YELLOW SPRINGS — Last year’s Yellow Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College, honoring the heroes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, raised $23,333 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Coordinator Colin Altman said the Yellow Springs event raised more than similar events held around the country.
“Out of 47 climbs nationally, Yellow Springs was the 10-largest donor to the foundation,” Altman said. “We’re very proud that our small event is such a large donor to this important cause.”
First responders and members of the public climbed 110 floors at Antioch Hall in September 2016, symbolically finishing the climb for the New York City firefighters who died trying to save victims at the World Trade Center. Each participant paid tribute to an individual firefighter or police officer killed by carrying a card with their picture and name.
The Yellow Springs climb has been held at Antioch College since 2014. Last year’s edition raised 47 percent more than the previous year through registration fees, donations and corporate sponsors. Altman said they are thrilled to have beaten 2015’s total, and hope to raise even more at this year’s event slated for Saturday, Sept. 9.
Story courtesy of Miami Township Fire-Rescue.