As many other Americans, when DJ Taylor and Jeremy Town first visited Whistler they fell in love with it and made a pledge they would come back. This was in 2003 and they have returned every year and their number has grown to 21 people.
This year they decided to give back to the Whistler community through AFOW and selected Whistler Adaptive Sports Program, which offers programs in a variety of sports, including paddling, rowing, skiing, snowboarding and cycling to kids and adults with different abilities.
They launched a campaign on PledgeIt (pledgeit.org/for/downhillderelicts) that allowed donors to offer a penny per 100 vertical feet skied. The campaign has raised $20K for WASP.