Horny Toad Supports Telluride AIDS Benefit

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Horny Toad LogoHorny Toad has announced its support of the Telluride AIDs Benefit (TAB) through two partnerships. Until December 27 Horny Toad will donate 20 percent of its profits from online sales using the promotional code ““DOGOODTAB”. In addition, two percent of all net web sales will also go to the nonprofit organization.

Tahoe Vertical Challenge to Benefit Sierra Avalanche Center

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Tahoe Backcountry Vertical ChallengeAlpenglow Sports has launched their 2011 Lake Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge. The Challenge is the first ever free, community-wide fundraising initiative to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center. Alpenglow has challenged the Tahoe backcountry community to reach a cumulative goal of 15 million feet of human-powered uphill travel.

The event began in November and runs through April 30, 2012. If Tahoe backcountry enthusiasts are able to reach the 15 million foot mark Alpenglow Sports will make a $3000 donation to the Sierra Avalanche Center.

Podium prizes will also be awarded for the top three men and women, as well as the best camera edit of the event. Skiers or riders that register data will be eligible for a free bi-monthly raffle. Sponsors include: Black Diamond, Scarpa, G3, Marmot, Suunto, Clif Bar, Smith Optics, Rotefella and Honey Stinger.

Register and record data at: tahoevertical.com

Custom Pet Polar Bottles Support a Good Cause

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Polar Bottle PetsPolar Bottle has launched a promotion to support the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado while providing customers with a unique product. Until December 22nd customers can order one-of-a-kind bottles emblazoned with photos of their pets.

The North Face Distributes Second Round of Explore Fund Grants

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TNFThe North Face has awarded the second round of Explore Fund grants for 2011. By the numbers this cycle, The North Face granted over $125,000 to 51 projects reaching more than 30,000 children across the nation. Since the Explore Fund began in 2010 the program has provided more than half a million dollars in grants to organizations that get youth outdoors.

Gear to Grow is "Calling All Poles"

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Gear to GrowNon-profit program, Gear to Grow has been “Calling All Poles” across the U.S. since early October. The 60 day campaign aims to collect gently used or surplus poles from retailers, manufacturers and the general public. These poles will be used to help Gear to Grow outfit more than 70 of its beneficiary groups with full tent sets.

Gear to Grow has connected with retailers across the country to serve as collection sites for the tent pole drive. Participants can drop off poles at sites such as, Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, Colorado, Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach, California or any of the seven Great Outdoor Provision Company locations in North Carolina.

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