As part of the Logjam Foundations new Community Action Series, Logjam Presents will host a fundraising event for the Defying Gravity at the Top Hat on October 22nd where 25% of all food and beverage sales between 6pm – 9pm will be donated to the Defying Gravity. This event will be part of the Logjam Foundation’s Community Action Series – an ongoing series of events dedicated to raising funds and awareness for local non-profit organizations.
About Defying Gravity
Defying Gravity is a 501(c)3 non-profit established to support youth climbing in Missoula, Montana. Our mission is to foster a love of climbing in our local youth while developing a sense of community, pride, self-confidence, and stewardship of the land. We believe by instilling these values our climbing youth grow and develop into a lasting climbing community.
About their efforts:
Each October, Defying Gravity and the Missoula Climbing Team hosts a sanctioned USAC (USA Climbing) climbing competition at Freestone Climbing Center, called Booty Bash. Youth competitors travel from, on average, five different states to compete in this one-day event, which is being held October 26, 2019. This bouldering competition is a stepping stone for those who want to compete in Regionals, Divisionals, and Nationals, and it draws just under 100 youth climbers. While this competition is one of the main sources of annual fundraising for Defying Gravity, we also rely on other community events to raise funds to help support youth climbers in all their aspirations, from competing regionally to pursuing outdoor climbing opportunities.