Osprey’s Fall Locals’ Sale Benefits Local Colorado Non-Profits

Osprey Packs is pleased to announce its most successful Fall Locals’ Sale to date; raising more than $5,100 for local charities at the one-day gear sale.

Cortez, CO – December 5, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its most successful Fall Locals’ Sale to date; raising more than $5,100 for local charities at the one-day gear sale.

The annual Osprey Fall Locals’ Sale, this year held on November 2nd, is a an opportunity for the company to thank the Cortez, Colorado community by offering unprecedented deals on high-quality packs and bags, while also giving back to local non-profits and community organizations.

This year, a percentage of the sale’s proceeds were split between the Four Corners School for Outdoor Education and Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County, $2,575 donated to each.

“Osprey would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support in making this Locals’ Sale a resounding success,” says Osprey Outdoor Marketing Manager Sam Mix. “Osprey is proud to be a part of this great community and we like to give back whenever possible.”

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-denominational Christian housing ministry and a global home-building movement. Habitat welcomes all people, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or any other difference, to join together and build homes for people in need.

“Osprey Packs is one of the great corporate citizens of our community and we are honored to receive their support,” says Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County President Gary Harding. “This donation will be instrumental in helping us acquire the equipment needed to open a sales center where we can turn donated items into a steady cash flow to fund our core mission, which is to bring people together to build, renovate or preserve affordable housing in Montezuma County.”

The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education is a non-profit organization founded in 1984. Based in Monticello, Utah, Four Corners School provides place-based outdoor education on and about the Colorado Plateau.

“The funds will be used for our Canyon County Youth Corps program that employs local youth to complete conservation projects on public lands,” says Four Corners School Executive Director Janet Ross. “As an example, for the last four years, CCVC youth have been removing tamarisk on the Dolores and Escalante Rivers, as well as building trails, restoring habitat, fencing and thinning forests.”

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 and 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 2010, 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.