Conquering Kili 2023 Application

Professional Athte Expectations:

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The goal of Conquering Kili is to empower retired and active athletes, clean water advocates 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, while providing a unique life-changing experience, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. 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.

Applications are now open.

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 (Full for 2023, not accepting applications)

Below are more detailed application requirements.

Veteran Expectations:

  • All applicants are expected to have been on 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 $7,500 from August 2022 – February 2023.
  • All applicants should be committed to spreading the word about Conquering Kili, Waterboys, and The Chris Long Foundation during their fundraising campaign.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who 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 2022 – February 2023.
  • All applicants should be committed to 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 Participants Must:

  • Obtain a signed medical waiver from their health care professional clearing them to participate in the 2023 Conquering Kili program.
  • Receive the required immunizations to travel to Tanzania.
  • Be legally able to apply for and receive a Tanzania travel visa.
  • Have a valid US passport.
  • Cover the costs of their travel visa and immunizations (All other expenses are covered by the Foundation).

Our application window will be closed on Friday, June 24 2022 at 5pm EST.

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