October 2021 Newsletter: Building Adventure 2021 a Huge Success!

This month we cover the recent success of Building Adventure 2021!  This high-adrenaline fundraiser for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) in which participants rappel down a skyscraper in Center City was an unqualified success!

With the participation of 111 rappellers and some 2,000 individual donations, POBS was able to exceed our goal of $200,000, to raise an eye-popping $313,000!

Highlights of the event include rappels by former Philly Mayor (and POBS co-founder) Michael Nutter, chefs extraordinaire Michael Solomonov and Jennifer Carroll, and Philly team mascots Swoop (Eagles) and Franklin (Sixers).

Read all about Building Adventure 2021 >

Philly School Teachers Go “Over the Edge” for Their Students

Two Philadelphia teachers from POBS' network of partner schools were drawn at random to participate in Building Adventure 2021. Learn how they overcame their fears and found their inner strength.

Read their story >

Building Adventure in the News

Hank Flynn's story for Fox29 was the highlight of media coverage that included most Philly TV stations, the Inquirer, and TV segments in over 40 other cities around the country!

View the clips >

In other News...

Jamie McLane Receives Kurt Hahn Award

POBS emeritus board member and former OBUSA board chair James “Jamie” McLane was presented the Kurt Hahn Award, the highest honor bestowed throughout the Outward Bound system in the US.

Read about Jamie here >

You are Invited to Love Your Park Service Day!

Join us on November 13 from 9am to 12pm.  Come out to The Discovery Center and take part in this annual day of service. We will be doing invasive plant removal, pruning, trash pick-up, and other projects.  RSVP Now >

Call to Outward Bound Alumni!

If you have been involved with POBS, or you are an alumni of any Outward Bound program who lives in the Philadelphia region, we want to hear from you! We are cultivating a group of alumni for special events, get-togethers, activities and more. Join in and stay connected!

Join the Philadelphia Outward Bound Alumni Crew >

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