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Conquering Kili

Fundraising Goal


Progress to Goal

$ 960

Each season, Waterboys champion, Green Beret and former Seattle Seahawk Nate Boyer and the rest of the Waterboys challenge 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.

Want to join our 2017 – 2018 Conquering Kili Team? We’re looking for applicants who:

  • Have been on active duty in one of the branches of the armed forces
  • Are comfortable sharing their experience in the military with the general public and media outlets
  • Have a passion for the clean water cause, and are committed to helping others
  • Are comfortable with international travel and able to take an extended leave of 7-10 days out of the country.

Most importantly, applicants should feel confident raising $15,000 through personal fundraising efforts and be interested in spreading the word about Conquering Kili, Waterboys, and The Chris Long Foundation during their fundraising campaign.

Together, the Conquering Kili class of 2017 – 2018 will aim to raise $150,000 and fund 2 new wells in Tanzania.

Learn more by downloading our official application packet! All applications are due by August 15, 2017. Download and apply now!

Conquering Kili Participants

Nate Boyer

Luis Castillo

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 #ConquerKili mission and added your name to the official #ConquerKili flag by donating $25!

This March, our team of veterans and NFL players will raise the #ConquerKili flag at the summit of
Mt. Kilimanjaro as a symbol of our solidarity and teamwork.

This year’s participants are:

  • Chris Long
  • Nate Boyer
  • Mark Pattison
  • Cory Proctor
  • Chad Brown
  • Nick Hardwick
  • Luis Castillo
  • Kirstie Ennis
  • Pete Quintanilla
  • Ivan Castro
Special Guests:
  • Coach Jim L. Mora
  • Lisa Keys
Conquering Kili flag

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