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Conquering Kili

Total Money Raised $672,148

2019 Fundraising Goal

$150,000

Progress to Goal

Football is a game of inches. Hiking Africa’s highest mountain is, too. The Conquering Kili program raises funding for wells while empowering veterans by proving that anything is possible, taken inch by inch.

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

Each 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 for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.

Support our military members and players as they continue their commitment to service, and push for the summit.

Climb with us

Conquering Kili is a program designed for military veterans, professional athletes, and passionate clean waters advocates who are looking to do more! We support the groups’ fundraising and training goals by hosting monthly conference calls, providing one-on-one support and connecting you to our network of past Conquering Kili participants as a learning opportunity.

Our application window is closed. For reference, depending on your participation category, we have the following fundraising goals:

  • Military veterans – $7,500
  • Professional or retired athlete – $15,000
  • Clean water advocate – $20,000

Below are more detailed application requirements.

Veteran Expectations:

  • All applicants are expected to have been active duty within one of the branches of the armed forces.
  • All applicants should be comfortable sharing their experience in the military with the general public and media outlets.
  • All applicants should have a passion for the clean water cause and be committed to helping others.
  • All applicants should be comfortable with international travel and be able to take an extended leave of 10 – 14 days out of the country.
  • All applicants have the capacity to fundraise or give $7500 from July ’19 – February ’20.
  • All applicants should be interested in spreading the word about Conquering Kili, Waterboys, and The Chris Long Foundation during their fundraising campaign.  
  • Preference will be given to applicants which have been referred by Conquering Kili alumni.

Professional Athlete Expectations:

  • All applicants are expected to play or have played professional sports.
  • All applicants should be comfortable sharing their professional athletic experience with the general public and media outlets.
  • All applicants should have a passion for the clean water cause, and be committed to helping others.
  • All applicants should be comfortable with international travel and be able to take an extended leave of 10-14 days out of the country.
  • All applicants commit to raising or self-funding $15,000 through fundraising efforts between August 2019 – February 2020.
  • All applicants should be interested in spreading the word about Conquering Kili, Waterboys, and The Chris Long Foundation during their fundraising campaign.
  • All accepted applicants should be willing to donate 2 (two) signed items for Foundation use and giveaway.
  • All accepted applicants should be willing to travel to support the Conquering Kili fundraising event.

Advocate Expectations:

  • All prospects should have a passion for the clean water cause and be committed to helping others.
  • All prospects should be comfortable with international travel and be able to take an extended leave of 10-14 days out of the country.
  • All prospects commit to raising or self-funding $20,000 through fundraising efforts between August 2019 – February 2020.
  • All prospects should be interested in spreading the word about Conquering Kili, Waterboys, and The Chris Long Foundation during their fundraising campaign.

Our application window will be closed on Friday, May 24 @ 5pm ET.

Nate Boyer

Former Seattle Seahawk and former active-duty Green Beret Nate Boyer is what many might call a Renaissance Man. A devoted philanthropist and world traveler, his passion for serving others made him the perfect fit for our first Waterboys Superfan — a non-active NFL player who uses his or her platform to provide clean water to East African communities in need.

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2019 Class
Wells Funded: 0
Total Money Raised: $161,982

Our 2019 Conquering Kili class is filled with passionate clean water champions who are actively fundraising to cover the cost of building at least one deep borehole well and cover the cost of their trip.

Help the #ConquerKili crew reach new heights.

Send Beau Allen up Kili

Haloti Ngata

Phil Quintana

David Vobora

Rob Ninkovich

Cortland Finnegan

Jason Van Camp

Nicholas Hurst

// Hardcode 2016 Kili Class

2016 Class
Wells Funded: 0
Total Money Raised: $118,237

  • Nate Boyer
  • Blake Watson

Thank you to everyone who joined and supported our 2019 #ConquerKili mission!

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