Climb For The Kids


Girls on the Run St. Louis is honored to be a charitable partner of the 6th annual Climb For The Kids.

Climb For The Kids helps raise money and awareness for charitable organizations that serve the children (and their families) battling cancer, disabilities, and life-threatening diseases. And for 2020, they are thinking about the emotional challenges girls must climb above to pursue the unique goals that they dream for themselves. Your donation to Girls on the Run St. Louis will directly support volunteer coaches and teams who celebrate girls' unique and beautiful selves, fully powered and motivated for a “lifetime of healthy living.”

Founded by Ryan Kelley, President of The Home Loan Expert, Climb For The Kids has sent teams of climbers to some of the most iconic mountains around the globe. The arduous trek up some of the world's tallest and most challenging mountains is symbolic of the everyday lives of children and families going through these difficult times. Beginning on September 24th, the team will head to Colorado and will attempt to summit four 14k’ers in four days! They picked the tallest, the most difficult, and some of the most iconic, beautiful mountains in the state! Summiting all four mountains this late in the year will be challenging… but they are certainly going to give it their best. Follow along "LIVE" the entire four days on the Climb For The Kids’ YouTube Channel.

David Pokorny, GOTR-STL friend and volunteer, is one of the 2020 climbers and shares why he supports Girls on the Run St. Louis:

For Climb For The Kids, the GOTR connection that I celebrate is unlocking the power of pursuing your unique goals. Girls on the Run shows girls that they are beautiful, awesome, unique individuals. The goals and challenges we all imagine in our minds and hold in our souls are as unique as the people we are. The program equips girls with the tools to help them accomplish big things now and in the future, maybe even climbing a mountain one day!

Your gift to Climb For The Kids will honor her accomplishments, hard work and determination by directly supporting the Girls on the Run St. Louis scholarship fund, ensuring that any girl, regardless of background, can experience the transformational power of the program.

Interested in maximizing the impact of your gift while minimizing your net cost? Donors with Missouri tax liability can double their impact with Youth Opportunity Program tax credits. Individuals and businesses may qualify for a 50% state tax credit when a gift of $1,000 or more is made to Girls on the Run St. Louis. Please contact Emily Franz, Development Director at for more information.