Tuesday, July 04, 2006

WTA Hikeathon

Thanks to everyone who supported me last year for theWashington Trails Association hike-a-thon. I raised $900 for Washington Trails! This year I want to try and match that again. I hope to hike at least 40 miles (just over a mile a day). Only miles I hike on trails in Washington State will be counted towards my total. So any trip to Georgia at the beginning of August will not help me. I am also in competition with Green Tortuga, Ryan, to see who can raise the most money this year! (He always hikes more miles than I do). I am seeking pledges for my hiking.

You can pledge a flat donation, such as $50 or an amount per mile, such as $1 per mile. Any contributions over $35 will be eligible for Washington Trails Association Membership. (With membership you receive a Washington Trails Magazine) This is a great little magazine and has many interesting articles on the trails in Washington and also general articles on topics such as backpackingwith children and reviewing camping gear etc. All donations are tax deductible. And every little bit helps! Last year I had pledges as low as 10 cents per mile or a flat $5. It all adds up.

Last year all my pledges got paperback books byWashington State Authors. This year I am cleaning out my movie collection. I have VHS and DVD movies that are set in Washington State to give to my pledges. If you pledge $10 or more, you can choose a movie from my collection (first come first serve) Some of the titles I have available are:

Sleepless in Seattle (VHS)
Enough (DVD)
Assassins (VHS)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (VHS)
Benny and Joon (VHS)
Life or Something Like it (DVD)
Get Carter (DVD)
Singles (VHS and DVD)
Say Anything (VHS)
Disclosure (DVD)
The Postman (DVD)
Enough (DVD)
An Officer and a Gentleman (VHS)

I will need to collect all money from my pledges by September 3, 2006.
Checks can be made out to WTA (Washington Trails Association)
Also if anyone would like to make a contribution via Paypal, just email me and we can work that out too!


Amanda Arkebauer

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