The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
Partnering Climbing Gym:
“This partnership allows us all to share our love of climbing with the Boys and Girls Club and ensure aspiring climbers walk away feeling a bit more proud and inspired.”
– Robert Cohen CEO, El Cap
Marking the beginning of the new partnership, El Cap and 1Climb opened a brand new rock wall at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. The new wall, donated by El Cap, brings climbing and climbing related programs to 10,000 kids in the Denver area. The donation supports the clubs goals of helping kids achieve better academic success, healthy lifestyles and civic engagement through climbing. It also brings climbing to a community that might not otherwise have the opportunity. In addition to the Denver wall, El Cap and 1Climb have plans to open walls in Portland and San Francisco in 2020. Which is just the beginning, the two brands will continue to partner on walls around the country into the future.
El Cap, who owns Planet Granite, Earth Treks and Momentum, is the largest nationwide network of indoor climbing gyms. Continuing to grow its network, El Cap not only donated the wall to the Boys and Girls Club, but they committed to ongoing programming and instruction with their expert staff. The partnership ensures a positive experience for the kids and the walls continued success.
“This partnership allows us all to share our love of climbing with the Boys and Girls Club and ensure aspiring climbers walk away feeling a bit more proud and inspired,” explains Robert Cohen, CEO of El Cap. “Our hope is that eventually they decide to join the kind-hearted and encouraging community that exists in climbing today.”