Train Hard - Stay Humble
From it's inception in April 2008, BApk's community website has been based on an online networking 'platform' called Ning, which used to be provided for free to online users.
In 2010 Ning deemed their business model unsustainable, and decided to start charging their users -from August 2010-, or face closure. BApk organizers, administrators and moderators decided to stay with Ning, in order to a.) preserve all the invaluable content collected through the years, and b.) show their allegiance to a local (Palo Alto) business, which helped BApk take shape as an online community (after being already a vibrant, local, volunteer-based organization).
At this time, this means a cost of $220/year.
For now and partially, this has been covered with old excess income from BApk T-shirts sales, but of course we could use the help of everybody.
Aside for maintaining the website, your donations would go toward making BApk training sessions safer and more enjoyable.
You can help us make our community better by supplying first aid materials, ice-packs, food, water, supplies for obstacles, and more!
And we got away of those annoying Google Ads!
Money, is not the only way to help: if you can't donate, consider supporting and giving back to the community differently...
(please contact Bay Area Parkour for any question)