68 Ventures Raises Over $138K for Baller Dream Foundation  

April 25, 2023 (Daphne, Ala.):  68 Ventures and the Cox Family Foundation hosted Ballin’ on Belrose in Olde Towne Daphne on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The 10.5-mile “Everest Challenge” walk/run raised over $137,000, and one hundred percent of funds raised were donated to Baller Dream Foundation

Ballin’ on Belrose is a pared-down version of an “Everest Challenge,” where participants walk or run up and down Belrose Avenue for a total of 10.5 miles. Saturday’s challenge included eleven total ascents of the hill on Belrose Avenue, with the total uphill distance equaling 29,029 feet – the height of Mount Everest. 68 Ventures added an additional challenge this year for all Baldwin County nonprofits, offering a $10,000 donation to the organization whose participating team members completed the most combined ascents. 

The winner of the nonprofit challenge was Prodisee Pantry, with 147 combined ascents.

The event concluded noting the following numbers:

  • $138,223 Amount raised for the Baller Dream Foundation 
  • $10,000 Donated to Prodisee Pantry 
  • 182 Registered Participants 
  • 70 Participants who completed the Everest Challenge, ascending 29,029 ft 
  • Andrew Russell – First Place Male 
  • Shannah Stamm – First Place Female 
  • Gray Clark – First Place Male Kid (12 and under) 
  • Madeline Jenkins – First Place Female Kid (12 and under) 
  • Greg Bordenkircher – First Place Male Senior (over 55) 
  • Shannon Silvernail – First Place Female Senior (over 55) 
  • Presley Bordenkircher – Top Dog 

“Our purpose at 68 Ventures is to see all we can do with all we have been given,” said Adam Campbell, 68 Ventures president. “Nathan Cox, our founder and CEO, leads by example by demonstrating the power of what we can do to help others in this community. We are proud of our fantastic partnership with Baller Dream Foundation and working to help residents in Baldwin County.” 


Title sponsors of the event included DR Horton, LOG Construction, the City of Daphne and the Pilot Family/Mobile Baykeeper. 

Thank you to our additional sponsors:  
  • Poly Surveying
  • Byrd Campbell
  • Centennial Bank
  • Cunningham Delaney Construction
  • Harvest Capital LLC
  • BankPlus
  • Aegis Exteriors/Fortress Roofing
  • Bay Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
  • Justin Law: Strategic Wealth Advantage
  • Kent’s Landscaping
  • MBR LTD/Reed Family
  • R&S Paving
  • WAS Design Inc.
  • Sunrise Dermatology
  • Angelo Gordon
  • Baker Dolan & Associates
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Baldwin County Sewer Service
  • BCC Waste Solutions LLC
  • Braxton’s Landscape & Lawncare
  • Century Bank
  • Cox Pools
  • ELM Inc.
  • ESRT
  • Fairhope Landing RV Resort
  • Gene’s Floor Covering
  • JADE Consulting LLC
  • Liberty Rent LLC
  • Maynard Nexsen
  • Middleton Construction
  • Rish Real Estate
  • Shirlee’s Memorial Fund
  • Southeast Plumbing
  • Stoic Equity Partners
  • Swift Supply
  • The Thrasher Company LLC
  • Tower Homes
  • Vigilant Insurance Partners
  • Vigilant/Align Insurance Partners
  • West Alabama Bank & Trust
  • WinWard Holdings LLC
  • Grant Nichols Const
  • B/E Business Services LLC
  • Blue Water Lumber
  • Boeschen Heating & Cooling
  • Burton Property Group
  • Capitol Building Products
  • Cooper Fence Co.
  • Crucible Construction
  • CSSI (Cost Segregation Services Inc.)
  • Dewberry
  • Elevated Living Company
  • Force 5 Walls Inc.
  • Gallo Design / Southern Home Inc.
  • Mako Services
  • MES
  • MH3 Printing
  • National Land Realty
  • One In A Row Ventures
  • Robb and Margaret Cunningham
  • Senator Katie Brit
  • Seven Seas Ventures
  • Southern Dentistry
  • The Hale Family
  • Weather Tech Roofing
  • Wright Transportation
  • Gregory M. Sweeney Jr. DMD
  • Ammons and Blackman Construction LLC
  • BRIM Construction Group Inc.
  • Davis, Davis & Associates PC
  • Door-N-Gutter Pro Inc.
  • DR Horton/Mitchell Residential
  • Edmondson Farm Packing
  • Harris Stone Works, LLC
  • Kimberly Steel
  • MH Vertical LLC
  • Mobile Lumber & Millwork
  • Parker Painting LLC
  • Prime Roofing & Restoration\
  • S.E. Civil LLC
  • SmartBank, Storing Solutions
  • The Dudley Family
  • Tim Burch
  • Tim Edmondson Farm
  • Uniti Fiber
  • Vallas Realty
  • Warrior 360
  • Zarzour Companies
  • L&M Marine
  • ACCESS Magazine
  • SOCIAL Magazine
  • SOHO Event Rentals
  • Sportsman’s Marine
  • Lensea Film
  • Mobile Bay Overhead Door
  • TerraCore Development
  • Idea signs and graphics
  • Press & Co. 

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The Baller Dream Foundation (BDF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that lifts the spirits of brave young cancer warriors, ages birth to 25. The young people served by BDF are not called patients, but “Ballers.” Baller is a modern-day term suggesting a person is doing well, feeling well, and in control.  

BDF works closely with children’s hospitals across the country and provides in-hospital, volunteer-led activities to help ease the minds of young warriors, as well as support for their families. Baller Dream Foundation supports and assists young cancer warrior and their family through treatment, remission, and the path to a stronger life.