, Team Rainbow Designs, Friksn, Evolv, Madrock Climbing, So Ill, Practical Climbing, Sanuk, Julbo Sunglasses, Detroit Rock Climbing Company, and many more!  If you couldn't make it out to the fundraiser donations can still be made to fight MS on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's webpage that can be found here.  Below are some photos from the action that occurred at the fundraiser taken by the event organizer Sean Ewers (awesome guy by the way!!)

Rep from National MS Society educating on MS! 

 Dave Decelles, winner of Dyno Comp!  He took down every dyno there with ease!

 Meg Twohig stacking mad crates here! She took the gold for the women's crate stacking!

Myself taking crates and stacking them like it was my job!  I came away with 1st for the men's.

The MS fundraiser day turned out to be a great day and huge success!  MS Society, Prime Climb and Sean Ewers (event organizer) greatly appreciated everyone who made it out to the event and/or donated!  More photos from the event can be found on this Facebook link!