Summit for Danny Community Hike will take place Oct. 10-31 at Elings Park.

Summit for Danny Community Hike will take place Oct. 10-31 at Elings Park. (Courtesy photo)

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) has announced a new format for its annual Summit for Danny Community Hike. This year’s event will be held Oct. 10-31, again at Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara.

In response to the challenges of COVID-19, CADA’s local climb is shifting from a one-day event to three weeks of local hiking to provide the community with expanded opportunities to join the popular fundraiser. Participants will select from one of two marked trails and can complete the hike anytime within the three-week window.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including Best Hiker Spirit, Best Canine Companion, and Hiker Furthest from Santa Barbara. Hiking enthusiasts outside of Santa Barbara are encouraged to join the CADA family and participate in this year’s Community Climb.

The Summit for Danny is spearheaded by local business leader Bob Bryant and his wife Patty. Bryant, who lost his son Danny to substance abuse in 1995, was determined to turn his tragedy into hope for others.

He teamed up with CADA to establish the Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Center, which opened in 2001 and has provided more than 7,000 teens and their family members with treatment for mental health and early substance abuse issues. Funds raised from the annual Community Hike ensure treatment for every local teen who needs it.

In this time of uncertainly CADA counselors are working to stay connected with its teen clients and their family members, helping them with their growth in sobriety through this difficult time.

CADA is grateful to Montecito Bank & Trust for its Title Sponsorship of the Community Climb.

For more about the event, visit or contact Catherine Remak, 805-722-1306 or