On April 22, 2023, 68 Ventures and the Cox Family Foundation hosted Ballin’ on Belrose to raise funds for the Baller Dream Foundation. 

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.

Everest Challenge Winners: 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.

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

Our purpose at 68 Ventures is to see all we can do with all we have been given. 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. 

Adam Campbell, President, 68 Ventures