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Conquering Kili

Fundraising Goal


Progress to Goal

$ 91,867

Each season, former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawk and current Waterboys Champion Nate Boyer joins Chris Long in challenging combat veterans and NFL alumni to take on a new mission: conquering Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

The goal of Conquering Kili is to empower former NFL players and military combat veterans to continue their commitment to service and bettering communities by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and raising funds to build sustainable water wells.

Each year, a new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training to reach the summit, each team member works to raise funds so that communities can be transformed through the gift of clean water. To date, Conquering Kili team members from 2016 and 2017 have raised more than $275,000 and built four wells in Tanzania.

Together, the Conquering Kili class of 2018 aims to raise $150,000 and fund two new wells in Tanzania. The 2018 climb will take place February 16-26, 2018.

To help our veterans and NFL alumni reach new heights, donate here.

Learn more about our Conquering Kili class and their impressive military and NFL credentials.*

*The 2018 roster is still being completed; please continue to check back for updates.

Conquering Kili Missions

2018 Class

Nate Boyer

Chris Long

Steve Boyer

Vince Young

Justin Wren

Tony Goins

Connor Barwin

Tom Santi

Steven Jackson

Jon Arnold

Kerry Rock

Elliot Ruiz

Doc Jacobs

2017 Class

Ivan Castro

Pete Quintanilla

Cody Sowa

Lisa Keys

Nick Hardwick

Mark Pattison and Jim Mora

Cory Proctor

Chad Brown

Kirstie Ennis

Thank you to everyone who joined our 2017 #ConquerKili mission and added your name to the official #ConquerKili flag by donating $25!

Summiting Kili 2017

Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,341 feet at its highest point.