The International Polartec Challenge Grant returns for 2011, once again supporting expeditions and adventures all over the world. Since 1991, Polartec has assisted over 100 expeditions. Applications for next year’s $10,000 grant are now available.
In the spirit of promoting athletic activity for underprivileged youth, the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) will host a lacrosse match between Johns Hopkins University and the University of Notre Dame. The 2nd Annual San Francisco Lacrosse Fall Classic brings these top ranked NCAA Division I teams to Kezar Stadium on Saturday, October 16.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Moving Comfort, maker of sports bras and women’s-specific fitness apparel, will donate five dollars from the sales of their limited edition Support Your Girls Tees ($30 MSRP) to Bright Pink, a national non-profit advocating for breast cancer awareness in young women. The donation is part of the company's Support Your Girls Pink Project 2010.
KOA Kampgrounds raised a record $378,232 during the May 14–15 Come Kamp & Care With Us Weekend event. During the sixth annual event, a record 57,000 campers enjoyed a free night of camping on Saturday for staying as a paid guest the night before.
The makers of the patented Boa Lacing System have started their ‘Reel Pink’ campaign in efforts to raise awareness for Breast Cancer through the limited edition sale of pink Boa reels. All of the proceeds from the pink reels will be donated to Breast Cancer Network of Strength, which is a program that provides immediate emotional relief through the YourShoes 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center that is staffed by peer counselors, who are breast cancer survivors.
The Washington Climbers Coalition (WCC) has succeeded in its campaign to buy the Index Lower Town Wall, a premier rock climbing area near Index, Snohomish County.“Climbers have been working for more than fifteen years to buy the Lower Town Wall,” said Darryl Cramer, a WCC board member and guidebook author who has climbed at the Lower Town Wall for nearly 30 years. “We’ve pulled it off and ensured that the Lower Town Wall will remain open to climbing forever.”
The Gear to Grow program allows outdoor retailers and manufacturers to make tax deductible gear donations which help get more people involved in outdoor recreation. Donated products may include returns, samples, overstocks, out of season items, or anything that might be difficult to resell.