You’re invited to the Outsiders Ball

Celebrate with the outdoor industry at this years Outsiders Ball, which raises funds and awareness for programs aimed at getting kids outside.
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It’s the hottest—and quite possibly the most important—ticket at Outdoor Retailer. Get your ticket to the Outsiders Ball now and make a difference in a young person’s life.

The Outsiders Ball, at Outdoor Retailer

The Outsiders Ball helps kids get outside by supporting the Parks4Kids program. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Foundation.

For the past three years at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, industry leaders like you have come together on one night to support one cause – helping young people experience the outdoors. Hosted by the Outdoor Foundation and sponsored by nearly 40 outdoor industry companies the Outsiders Ball has raised one million dollars and supported hundreds of community projects across the country that inspire a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts and customers.

This year, join us on Aug. 2 (the day before the show starts) at 6 p.m. at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. This year’s Ball will have a back-porch feel with yard games (like corn hole and horseshoes), interactive challenges (like a trail run/cycling/row experience), raffles, a silent auction, live local music and even a mini Half Dome that will be used to raise funding for Parks4Kids projects. The Half Dome is a mini rock: people who donate to the Parks4Kids program can climb or walk up and plant a flag on top, showing their company’s commitment to the getting kids outside.

Last year's Outsiders Ball. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Foundation.

Last year's Outsiders Ball. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Foundation.

Tickets are $100 each. You’ll feast on fare from Salt Lake’s best local food trucks as well and enjoy live music and tasty libations.

Please join us for a great night in support of an even greater cause. You can purchase tickets in advance at outsidersball.org or get them at the door.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Chris Fanning, Outdoor Foundation Executive Director
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Kristin Hostetter, SNEWS and Outdoor Retailer Daily Editor-in-Chief

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