McNett Donates Over $4,000 in Outdoor Gear to Get Kids Outside

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McNett®, the leader in quality, innovative outdoor gear, donates over $4,000 in equipment and gear to the North Cascades Institute’s gear locker as a part of its Take a Kid Outside initiative. The gear will help getkids outdoors through youth programs like Mountain School and Youth Leadership Adventures, which focuses on educating youth about outdoor stewardship and leadership. McNett has donated over $22,000 in outdoor gear to the NCI Gear Locker to-date.

“We are so appreciative of McNett for being such a crucial supporter of Youth Leadership Adventures in the past few years,” said Amy Brown, Program Manager. “Thanks to McNett, we also have Gear Aid™ repair products and training to keep our equipment in great shape.”

The donated items included tents, sleeping bags, water shoes, insulated rain boots and more. Additionally, McNett staff also held a repair clinic with Gear Aid supplies to fix used tents, boots and packs with the NCI Youth Leadership team. The repair clinic helped fix used gear from year’s prior and prep gear for the upcoming summer season.

“We’re honored to continue to build NCI’s youth gear locker with our Take a Kid Outside initiative. The next generation is our future and will always be a high priority for us; we want them to appreciate and care for the outdoors as much as we do,” said Travis Huisman, CEO.

The North Cascades Institute and McNett have similar goals in providing kids with quality outdoor gear to better enjoy the outdoors. The NCI youth programs build the next generation of conservation leaders by providing transformational experiences to those who lack access to similar opportunities. The goals are to provide a gateway to jump-start lifelong engagement with nature, stewardship and community and to provide an opportunity for personal, professional and academic growth.

About North Cascades Institute 
Last year, over 78 students contributed 2,688 service hours initiating several service related projects including fire ring installations, 12 miles of trail maintenance, 11 sign installations, new trail construction, invasive species removal and campsite bear box additions. More than 90% of students reported being very interested in protecting or restoring the environment, either by volunteering or as a career.

About McNett 
For over three decades McNett and its family of brands, Outgo®, Gear Aid, M Essentials™, Aquamira® and McNett® Tactical, have provided quality, innovative products for the dive, outdoor, sporting goods and military markets. Through long-term relationships and a great distribution model, McNett enhances the lives of people working and playing outside.

McNett is honored to provide outdoor gear to help get kids outdoors. For more information, please visit: McNett.com.

Contact:

Gerald Craft

Consumer Marketing Director

360-671-2227

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