Big City Mountaineers Receives $10,000 Gift from The North Face

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GOLDEN, Colo. (Nov. 2, 2016) – The North Face (TNF) has donated $10,000 to Big City Mountaineers (BCM) to help introduce underprivileged urban youth to the outdoors through wilderness mentoring experiences. BCM serves nearly 1,000 youth annually, offering 42 week-long expeditions and 14 overnight camps across the country.

“Big City Mountaineers and The North Face share a common goal in inspiring youth to experience the outdoors in meaningful ways,” says Bryan Martin, executive director of BCM. “Through this gift, TNF is offering life-changing outdoor experiences for many young people that would otherwise never have that opportunity.”

The recent donation came shortly after a $15,000 grant from The North Face Explore Fund earlier this year. Since 2010, TNF has given over $150,000 to support BCM youth programs across the country. For more information about youth programs or how to donate time or funds, contact carl.johnson@backbonemedia.net or visit the Big City Mountaineers donation page.

About Big City Mountaineers
Big City Mountaineers (BCM) instills critical life-skills in over 2,000 under-served young people each year by getting them outdoors with volunteer mentors for life-changing wilderness experiences. BCM’s unique model of 1 to 1 mentoring is proven to develop integrity, responsibility, improve communication skills and decision making abilities in youth from risk-filled environments through a nationally recognized developmental analysis tool. Given the opportunity to develop these skills alongside caring volunteer mentors creates positive lasting change in these youth who become more likely to stay in school and avoid drugs, gangs and violence. To learn more, please visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org.

About The North Face® The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1966 with the goal of preparing outdoor athletes for the rigors of their next adventure. Today we are the world's leading outdoor brand, creating athlete-tested, expedition-proven products that help people explore and test the limits of human potential. We protect our outdoor playgrounds and minimize our impact on the planet through programs that encourage sustainability. The North Face products are available at premium and specialty retail sporting goods stores globally and we are headquartered in California on a LEED Platinum-certified campus. For more information, please visit www.thenorthface.com.

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