Charity Drive for Mt. Kilimanjaro

A local woman recently climbed one of the most famous mountains in the world.

And the experience has inspired a relief effort for the guides who helped her, and others, to the summit.

Amy Manning is the general manager of Superior Lanes, and Wings & Things, in Marquette Township.

In July, she went to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Manning wanted to help the porters who guide climbers.

They work in difficult, and sometimes fatal, conditions.

She says several of them die on climbs every year.

They’re in desperate need of items like hiking boots and camelbacks to store water.

The bowling center has a collection box for those, and other supplies.

It’ll be collecting items for the next several weeks.

Johnson’s Superior Shoes and the Washington Shoe Store also have collection boxes for the supplies.

The relief effort also includes a bowl–a–thon in a few weeks that will get Amy and other employees rolling.

She says all the employees of the bowling center and restaurant will take part in it on August 31st, and they’re looking for people to sponsor them for a dollar amount based on how many pins they each knock down in 3 games of bowling.

The money will pay the shipping costs of sending all the collected items to Tanzania.

If you want to find out more, you can go online here.