DAPHNE — If you ever wanted to climb Mt. Everest but would rather do it in a near-perfect climate, here's your chance. The 2023 Ballin' on Belrose for the Baller Dream Foundation will be on April 22 in Olde Towne Daphne.

The event is being put on by 68 Ventures, a development company responsible for billions of dollars in investments in the Gulf Coast region.

Baller Dream Foundation offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences to children and young adults battling cancer. The event will raise money to help fund those efforts, which could be anything from a trip to Disney to a princess party. Baller Dream Foundation operates in Alabama, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey and New York.

68 Ventures CEO Nathan Cox told 1819 News that the event is structured and inspired by the 29029 Everesting Challenge.

"Mount Everest is 29,029 feet tall, meaning its formidable peak sits at 5.5 miles above sea level," the company's website states. "Using that elevation as our inspiration, we created a walk/run challenge where racers will travel a linear distance of 29,029 ft uphill on Belrose Avenue (plus trekking back down the hill between each climb, making the challenge a total of 10.5 miles."

The community walk and run will be on Belrose Avenue, between Main Street and Mobile Bay. There will be bouncy houses, a DJ, food and drinks and more. The event is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Racer check-in begins at 7 a.m., and the race will kick off at 8 a.m.

For more information, go here.

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