Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Follow Your Own Course"

If you are in Tucson this weekend, you should definetly attend the:
Kristen & Dustin Yoder Memorial Family Orienteering Day
This Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 7:00am - 11:00am at Agua Caliente Elementary School, 11420 E Limberlost.
Kristen and Dustin Yoder were two great young people that I grew up with, from kindergarten all the way through high school. They passed away very tragically in 2006, and their family is holding an event that is described in detail below. At the event there will be a raffle, and I have donated this piece of jewelry...
Please attend this wonderful event if you can, it is for a very good cause. Also, enter the raffle to help raise money! "The proceeds from this event will go to the Yoder Memorial Tanque Verde District scholarship fund. Dustin and Kristen Yoder were exemplary students in our school district and shared a passion for outdoor adventure. They grew up hiking and backpacking in the Southwest and spent much of their free time rock and ice climbing. Both attended Emily Gray Junior High, Sabino High School, and Northern Arizona University where they enthusiastically shared their experiences and outdoor adventures with people of all ages, leading wilderness trips, teaching outdoor skills, and educating about the environment. The brother and sister were skilled mountain climbers who traveled all over the world to do what they loved best. On June 27, 2006 Dustin and Kristen were killed in a tragic mountain climbing accident in Peru. The Yoder children's family and friends have established this foundation in their memory to provide financial assitance to children and young adults for outdoor leadership education focusing on developing life skills and leadership ability through outdoor activites.

WHAT IS ORIENTEERING?It is a type of competition at which participants use a map and compass to navigate their way on a set course from point to point as quickly as possible. In other words, it's like a timed "treasure hunt", lots of fun, and all are welcome. Please visit their website: