Denver, Colo. - SOG Specialty Knives and Tools, LLC, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty knives and tools, has donated $4,000 worth of knives and multitools to Big City Mountaineers, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of under-resourced urban teens through transformative outdoor experiences.
BCM will use the multitools and knives in its summer wilderness programs, which match five at-risk teens with five adult mentors for a week of backpacking or backcountry canoeing.
"On our more than 50 weeklong wilderness trips in 2010, it's important that we have reliable equipment,” said BCM executive director Syd Jones. "The high quality of SOG knives will help us maintain the safety of our teams in the field. We have been looking for a river knife for our Boundary Waters canoe trips, and the SOG Pentagon perfectly fits our needs.”
Through all BCM’s programs, teens and mentors will spend more than 4,000 days in the backcountry in 2010. SOG’s knives and multitools will be utilized in many wilderness tasks, from camp kitchen use to fixing broken equipment.
“In addition to the truly transformative beauty of the outdoors, we believe the ability to experience the self-reliance and self-discovery that comes with outdoor adventures is a critically important component to the development of youth,” says Spencer Frazer, Founder and CEO of SOG Specialty Knives and Tools. “We are delighted to be able to play a part in helping Big City Mountaineers advance their mission of enhancing the lives of urban teens and look forward to a long and meaningful engagement with this innovative program.”
SOG was founded in 1986 by Spencer Frazer, a former R&D tool and die maker for the Top Secret Black Projects Division of the aerospace defense industry. SOG's name was inspired by an elite joint services military unit - the Studies and Observation Group - formed in advance of the Vietnam War to conduct covert operations and sanctioned to develop and purchase their own weapons. Since the introduction of its first products, SOG has become the favored brand for specialty knives and tools by the military, law enforcement personnel, industrial tradesmen and outdoorsmen worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.sogknives.com.
About Big City Mountaineers
BCM is one of the largest non-profits in the country devoted to working exclusively with under-resourced teens by using the outdoors as a transformational element in their lives. BCM runs its recreational mentoring program in selected major urban centers throughout the country, with its largest program areas in Denver and San Francisco. Learn more at www.bigcitymountaineers.org.