UCO and Light My Fire Raise Over $2,600 for Big City Mountaineers


UCO and Light My Fire, makers of quality lighting, fire starting and camp kitchen accessories, are celebrating a successful fundraising effort at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market this month, where they raised more than $2,600 to benefit Big City Mountaineers.

The brands hosted a special sale on Light My Fire Sporks throughout the show, offering the popular camping tools for just $1 each. They also sold new UCO Hundred headlamps and Leschi lanterns at deep discounts during their Happy Hour event, all to benefit Big City Mountaineers. In total, UCO and Light My Fire raised $2,645 for the organization, which provides wilderness mentoring expeditions for underserved urban youth. Big City Mountaineers serves close to 1,000 youth every year, helping them develop better self-esteem, as well as decision-making and communications skills.


“We’ve worked with Big City Mountaineers for a while as a sponsor, and are so inspired by what they’re doing,” says UCO’s director of marketing and product development, Peter Pontano. “We’re proud to have a UCO ambassador who leads trips for BCM, and this is just one more way we can contribute to a mission that’s really making a difference.”

To learn more about Big City Mountaineers, visit their website at http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org. To learn more about UCO and Light My Fire, contact Suzanne Hermann at suzanne@darbycommunications.com.

About Industrial Revolution
Founded in 1971 as UCO, the Original Candle Lantern company, Industrial Revolution has grown to become a leading manufacturer and distributor of inventive products that promote fun, safety, and comfort in the outdoors. In addition to UCO Headlamps, Candle Lanterns™, Stormproof Matches™ and portable grills, Industrial Revolution makes Intova waterproof action cameras, YayLabs! Ice Cream Balls and Pedco tripods and clamps. The company is also the US distributor of cutting-edge product lines from around the world, including Swedish Light My Fire® products such as the Spork and FireSteel®, and US and Canadian distributor of Sweden-based Morakniv® knives, as well as German-based Esbit solid fuel stoves and cookware.


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