Children of Fallen Soldiers Lift Their Spirits at Indoor Rock Climbing Event

The Army’s Army and The Climbing Place to sponsor day of fun for Children of the Fallen™

Fayetteville, NC – January 21, 2015 – The Army’s Army, in partnership with The Climbing Place of Fayetteville and Mellow Mushroom, will sponsor a fun day of climbing for Children of the Fallen Project youth and their mentors. The day’s activities will include boulder and top climbing, belay instruction, and an introduction to slack lining, all designed to teach cooperation and perseverance, as well as physical strength. The event will take place from 11am-2pm on Saturday, January 24th at The Climbing Place of Fayetteville, located at 436 West Russell Street, and will also include a free lunch provided by Mellow Mushroom.

“The Army’s Army plans events which help these children–who’ve experienced such a devastating loss–feel and sense the support available in their community,” commented Janine West, Executive Director of The Army’s Army. “We are so thankful to The Climbing Place and Mellow Mushroom for taking part in this event, and for contributing both their facilities and great food.”

The Children of the Fallen Project is a mentoring program established by The Army’s Army to help children who have lost a parent or guardian in the war. Through partnerships with local businesses and Army Community Service Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services, the program pairs children with supportive mentors and offers regular events and activities for surviving military families to build lasting relationships and learn valuable skills.

“As a retired military owned business, we welcome opportunities to support soldiers and their families and are honored to be sponsoring this event for the second year in a row,” says Martha Pinkston, Co-Owner of The Climbing Place. “We try to provide a positive environment that encourages family relationships and growth, and are thrilled to be able to help these children strengthen their family ties after facing such a terrible loss.”

The Climbing Place opened in 1995 with the mission of teaching climbing that not only produces physical rewards but also challenges the climber’s skills in the areas of confidence, problem solving and determination. Children of the Fallen, whose young members have lost a parent or guardian in war, are often in need of assistance to learn these important life skills.

If you would like to make a donation to The Army’s Army to help support initiatives like the Children of the Fallen Project, please contact Janine West at (910) 709-9671 or [email protected].

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