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The Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 members bring their Better Together program to Planet Granite for it’s annual year-end event. The Better Together program is celebrating its 25th year; which is made possible by support from many entities including Planet Granite. Planet Granite has been hosting the Better Together program for almost 20 years.

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better together 5better together 4The program includes 6th grade students from the Santa Clara Unified School District. Approximately 40 students took part in this event. This was the first time most of them got to experience the sport of rock climbing. Planet Granite provides all the equipment, facility as well as training for the volunteer belayers for the event. The belayers are made up of off duty firefighters. This year E97 from Santa Clara Fire Department also took part in the event.
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Better Together is a mentorship program that concentrates on leadership, teamwork and communication skills as well as building self-confidence through different activities. Planet Granite serves as the perfect place for all these skills to be put into practice.

For more information about the Better Together program please visit their website at