On Friday, July 15, Skydiving for Kids will be hosted at Jumptown, the first commercial skydiving center in the United States, which operates out of Orange Municipal Airport located along Route 2 in Orange, Massachusetts. Being heralded as “An Extreme Fundraiser for Kids with Extreme Illnesses,” Skydiving for Kids already has over 15 registered people who will take to the sky, only to strap on a parachute and skydive their way to the ground to raise money for sick children.
There are a number of ways to support Skydiving for Kids before the jump on July 15. If you have unused gift certificates, airline miles, spare sports tickets or services you can provide, donate these items to the Skydiving for Kids silent auction. Organizers are always accepting monetary donations, either toward the fundraising goals of the jumpers or directly to Skydiving for Kids. And if you you’re brave enough, crazy enough and generous enough, you can still register to skydive alongside other jumpers!
To jump, registration must be completed and submitted, along with the $185 jump fee, to the Skydiving for Kids organizers by Wednesday, June 15, 2011. A minimum donation commitment is set at $500 with a target of $1,000. The $500 minimum is due by July 1, 2011. Seats are limited, so if you are interested in jumping, contact the organizers today.
If you are unable to jump, a minimum family donation of $50 can be submitted to attend the Skydiving for Kids ground event. There will be food, music, a silent auction and the best seat to watch your friends and crazed neighbors jump from an airplane for a great cause. The money raised will be distributed to local and national charities to help and support ailing children and their families.