kili charity climb 2018
GET TO KNOW:
Spanky & Patrick Macher
Where do you call home?
Where did you go to school?
Spanky: James Madison
Patrick: VA Tech (Finance); will be starting TC Williams Law School at University of Richmond in fall '18!
why do you want to climb with us?
Spanky: We both want to celebrate O'Brien Day, which, for me, marks the 10th anniversary of when my oldest son Roland and I went to the school to help Kellie. We built the soccer fields for the Maasai people.
Patrick: I am also going to work with the students at the O'Brien School to make a difference.
Spanky: Also, Roland and I have started a nonprofit organization, called Timeless Bonds, which is also the title of a book I wrote about our trip to Africa 10 years ago.
It's about how a parent can change a child's life through the bond they form. The goal of the nonprofit is to raise money in an effort to support the O'Brien School but also to invite a parent and child to accompany us to the developing world and undertake a project.
We want to build soccer fields all over these regions to give local people the opportunity to have fun as a community and enjoy something special.
What do you think will be your biggest challenge?
Spanky: To climb it! I am in good shape, but the aerobic part of this venture may get me. I plan to take it slow and easy to make it.
I was all set to show up in jeans and a t-shirt. Fortunately, Patrick realized how important it is to purchase the right kind of clothing and equipment!