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Volunteer Spotlight: Kyle Martz

This summer, SOOR Volunteer Kyle Martz will be thru-hiking the entirety of the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail. Kyle plans to hike from the US-Mexico boarder to the US-Canada boarder with a goal of raising $15,000 for Special Olympics Oregon athletes.   

This generally takes the entire snow-free season to walk, which means Kyle will be hiking for roughly 5 months. 

Kyle started his journey on Sunday March 17th with just 1 x14lb base-weight backpack and a small pop-up tent that he will carry for the entire journey. Kyle’s meals will consist mainly of Ramen Noodles and Instant Potatoes. 

If you would like to support this cause, please consider making a tax-deductible donation from one of the options above.  

If you have any questions, would like to receive weekly updates, or would like to set up a personal sponsorship – please contact Kyle Martz at or (503) 428-3263.

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