Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack for BENCHMARK

  • $11,237


  • $9,000


About this Cause

Just as a benchmark is a known point that can help us better understand where we are, the annual Backpack for BENCHMARK is a difficult trip to challenge the emotional and physical stamina of anyone willing to take it on. This experience allows hikers to better understand the way they think, feel, and act in light of Biblical principles. In recognition of the strength and character of veteran adventurer Chuck Wilson, this hard fundraising hike was renamed in his memory in 1999. Chuck was a Navy sailor with a minister's heart and a mountaineer's zeal, and loved experiencing God through the beauty of creation. BENCHMARK pushed Chuck out of his box and stretched him to a deeper faith. HARD. Hard isn't hard just to be hard. We can learn an awful lot about ourselves and other people through the hard. We can get a clearer understanding of our capabilities and limitations in the hard. In October, a group of men and women conquered this hard challenge as they completed the 24th annual #hikethechuck. Will you sponsor an adventurer for the 2018 Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack for BENCHMARK? Help us fully fund our team goal by the end of November!

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