USAC Fundraising for Elite Athletes


USA Climbing has kicked off a campaign to raise money for youth and adult competitive climbers. As it stands, in order to represent the United States at an International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) competition, competitors must purchase an IFSC license, pay the event registration fee, and pay for all travel fees associated with getting to the competition.

American climbing competitors do not receive government funding and sponsorship of such athletes is still rare. Therefore, USA Climbing is looking to help the top US athletes showcase their skills against the world’s best by launching the Golden Ticket fundraiser.

Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold, and the winner will get to choose from a trip to the 2015 ESPY Awards, an all expenses paid San Francisco Shopping Spree, or a chance to spend 5 days in Orlando with your family.

Proceeds raised from the Golden Ticket Fundraiser will be earmarked to:

  • Pay for all 2015 IFSC athlete licenses and IFSC event registration fees.
  • Run the first ever US Adult Team Training Camp prior to the Vail World Cup.
  • Award travel stipends to a select few athletes that want to compete internationally.

To give yourself the chance to win one of three great trips, while supporting your favorite climbers, head on over to the Golden Ticket Raffle website for complete details.