Nominations Extended to Nov. 30, 2016 for 2017 Outdoor Inspiration Awards Presented by Adidas Outdoor

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Nominations Extended to Nov. 30, 2016 for 2017 Outdoor Inspiration Awards
Presented by Adidas Outdoor

Outdoor enthusiasts encouraged to nominate individuals, retailers, manufacturers, nonprofits
and youth make a positive impact on our industry

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. – (November 14, 2016) –– Nominations are now open for the seventh annual Outdoor Inspiration Awards, presented by adidas Outdoor, set for January 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. during Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. Nominations have been extended to November 30, 2016. no later than 6:00 p.m. (PST). Click here to make your nominations. This event celebrates the extraordinary passion, dedication and inspiration within the outdoor industry.

Nomination categories include outstanding individuals, manufacturers, nonprofits, a youth category sponsored by Boy Scouts of America and a retailer category sponsored by Jansport.

The Outdoor Inspiration Awards celebrates those who inspire others to enjoy, participate in and support outdoor activities and the outdoor industry. adidas Outdoor and Boy Scouts of America work with Outdoor Retailer and a panel of industry leaders to select the annual winners.

“Of the many things I love about the outdoor Industry, the people who make up the ‘tribe’ are the most special,” said Brendan Madigan, Alpenglow Sports, 2016 Retailer Inspiration Award Winner. “We are an industry unlike any other, one driven primarily by unique and fun-loving personalities that inspire on a daily basis. These awards showcase the brightest of these stars. It behooves us to celebrate those who do things differently, think outside the box, and put their stamp on their communities for the greater good. It's always an exciting evening that we look forward to every year.”

A special thank you to our title sponsor, adidas Outdoor, media partner SNEWS, DreamJobbing and presenting sponsors, Boy Scouts of America and JanSport, marking its 50th anniversary in 2017, has joined as a presenting sponsor.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Anyone interested should contact Sales Director Krista Dill via email at Questions about the Outdoor Inspiration Awards can be directed to Kate Lowery, Outdoor Retailer’s director of public relations, at


About adidas Outdoor
adidas Outdoor is the athletic brand in the outdoors. The company’s founder, Adi Dassler, designed equipment solutions for athletes that improved their performance. The long history of adidas Outdoor began in the 1970s with the creation of the first light trekking shoes. Climbing legend Reinhold Messner helped adidas design super-light and fast-approach hiking shoes for his first Everest ascent without supplemental oxygen in 1978. The tradition continues today with products influenced by Messner, as well as notable extreme outdoor adventurers from around the world.

About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through tradeshows, the Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. Outdoor Retailer is the national outdoor industry tradeshow, providing a platform for critical face-to-face business initiatives, line preview, launch of new innovation, networking and retailer education. Visit www.outdoorretailer for more information.

Outdoor Retailer is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 50 tradeshows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food). 

Kate Blom-Lowery
Outdoor Retailer
Director of Public Relations

Kristen Bujold
781-639-4924, Ext. 115