After their Pico de Orizaba expedition, Jax Maraish and company still had a final objective in Mexico...
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Following the celebration of a summit up Pico de Orizaba, we dropped the crew off at the airport and Tommy Danger, Nick Diaz and I had am extra specialproject to attend to.
For every adventure this year, it has been our goal to try to give back to the local community as a way to share our thanks for allowing us to play in their space.
Nestled in the heart of Mexico City is an orphanage that is 108 years old called Casa Cuna La Paz. We were honored to bring down four XL duffle bags of gear loaded for the kids to enjoy. Additionally, La Sportiva’s very own Mountain Running athlete Kelly Halpin created three different illustrations for the children to be able to color.
The orphanage consists of 80 children that are seven weeks to six years old, that have come from countries across Central America, as well as the Dominican Republic and the U.S. It is a catholic orphanage but does not receive funding from the church, functioning 100% off of donations, and is run by Hermanas Del Segrado Corazon De Jesus (Sisters of the sacred heart of Jesus).
Download the Armadillo Coloring Page HERE.
Download the Sunrise over Pico de Orizaba Coloring Page HERE.
Download the Hi-Five Coloring Page HERE.
A huge thanks to the sponor donations from: La Sportiva, Granite Gear, Big Agnes, Zeal Optics, Omeals, Huppy Bar, Navitas Organics, Green Goo, Goal Zero, Jaybird, PRO BAR, Camelbak, Legend Sleep and Drip Drop.
Photos: © Tommy Danger
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