We got the grant!

T3 recently received a $4,500 grant from the The Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation. The focus of the foundation is the enrichment and empowerment of people of all ages around the world, so as to prevent exploitation, poverty, and injustice.

We requested funds in support of our annual Grants-to-Clubs Program. We requested $8000 to cover 16 schools. They chose to fund us at this amount, so expectations would be for us to support 9 schools. These funds will help cover costs of High School Outing Clubs ensuring that outings are accessible and affordable to ALL students regardless of prior experience or family income level. With this money, we will be able to award 16 grants next fall of approximately $500 each to schools. On average there are 25 students in an Outing Club thereby impacting the lives of over 400 teens.

Teens To Trails in the community!

Hey fellow outdoors people - big things are happening at T3 now-a-days! Not only has this summer’s weather shaped up to be not-so-shabby, but we recently had tremendous success with our partners at Patagonia, ReVision Energy, and Baxter Brewing Company. Last Thursday, we hung out with our friends at Patagonia for the 2nd Annual Patagonia Night with Revision Energy. For all that made an appearance, thank you! We raised $132 in cash donations and a trunk-full of donated gear for outing clubs. Anyone that donated more than $10 got a 2017 Sunrise Guide. Once again, the event was a success for all.

In other news, T3 set up a booth at Baxter Brewing’s 4th Annual Great Falls Brewfest Saturday with donated water from Poland Spring. We suggested a donation of $1 per water, resulting in a hefty $357.50 in cash donation. We are psyched that we were able to spread the word about the Life Happens Outside Festival at Brewfest, especially since Baxter Brewing is partnering up with us for the festival!

Read about the event in the Sun Journal here!

The Life Happens Outside Festival is fast approaching! Early bird tickets at a discount price are on sale until June 30th with the code 01earlybird25. P.S. it’s 25% off your ticket purchase! Get your tickets here!

LHOF is shaping up to be a stellar event. Friday night constitutes a live concert, the Maine Outdoor Film Festival, tons of food trucks, and of course, beer. On Saturday you will have access to more than 50 outdoor vendors, workshops, demos, and yoga, all while making your way through more food trucks and beer. There will be a kids fun-run, too. If you’re feeling competitive, you can show off your skills during the Sterling Rope Speed Climbing Competition. All in all, it’s going to be a blast.

 

We hope all of our loyal T3-ers can come out and join the fun! Until then, get outside and enjoy the weathah.