When you join our gym, you don’t just become a member of Memphis Rox, you become a member of our ever-growing community. Your ongoing support will expose hundreds of the city’s youth to a sport they otherwise might miss out on entirely. That’s the mission of Memphis Rox. We aren’t a climbing gym. We’re a family institution that uses climbing to bring people together, to foster community, and to create a culture of encouragement, empowerment, and accomplishment.
No one is ever turned away from Memphis Rox for their inability to pay. Those without the monetary means to climb have full access to our facility in exchange for volunteering at our gym, or at a local charity. At Memphis Rox, we’re re-imagining currency. It’s not just about money, but manpower; a willingness to give what one can, be it one’s time, talent, or simply an encouraging word.
Why Support Memphis Rox?
Because of you, Memphis Rox is an incredibly diverse community of climbers, friends, and family and is the most unique climbing gym in the country. In a year’s time, caring supporters have helped Memphis Rox to…
- Provide 83 jobs to local youth and adults
- Serve over 17,000 lunches, meals, and snacks to those in need
- Offer after-school programming and mentoring for over 100 youth daily
- Introduce 177,000 people to rock climbing and fitness
- Contribute over 3000 volunteer hours for the community
- Host 2 USAC national climbing competitions
Since we provide so many services without requiring payment, we operate the gym on a deficit and rely on the generosity of supporters who truly embrace our “pay-what-you-can” model.
Would YOU consider paying it forward with a $20 monthly donation to keep a kid climbing? Or perhaps you would like to make a one-time contribution to help feed the community…$5, $10, $100…Anything helps.