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Grand Rapids 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
On September 11, 2001 two terrorist hijacked planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center...

At the Grand Rapids 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, we pay tribute to the 343 firefighters who selflessly gave their lives to save others on September 11, 2001. As we approach the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, it is important to never forget the sacrifices made by these brave individuals and their families. We invite the community to come together and honor their memory by joining us for this special event. With a day full of activities, including an opening ceremony, climb, and post-climb pancake breakfast, we are sure to achieve our goal of raising funds for the National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation that serves the first responder community.

The funds raised benefit local firefighters, the FDNY Counseling Service Unit, and the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support the families of our nation's fallen firefighters.

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2023 Grand Rapids 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Saturday, September 9, 2023

LMCU Ballpark

4500 West River Drive, NE

Comstock Park, MI


Onsite Registration: 8:00 am

Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am

Climb Start: 9:15 am

Climb End: 12:00 pm


This event is open to the community

$30 donation for adults

Children under the age of 18 are free

The top individual fundraiser gets to throw the first pitch at the Whitecaps game the night of the Stair Climb.

Those that attend the Stair Climb may attend the Whitecaps game that night for discounted price HERE.



Post-Climb Pancake Breakfast at the Ballpark


We also display 13 U.S. flags along the third base line for those who gave their lives in Kabul, Afghanistan, as well as 9 U.S. flags along the first base line for those who gave their lives from West Michigan battling the war on terrorism.  Please see the attachment for a list of the heroes. The flags will be put up on September 1st for the final home stand of the season.

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