Mountain Man Events and the Deuces Wild Endurance Festival are dedicated to helping people achieve independence through sports.  We hope to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), 2Gether We Live, and to local White Mountain-area organizations.  Our goal is to limit costs so that we have as much as possible left for our charities.


Challenged Athletes Foundation

The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles.  CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.  Since 1994, more than $100 million has been raised and over 23,000 individual grants awarded to people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 100,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear:  give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyle. To learn more, visit challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.


2Gether We Live

2Gether We Live is Arizona's largest marathon team serving the disabilities community through running, riding or multisport events while pushing, pulling, or any other means to cross that finish-line together. The team has expanded from one pair to over 14 pairs competing together at events.  By providing as many opportunities for our pairs to compete in sports and activities, we hope to impact more lives with disabilities, illness and wounded veterans. ​​​​ The endurance team, marathon team, and multisport team, all provide opportunities for individuals who may not be able to swim, ride or run on their own. With the help from volunteers, finishing a marathon, 10k or perhaps a triathlon can become a reality. For many families with loved ones living with disabilities or illness the opportunities are far and few between to get outdoors or out in the community. That's where 2Gether We Live comes in.  They provide the support, funds, and volunteers to accomplish the positive experience that once may have been impossible.  Wounded veterans, those with illness, or those living with disabilities, all should have the same opportunities.

Since 2004, we have donated over $120,000 to 50+ charities!

  • American Forests
  • Apache Rescue Team
  • Arizona Cancer Society
  • Arizona Rangers
  • Arizona Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson
  • Blue Ridge High School Cross Country
  • Blue Ridge High School Girls Soccer
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • City of Show Low Wellness Committee
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Community Food Bank
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Diaper Bank
  • Eastern Mountains Young Marines
  • Foothills Optimist Club
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • High Country SAV
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Kachina Amateur Radio Club
  • Leanda Cave Foundation
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Lion's Club
  • Lone Pine Young Women's
  • Los Angeles Children's Hospital
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Melanoma Research Foundation
  • Mountain Christian School
  • Mountain Dream Dance Company
  • Movember Charity
  • Navajo County Sheriff's Auxillary
  • Ponderosa Lions Club
  • Renew Chicago
  • Rotary District 5500 Foundation
  • Show Low High School Executive Council
  • Show Low High School Football
  • Show Low Junior High Cheer
  • Show Low Junior High Music Department
  • Show Low Junior High School Band
  • Show Low Moose Lodge
  • Show Low Rotary Club
  • Show Low Youth Football
  • Show Low Youth Sports Foundation
  • St. John's 4-H
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Swim Across America
  • The Dance Academy
  • The Smile Train
  • Tu Nidito
  • Tucson Community Tennis Program
  • Tucson Tri Girls
  • University of Arizona Foundation
  • White Mountain Open Trail Association
  • White Mountain Women's Club