Since Chris Sharma began climbing at the age of 12, he has been shown a wealth of support from friends and sponsors in the climbing community. In the midst of his success as a professional climber, he realized that he wanted to turn his energy toward helping others. In the summer of 1998, he began volunteering at Yo! Basecamp Rock Climbing Camp, a summer camp founded by his close friends, Andy and Lisa Puhvel. Wanting to expand his generosity even further, Chris started the Sharmafund to send financially underprivileged kids to Yo! Basecamp.
The Sharmafund is dedicated to: