Black Diamond Equipment Inc., a leading global climbing and freeride ski brand, was recently honored with the first annual Conservation and Sustainability Award presented by the Summit Land Conservancy, a Park City, Utah-based land trust. Additionally, Black Diamond raised $50,000 for the Utah Avalanche Center by hosting the 17th Annual Friends of UAC Fundraiser.
“Each of these events is representative of the Black Diamond ethos,” explains Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond CEO. “Preserving land for sustainable recreational use is at the heart of BD’s commitment to our community. The UAC event is a pleasure to host as it provides valuable funding for the Avalanche Center in a fun atmosphere bringing together friends to share experiences and stoke for the coming season.”
The Summit Land Conservancy works in partnership with landowners to permanently preserve agricultural, recreational, scenic, wetland and animal habitat in Summit County, Utah. The award was given to Peter Metcalf and Black Diamond for demonstrating exceptional leadership and innovation while helping to improve the environment and quality of life in Summit County.
The 17th Annual Utah Avalanche Center fundraiser has become a tradition of the autumnal season in Salt Lake City, robustly supported by the Byrne Family, Uinta Brewing Company and Redwood Creek Wines with food from Rico Mexican Market, and live tunes from Herban Empire.
“Black Diamond’s role in raising $50,000 for the UAC is invaluable and the community that gathers in support of the UAC and our forecasts is inspiring,” comments Bruce Tremper, UAC Director.
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