Conference Call with Ed Viesturs next week!

When: Thursday, September 25th at 4 PM Mountain Standard Time

What: World-renowned high-alpine mountaineer and best selling author Ed Viesturs will be joining this call. Ed is on the board of directors at BCM and is the spokesperson for the SFS program. Join our call to hear what inspires Ed to climb for BCM teens and why you should join him.

How:  Sign up – it’s free!


Thank You

“Thanks for this absolutely wonderful experience. I feel as though you have gifted me with another way to see life”

- A Thank You note written by a 2014 BCM Student

2015 Summit for Someone Charity Climbing Season Announced!

The Summit for Someone climbs for 2015 have been announced!

Here’s where and when the 2015 Summit for Someone climbs will be taking place:

For the most up to date list, check out our climb page.



Fundraising Friday: Do a Bingo Fundraiser!

Looking for fundraising ideas for your Summit for Someone climb?

Who doesn’t know how to play BINGO? This is simple and a lot of fun! Pick someone funny and loud to emcee the event. Call a local Bingo parlor or local restaurant/bar to see about hosting the Bingo night. Think of a creative theme for the night:

  • Costume party
  • Holiday Bingo

What You Will Need:

  • Bingo supplies (cards, ink blotters, the bingo balls in a basket or hopper). The place you hold this may already have these items and may let you use them.
  • Secure donated prizes through local businesses and your own personal contacts and connections – a good idea is to put them all together as gift baskets or bags and make them look pretty
  • Promote your event any way you can. Send out a mass email, put it up on, make flyers and hand them out and tell everyone you know!
  • Charge a “suggested” donation at the door of $20 and have someone
    there to collect the funds. Please note: If you are producing flyers, you may wish to state the donation charge at the door. According to state laws, bingo does not have a charge, therefore all donations are
    “suggested” and the bingo games are free.
  • Have someone (fun and loud) to act as the emcee and call out the bingo numbers as you go.
  • You can set up a different bingo line on the card for each game (i.e.
    diagonally, the four corners, all around the free space, etc.) to make it more fun and challenging.
  • Give a prize to the winner of each game (9 or 10 games is the suggested number and takes about 1-1/2 hours).
  • Give a “grand prize” to the final winner (suggested game is to have this one be to fill in an entire card).
  • You can also increase your donations by auctioning off items between the games (like a tooth whitening session from your dentist or perhaps a local artist that is willing to donate a piece of their work).
  • If there is ever a tie, you can decide the tie by having them each reach into the hopper and whoever gets the higher numbered ball wins. Have a bag of silly, dollar store items for the tie loser to pick a consolation prize.