Horny 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.
Alpenglow 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
The non-profit Gear to Grow and Cordura have partnered to host a gear drive at the upcoming Winter OR show. From January 19 to 22, Cordura's booth (#39217) will serve as the official collection point for gear.
Polar 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 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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its final research plan on hydraulic fracturing. The EPA has been requested by Congress to better understand the potential impacts on drinking water from fracturing.
Non-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.
The North Face has launched a 14-city KNOW Boundaries Snow Safety Tour, pairing athletes including, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Lucas Debari and Conrad Anker with The North Face and REI stores countrywide. The tour will provide information for safe backcountry travel, the knowledge, skills and training required.
The Conservation Alliance sent grants totaling $550,000 to 18 organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. The donations marked the Alliance’s second funding disbursal for 2011, and brought the year’s funding total to a milestone $1.05 million. Since the organization’s founding in 1989, the Alliance has contributed more than $9.8 million to this cause.