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Rise up: climbing walls donated to Boys & Girls Club

Jan 09, 2019 02:03PM ● By Travis Barton

Kids brave the cold to scale the climbing wall on Dec. 13 outside the Sugar House Boys & Girls Club. The walls were donated by local restaurant Tsunami. (Travis Barton/City Journals)

By Travis Barton | [email protected] 

When a sink hole in the playground of the Sugar House Boys & Girls Club necessitated the removal of all playground equipment this past fall, Tsunami Restaurant and Sushi Bar came to the rescue by creating a special Boys & Girls Club sushi roll. Using the nearly $4,000 in proceeds from the sushi roll sales they purchased 10 climbing slabs for the playground. 

This unique partnership was not only a delicious and fun way to raise money, but also tied in with the club’s partnership with Elevated Mountain Guides to provide climbing experiences for its youth. It also aligned with Tsunami’s mission to give back to the community.  

Following the dedication of a plaque which recognizes Tsunami’s donation, which will be permanently affixed to the outside of the club, Nicole Passeri from Elevated Mountain Guides gave kids a lesson in the five rules of safe climbing and let the kids try out the new equipment for the first time.