November 26, 2017
Dear friends and family,
I wanted to let you know about my exciting news. I am honored to tell you that in September I was selected to be a member of the 2xtreme Dream Team, which is led by John Davis and operated by the 2xtreme Foundation. We are a group of young men, who will be ages 15 - 19 when we make our bid next summer to summit a 20,000 ft mountain in South America. Climbing the mountain is a metaphor for mastering our lives and living to our fullest potential.
We are committed to training as a team over a nine-month period and supporting each other in leading lives with integrity and good character. In addition to mountaineering, we develop new life skills and perform community service. We give back to our local communities by volunteering throughout the year and will also do a community service project when we are abroad. I am most looking forward to overcoming the challenge of the mountain and building relationships among my teammates that will last a lifetime.
I am earning money toward my trip as part of my commitment to the Dream Team, but it is a big Dream and I would greatly appreciate your support in helping me raise $5,000 to cover the rest of the costs. Financial gifts can be made in my name to the 2xtreme Foundation at any time, but gifts made through Colorado Gives Day on December 5th get a boost from a distributed fund. You can read more about 2xtreme's work at www.2xtreme.info. My personal giving page for December 5th is http://coloradogives.org/Ethanfor2xtreme. Money donated is fully tax deductible.
Thank you in advance for supporting me! Please let me know if you would like to receive updates about my training, volunteer work, and experiences on the mountain. Ethan.Lemberger@yahoo.com
2xtreme Dream Team 2018