Climbing is entering the Olympic games for the first time ever at the 2020 games in Tokyo!! We understand that to compete at this high level means great coaching, physiotherapy, weight training programs and, of course, as much competition experience as you can get. All of this comes at a significant cost and we want to try and hep out where possible.
Flashed is proud to announce a grant program to directly support Athletes in their pursuit of climbing competition excellence! Starting July 1st, 2018 a portion of the proceeds from every unit sold of the Flashed Sumi Brush, Finger Tape, Billy Bucket, 6oz Chunky Chalk, 1oz Refillable Chalk Ball and Podium Liquid Chalk will go to selected Athletes to help them in their climbing goals.
To support athletes in their pursuit of competition excellence.
Sharing the love and passion for climbing
Fairness, respect, and equality
Personal achievement in mind and body through climbing competition
Part of the proceeds from all products included in the Competition Series will be collected and be used to fund grants which will be given directly back to winning applicants.
What products are included in the Competition Series Program (CSP)?
Flashed is including some existing products that are specifically designed with competition in mind. New products will be added as they are developed, hopefully alongside your feedback! If you have a product idea that will help you in competition let us know! Currently the CSP products are: Podium liquid chalk, 1oz Refillable chalk ball, 6oz chunky chalk, Sumi boar hair brush, Billy Bucket boulder bag, and Flashed Tape. Look for these products at your local gym and retailer! If they aren't available, tell them about Flashed!
Who can apply?
With Climbing being chosen as a Tokyo 2020 sporting event we want to help Athletes who have dreams and aspirations of representing their country at the Olympics! We understand that this is a long and costly journey that begins at local competitions continuing up to the National and International levels. If you are pushing your limits and share our values then you should apply!!!
When will the grants be released?
Flashed officially launched the program on July 1st and has begun collecting into this program. The first grant was released in October 2018 and the second one is going to be released during US and Canadian Youth Bouldering Nationals 2019.
Will I need to apply every time you offer another grant?
No, your application will be kept for the entire 2018/19 competition year so you only need to apply once.
What can I do to help the program?
The more proceeds we collect the more we can give out. If you can’t find our Competition Products at your local gym or retailer then please ask if they’d consider trying them out. These products all have years of field testing and are proven to be performance tools by top competitors!
When will grants be awarded?
The recipients of the second round will be awarded on Feb. 10, 2019 and Feb. 18, 2019.
We’ll be releasing the grant winners on Instagram, @flashedclimbing, so be sure to follow us and be part of the journey towards 2020!!
Where do I apply?
Follow this link for the application form.