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First Descents Out Living It Contest

Posted: 10.17.2013

When Team Dagger’s Brad Ludden was 12 years old, his Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. After watching her endure this immense trial, he was inspired to volunteer for a local pediatric oncology program by teaching the participants how to kayak.

Throughout the years his passion grew, which led him to start working on an organization that would eventually become “First Descents” (named after the first time a person successfully kayaks a river or section of the river that has never been done).  The goal of First Descents is to help young adults like his Aunt by providing them the life changing experience of adventure (surfing, kayaking and climbing).




Brad and his team are putting on a contest called the “Out Living It Contest”. It’s a nation-wide fundraising campaign to raise awareness for the 1 in 100 college cancer fighters and also raise money for the non-profit organization. Dagger is returning as a sponsor, and is giving away a Katana as a prize.

To enter this contest, or to learn more about the efforts of First Descents, click here.