The Outdoor Foundation’s Outsiders Ball is on a Roll - New Sponsors on Board

 The Outdoor Foundation's Outsiders Ball is coming to Salt Lake City August 5, 2014

The Outdoor Foundation's Outsiders Ball is coming to Salt Lake City August 5, 2014

The Outdoor Foundation is proud to announce a full roster of sponsors for the 2014 Outsiders Ball, held on August 5th, at 6 pm -- the eve of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. In one night, the must-attend event will raise funds to support 100 non-profit projects and help galvanize the industry around the single cause of getting young people outside and active.

 2014 Sponsors include Platinum: Confluence Outdoor, Vasque, Outdoor Industry Association, Gore-Tex, Thule, Wolverine Worldwide, Chaco, prAna, Outdoor Retailer, PrimaLoft, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, Digital Operative, Outside, SNEWS, Periscope, AIM Media, The Conservation Fund Gold: Mountain Khakis, Timberland, GSI Outdoors, Stella, Merrell, Wolverine, Sperry Top-Sider, Weld, Baird, Silver: Burton, JanSport, Marmot, LifeStraw Patagonia Footwear, CAT Footwear, REI, Vibram Bronze: River Sports Outfitters, EnerPlex, Buff, ACK, Advanced Elements, Yakima, Eddie Bauer

 “The Outdoor Foundation is thrilled to have such extraordinary support from our industry around this critical issue,” said Chris Fanning, executive director of the Outdoor Foundation. “We believe the future health and wellness of today’s young people well as the outdoor industry as a whole depends on everyone coming together to support projects that activate and inspire a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts.”

In its second year, The Outdoor Foundation’s Outsiders Ball will be a memorable mix of auctions, interactive art, live music, and plenty of opportunities to support retailer-endorsed community projects. The night is complete with tasty local food, libations and music setting the tone outside at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

 Last summer’s event raised nearly $400,000 to support 100 community projects across the country – many recommended by local retailers. Tickets for this year’s event are still available at Visit the website or contact Stasia Raines at for more information.


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