YARNELL HILL CLIMB
The purpose of this event is really very simple. It’s our attempt to recognize the valor and dedication of First Responders throughout Arizona. The dedication these professionals bring to their job each and every day has no equal. These are the individuals that are running to the challenging, life changing situations when others are running the opposite direction. Do these responders do their chosen task for the money, glory or employee benefits ? And the answer is very simply, No. Never have I spoken with a firefighter, policeman or EMT and listened while they spoke of material benefits they are receiving for doing their job. Any time we hear of a first responder losing their life, we are each affected in our own way. How many people do we know who have brothers, sisters or a second cousin who have chosen this calling in life? Not since the events of September 11, 2001 has our country lost first responders as Arizona did on June 30, 2013 in Yarnell. Our country was again tested by this stunning event. The magnitude of this loss was felt globally. The 19 brave “Hotshots” were heroes to all of us just because they chose their profession. They were the ones who were standing on that thin line drawn in the desert sand, standing there to protect one and all. All of the Granite Mountain Hotshots gave what they had, 19 gave all that they had.
This annual event will be our time to remember these heroes. This driving event will enable you to register your car and pay your $200 registration fee to the “100 Club” (501C3 organization) so they can continue their task to help any and all First Responders in Arizona. Thank you for your participation.