Merrell Beach Volleyball Comes to Outdoor Retailer Industry Party

Get outside and hit the sand at Outdoor Retailer as Merrell transforms Pierpont Street into a beach volleyball court during the Industry Party on August 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Get outside and hit the sand at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, as Merrell transforms Pierpont Street into a beach volleyball court during the Industry Party on August 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. In honor of Yellowstone's 138th birthday, the cost to play is $138 per team and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the National Park Foundation. Spontaneous flip cup games will also take place to please the crowd and rally the teams. Remember to study up on National Park knowledge as the Emcee will announce trivia questions with prizes for winners.

The first nine brands to rally a team of six or more (the more the merrier but all teams must have a co-ed presence) will be part of the fun. The winning team will walk away with a gold volleyball trophy that they will sign their team name (and motto) to and pass on at the next Summer Market. The volleyball will sit on top of a trophy to be displayed for the year. Other prizes will be awarded for best team name, loudest team cheering squad, most memorable player, and more. The more creative, the better!

“Our mission at Merrell is ‘Let's Get Outside,'” said Amy Roder, marketing specialist at Merrell. “We're hoping our industry friends will kick off their shoes and hit the sand with us in some outdoor fun that benefits the National Park Foundation. In celebration of Yellowstone's 138th birthday and in honor of the National Parks that are our natural playgrounds that allow us to get outside and explore, we hope the industry comes together to play outside together at the Outdoor Retailer Industry Party.”

For more information or to register a team, please contact Amy Roder: amy.roder@wwwinc.com; 616.863.4748.

Merrell® is a brand within the Outdoor Group, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. that also includes Chaco and Patagonia Footwear. Merrell believes in encouraging everyone to get outside, be active and have fun, and is the largest outdoor brand partner of the National Park Foundation. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan. The company's portfolio of highly-recognized brands includes: Bates®, Chaco, Cushe®, Hush Puppies®, Merrell®, Sebago® and Wolverine®. The Company is also the exclusive footwear licensee of the following popular brands: CAT®, Harley-Davidson® and Patagonia®. The Company's products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in nearly 180 countries and territories. Merrell, 9341 Courtland Drive, Rockford, Mich. 49351. Phone: (800) 789-8586; Fax: (888) 746-3329. FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/#!/merrell?ref=nf. TWITTER: @merrelloutside.

The National Park Foundation is an independent charitable organization chartered by Congress in 1967 to strengthen the connection between the American people and their national parks. As the official national non-profit partner of America's National Parks, the Foundation raises private funds, makes strategic grants, creates innovative partnerships and increases public awareness about the need and opportunity for park philanthropy. In its 2008 fiscal year, the National Park Foundation distributed grants and program support of $27.3M. For more information, visit www.nationalparks.org. FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/nationalpark. TWITTER
http://twitter.com/goparks

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