In July of 2006, my parents took my family on a trip to California. We went to San Francisco, Yosemite, and down the California coast. It was a whole new world from my quiet, rural home in Ohio.
But out of all the things we saw on the trip, there’s one memory that sticks out above the rest. One thing my 11-year-old mind just couldn’t quite fathom at the time.
How dang tall those trees were.
The Giant Sequoias in Yosemite are unlike anything I’ve ever seen or will see again in my life. The oak trees from my Ohio backyard that I thought were tall? They were ants compared to these sequoias
Fast forward to this week, when our team heard the news about the Washburn Fires spreading in Yosemite – threatening the same forest of sequoias that I walked through in amazement 15 years ago – we decided we had to help.
Today, we are excited to launch our campaign called “Save the Sequoias” which we will be running all weekend (July 15-17). During this time, 10% of the sales of our Yosemite Cornhole Board series will be donated directly to the Yosemite Conservancy.
The Yosemite Conservancy is the official nonprofit of Yosemite and a partner of the National Park Service. Elakai will be donating an additional $2,000 to the fund through our partnership with 1% for the Planet.
The goal of this campaign is to do just a small part to help the park fight this massive wildfire. It might seem small but hopefully can plant a seed for the future.
Please join us in helping to preserve this treasure of America’s natural beauty. Whether you purchase Yosemite cornhole boards, or you want to donate directly to the fund, support for our National Parks will never go to waste. The next generation will thank you for helping keep America beautiful.
BY CORRINA FRANCIS
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