Draught Works Brewery Cheers for Charity Event

24 May

Draught Works is hosting Defying Gravity and The Gnar Pirates on June 7, 2016 from 5pm-8pm.  $0.50 of every pint sold goes to support our youth climbing team.  Stop by and have a beer or two and support the best youth climbing team in western Montana!

More information can be found on our Facebook page located in the upper right corner of this page.  Just click the icon!


Thanks for your support.


6 May

A huge thanks to everyone that took the time to donate to Defying Gravity via the Give Local platform.  Your donations will go towards making a stronger youth climbing community in Missoula for years to come!

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
110 W. Front Street
P.O. Box 8806, Missoula, MT 59807
(406) 926 – 2846 (W)
(717) 919 – 3144 (C)

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.

Give Local

13 Apr

Give Local Missoula is less than three weeks away.  Please consider donating to Defying Gravity to help support our mission to keep kids climbing.   Curious about what we do?  Visit our youth climbing team page to learn more about our team or click through our programs found in the menu to see what we are doing within our community.