On Friday, February 26th, Stone Gardens climbing gym in Bellevue, Washington hosted a greatly anticipated $5 Friday event in support of SheJumps!
Day passes to climb for the evening were discounted to only $5 (makes sense, right?!) for non-members, and Butora was present with a fleet of their beautiful women’s and men’s climbing shoe lines for the any and all climbers to demo for the evening.
At 6pm, the SheJumps WA crew setup a table to sell fundraising raffle tickets, hand out tasty treats from Kate’s Real Food, share information about SheJumps programming, clinics, and events happening in the Pacific Northwest, and promote the mission of SheJumps: to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities.
Our friends at Krave Jerky setup a tasting table with a variety of their gourmet beef, pork, and turkey jerky flavors to fuel all of the climbers with healthy protein throughout the evening.
Black Diamond Equipment also joined in on the fun by showing off some of their latest and greatest rock climbing gear and answering any questions about their products. Meanwhile, the gym was packed with both familiar and new faces looking to get in a solid Friday night climbing session on the ropes and boulders.
Once 7pm rolled around, delicious refreshments donated kindly by Two Beers Brewing Company and Seattle Cider Company were made available to those 21 and older, and some sodas were available for the little climbers who came out for the event. At 8pm, SheJumps raffled off a ton of great gear from our amazing partners who donated to the event: Butora climbing shoes, a Black Diamond crag pack, a Big Agnes camp chair, a climbing harness donated by Stone Gardens, Friction Labs chalk, Krave jerky, Feathered Friends swag, Arc’teryx shirts and hats, XS Unified socks and a beanie, and some SheJumps Girafficorn t-shirts.
Thank you to all of our amazing partners, especially Stone Gardens Bellevue, who made this event such a fun evening for the Seattle and Bellevue climbing community!
Krystin Norman 3/3/16
All photos by Ryan French.
Big thanks to our sponsors!