There are plenty of nonprofit organizations doing great work in Grand Canyon country. The Grand Canyon Association (my employer for two decades), Grand Canyon Trust, Grand Canyon River Guides, the Whale Foundation, and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council to name a few. These are all worthy organizations devoted to furthering the understanding and protection of the region.
However, this time of year my attention drifts toward another canyon champion, Grand Canyon Youth (GCY). This dynamic organization provides empowering whitewater experiences for kids from across the country.
Their annual Rivers & Reels Fundraiser takes place each November. Besides meeting the board of directors, staff, and past and future participants, the evening features great food, river-centric short films, prize drawings, and a silent auction, all in support of Grand Canyon Youth’s mission.
Don’t miss this year’s event!
Here are the particulars: