Fundraiser for Inner City Outings, American River Sept 20-21Posted September 3, 2008 by Malina
Our focus is as a commercial rafting outfitter, but AO Rafting has worked with special groups for years–schools, Boy Scouts, programs for underpriviledged and special needs kids–because rafting has the potential to be a uniquely rewarding experience for kids and young people. This history made it a no-brainer to partner with the Inner City Outing Whitewater Rafting volunteer group for a fundraiser this September.
Inner City Outings is a volunteer branch of the Sierra Club whose mission is to give at-risk urban youth and adult recovery groups the chance to explore the natural world, give them a team and confidence building experience, and broaden their perspective of the world. The kids ICO serve come from a variety of challenging backgrounds–poverty, violence, foster homes–so ICO adventures are truly remarkable opportunities for them. ICO rafting trips are staffed entirely by volunteers and rely heavily on donations.
Each year ICO takes over 200 kids rafting, and All Outdoors is excited to have the chance to support their efforts by partnering up for a fundraiser weekend on the South and Middle Forks of the American River September 20 and 21. You will enjoy a day on the river of your choice–and a significant portion of your trip fee will be donated to the Bay Area ICO rafting group to help them keep doing their good work in 2009. You can even make it a tax-deductable donation!