Got Stump Fundraiser

Join us at our annual Got Stump? Fundraiser at the Ouray Community Center on Saturday, March 1 from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. This year will feature food, beer, speaker presentations, a gear raffle and live auction!

Sean O’Neill, the first paraplegic to lead climb, and local mountain guide Andres Marin will talk about their recent adventure on Telluride’s Bridal Veil Falls. Dan Sidles, injured veteran and aspiring mountain guide, will discuss his journey and how climbing has helped him transition back to civilian life. Pete Davis will talk about the Adaptive Climbing Curriculum and our recent partnership with the American Mountain Guides Association.

Ouray Brewing Company will be serving their “Paradox Pale Ale” at the event. Snacks and light refreshments will also be provided. Admission is $10 at the door, or free for anyone who renews their Paradox Sports membership. All ages are welcome, but please bring your ID if you plan on drinking.

Raffle sponsors include:
Mountain Hardwear
Dry Ice Tools
Native Eyewear
Sea to Summit
Princeton Tec
Adventure Medical Kits

There will be a free after-party with live music at the Ourayle House starting at 9:30 p.m.

The Got Stump? Fundraiser started in 2002 when co-founder Malcolm Daly was emceeing the Ouray Ice Festival. A recent amputee at the time, Daly was wearing a shirt that read “Got Stump?” when someone asked him to auction the shirt off his back. Since then, the shirt has been given back to be auctioned off year after year at the Ouray Ice Festival, raising more than $50k! Proceeds have gone toward building the Park’s Fallen Climbers Memorial, Kids Wall and Stump Wall.

In 2008, the Got Stump? Fundraiser became part of the Paradox Ice event. The proceeds are split between Ouray Ice Park and Paradox Sports. As part of the tradition, the original shirt is passed down to a different adaptive athlete every year. Read more about the history of the fundraiser here.

For additional information or if you have any questions about the event, please email Curriculum Director Pete Davis at