G Adventures skydivers raise $15,000 for charity

11 Jul 2006

July 11, 2006 - It was a beautiful day of blue skies and sunshine as 40 brave skydivers took a leap for charity this past weekend at Skydive SWOOP in Dundas, Ontario.

G Adventures 3rd Annual Skydive for Charity raised more than $15,000 to benefit its non-profit organization, Planeterra – The G Adventures Foundation. Planeterra is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places we visit on our tours.

G Adventures paid the jump fees for all participants and in return, skydivers were asked to raise money for Planeterra – The G Adventures Foundation. The event included ground training and the jump, which was followed by a barbecue, bonfire and camping.

“The enthusiasm of participants was incredible and fundraising efforts from this year's event nearly doubled," said Elinor Schwob, Fundraising Coordinator. “Special mention goes to our top fundraiser Nathaniel Ngo who raised the most funds for charity and is off on a Belize Kayak Adventure, courtesy of G Adventures.”

Thanks to our sponsors Y108, Wellington Brewery, Lipton Iced Tea, Hydra, Monkey Brothers and Velocity Venture. Special thanks also goes to the entire Skydive SWOOP team.

For more information about future Planeterra fundraising events, please visit www.planeterra .org, or contact Elinor Schwob, Fundraising Coordinator by email at elinors@gadventures.com or by phone at 416 260 0999 x 113.

A few comments from our 2006 jumpers:

"Those hair-raising thrills and the instant triumph of having jumped are both packed into a few short, but unforgettable moments that simply make you want to do it again!" - Nick

"The adrenaline keeps rushing through your veins days after the jump." - Tanya

"This year was a blast! All of the instructors were dedicated to making the skydive a safe, fun and exhilarating experience. We also had beautiful weather, good tunes and great food. I can't wait until next year!" - Regan

About G Adventures
G Adventures is Canada’s largest adventure travel company and a world leader in the adventure industry. We offer unique small group adventures, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents with a focus on culture, nature and active travel to more than 40,000 travellers annually. Our unique and varied styles of award-winning trips are ideal for people with a sense of adventure - who want to travel off the beaten path, immerse themselves in the local culture and environment and experience the real world in a sustainable manner. G Adventures is also the proud owner of the legendary polar expedition ship the M/S Explorer. For more information, please visit us online at www.gadventures.com.