Osprey Raises Support for Southwest Colorado Nonprofits


Cortez, CO, May 16, 2013 - Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, raised $3500 for the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center and the Mountain Studies Institute through their Spring Local’s Sale, which was held in Cortez on April 13, 2013.

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The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for regional nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully selected by the company’s Green Team.

“The biannual Local’s Sale is a reflection of Osprey’s appreciation for and dedication to the Southwest Colorado regional community, of which we’re proud to be a part,” said Sam Mix, Outdoor Marketing Manager of Osprey. “Thanks to our community, the spring sale was a resounding success. We’re delighted to help support these two local organizations, which are each doing such important work in our corner of the state.”

The Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, located in Cortez, provides a safe, child-friendly environment that eases the emotional trauma experienced by children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Mountain Studies Institute is an independent nonprofit mountain research and education center in Silverton that develops science for addressing environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains.

“We greatly appreciate being a beneficiary of Osprey’s annual sale. The Center relies heavily on contributions from our community, and Osprey’s generosity means a lot to our organization,” said Terry Gorsuch, Four Corners Child Advocacy Center board member.

Said Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director of Mountain Studies Institute, “We are thrilled to know that Osprey and their customers support Mountain Studies Institute’s efforts to develop research and education opportunities for the San Juan Mountains.”

Osprey Packs
Independent since 1974 and anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high quality gear carrying equipment. The collection includes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking and travel pursuits.

The location of company headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, near the rugged San Juan Mountains on the edge of desert canyon country, provides a constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for Osprey products. Osprey also maintains a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, near the factories where they manufacture their products, ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with their suppliers. In 2009, Osprey opened a design office in Mill Valley, California, a hub of design talent and the birthplace of mountain biking. All three of these offices play a crucial role in creating Osprey gear that lasts a lifetime.

To celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2009, Osprey launched the All Mighty Guarantee, an enhancement of a lifetime warranty that was already one of the most robust in the industry. Free of charge, the company will repair any damage or defect in its product – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. Every Osprey product reflects the company’s commitment to protect the wild places its customers love to explore. For more information, visit www.ospreypacks.com.