Missoula Independent

21 Jul

A nice piece written by Greg Peters and photographed by Cathrine Walters.  The article  describes the national trend of youth sports migrating towards more non-traditional sports and the impact that it has locally.  Included with the Gnar Pirates are MT Alpha Cycling and Unparalleled Movement.

I am happy that the collective hard work of like-minded individuals has produced such an amazing opportunity for the youth of Missoula.  On our end, the kids deserve all the kuddos. They train hard, sometimes on their own for something that they believe in and makes them whole. They travel long distances, make up school work at airports and hotel rooms and often times have to perform at a high level after a ten hour car ride.  They get very little recognition from peers outside of their respective community, and at such a formative age that can be devastating.  Congratulations Gnar Pirates.  Keep up the strong work.  You deserve every single bit of this!

Game Changers by Greg Peters

So the Give Local webpage is experiencing some issues.  This email was sent out by Caroline Lauer to address the loading problems.


Hi everyone,

Our Give Local is off to a somewhat stressful start with donation forms not appearing on your individual sites. We are aware of the issue and working with Kimbia to resolve the issue ASAP. In the meantime, donation forms are appearing on the main home page, though it is slow to load. Please direct donors there, where they can type in your organization name and make a donation. Thanks for your patience – we deeply apologize for the inconvenience.


Caroline Lauer, Program Associate

Missoula Community Foundation
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Adopt A Highway

3 May

Defying Gravity and Western Montana Climbers Coalition are happy to announce that our next adopt a highway cleanup will take place on May 22, 2016.  Interested in helping out a great cause and meeting the people behind the scenes?  Want to learn more about protecting access to outdoor recreation?  Want to learn about the coolest youth climbing team around?  If you answered yes to any of the above contact us via our contact page and we will fill you in on the details.