CamelBak® Bottle Fundraiser at Interbike Gives Back to IMBA

A total of $4,000 was raised by CamelBak for the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) from sales of the new CamelBak Bottle during Interbike 2006 in Las Vegas.
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A total of $4,000 was raised by CamelBak for the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) from sales of the new CamelBak Bottle during Interbike 2006 in Las Vegas.

"CamelBak has been one of IMBA's leading corporate members for more than a decade," says IMBA Development Director Pete Burhop. "Their long-standing support has helped us preserve and create thousands of miles of trails for mountain bikers everywhere. By raising even more money for IMBA at Interbike, CamelBak is further demonstrating their commitment to our important mountain bike advocacy mission. Many thanks to everyone at CamelBak for your ongoing support of our essential work."

"This marks another successful fundraising effort made possible by the generous support of the members of the Bicycle Industry" said Mac Tillman, VP of Marketing and Product Management at CamelBak. "We're thrilled to partner with IMBA in their ongoing efforts to support the mountain biking community."

About IMBA The International Mountain Bicycling Association is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's headquarters are located in Boulder, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

About CamelBak CamelBak Products, LLC. is the originator of the Hands-Free Hydration system. Since 1991, CamelBak's state of the art packs and hydration systems have benefited athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and soldiers around the world. CamelBak continues to deliver innovative hydration products to the market with the belief in the performance advantage that proper hydration can deliver in any situation. The company is a privately held portfolio company of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (BSMB) and is headquartered in Petaluma, California.
About BSMB BSMB, the private equity affiliate of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (NYSE: BSC), invests private equity capital in compelling leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital opportunities alongside superior management teams. Since its formation in 1997, BSMB has been an investor in over 50 portfolio companies across a broad range of industries. Recent investments by BSMB include: ACA Capital Holdings, Aearo Technologies (exited in 2006), Balducci's, CamelBak Products, Cavalry Investments, Churchill Financial Holdings, Hand Innovations (exited in 2006), Multi Packaging Solutions, New York & Company (NYSE: NWY), Reddy Ice (NYSE: FRZ), Seven For All Mankind, Stuart Weitzman, Transamerican Auto Parts Company and Vitamin Shoppe. More information about BSMB can be found at http://www.bsmb.com.

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