AIDS Project L.A.'s Obstacle-Course Event Raises $400,000
Hundreds of people took part in Sunday’s first-ever “Concrete Hero Ultimate Urban Obstacle Challenge” - a 10-stop downtown obstacle-course in which participants climbed over cars, swung above mud pits, and scaled a 16-foot replica of the Hollywood sign. The competition raised more than $400,000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles, whose executive director, Craig E. Thompson, called it “an incredible success.” Organizers have already planned a repeat for July 14 next year. “Obstacle-course competitions are being held outside the city nearly every weekend it seems, so we thought it made sense to introduce a fun, but not too serious concept right here in the heart of our city, where more people could participate,” said Bart Verry, APLA’s chief development officer.
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Kate Mather, L.A. Now blog
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