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Will You Be Part of the Solution? Sign The Outdoor Foundation Pledge

We can create healthier children, healthier communities and healthier businesses by getting kids outside and involved in healthy lifestyles grounded in outdoor recreation. Join The Outdoor Foundation and say “I Will.”
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Together as an industry, we must dedicate ourselves to raising a new generation of environmental stewards. Our children, our communities, our industry, and our planet are counting on us.

We can create healthier children, healthier communities and healthier businesses by getting kids outside and involved in healthy lifestyles grounded in outdoor recreation.

Change is within each one of us. It doesn't take money; it just takes commitment. As a member of the outdoor community, you can take immediate action to overcome the crisis facing society and our industry. It's simple: join
The Outdoor Foundation and say “I Will.”

Sign the pledge and promise to play. Promise to play and become part of the solution.

Your signature is your promise to take at least two kids outside to experience any outdoor recreation activity over the course of the next year. By signing your name, you are saying:

I will help improve the mental and physical health of children in our country.

I will campaign to build future environmental ambassadors.

I will fight to SAVE outdoor recreation in the United States.

I will work to increase the number of participants in outdoor recreation.

I will partner with The Outdoor Foundation to focus our industry on creating change.

Take the pledge online here or visit the following pledge stations and events at Outdoor Retailer and join your peers in making a difference:

Outdoor Retailer Pledge Stations:
• Ahnu (# 32277)
• American Alpine Club (# 2017)
• Bela-Olhao (# 86017)
• Black Diamond (# 8026)
• Cloudveil Mountain Works, Inc. (#36150)
• Confluence (# 32087)
• Deckers Outdoor Corp. (# 8000)
• eVent fabrics (# 40199)
• Evolv Climbing (# 1041)
• Five Ten (# 3027)
• GoLite (# 16001)
• GoPro (# 40157)
• Horny Toad (# 30043)
• Hot Chillys (# 36051)
• Industrial Revolution (# 126)
• Jansport (# 36069)
• Jetboil (# 36037)
• Johnson Outdoors Inc. (# 25037)
• Julbo (# 9045)
• Keen (# 32301)
• Mammut Sports Group, Inc. (# 3005)
• Marmot Mountain, LLC (# 34037)
• Metolius Climbing (# 3034)
• McNett (# 29027)
• Montrail (# 26013)
• Mountain Hardwear (# 27001)
• Mountain Sprouts (# 12009)
• Nikwax North America (# 3044)
• Osprey Packs (# 9027)
• Outdoor Research, Inc. (# 27027)
• Petzl America (# 5014)
• prAna (# 10013)
• Rab (# 39201)
• Sierra Designs (# 27039)
• Skirt Sports (# 40148)
• The North Face (# MR250A)
• The Outdoor Foundation (# 56000)
• The Timberland Company (# 32051)
• Thule Inc (# 36091)
• Vasque Red Wing Shoe Company (# 24001)
• W.L. Gore and Associates (# 33041)
• White Sierra (# 21031)
• Paddler Lounge - TAPS (# 36108)
• Rock & Ice and Trail Runner Magazines (Climbing Zone)
• Downtown Marriott Hotel (next to Starbucks)

Outdoor Retailer Pledge Events:

Wednesday, August 6
* 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Open Air Demo: The Outdoor Foundation Booth #37
* 4:00 p.m., SkirtChaser Trail Run, Open Air Demo

Thursday, August 7
* 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Open Air Demo: The Outdoor Foundation Booth #37

Friday, August 8
* 7:00 a.m., Outdoor Industry Association Industry Breakfast,Downtown Marriott: Join OIA and guest speaker Larry Selzer, CEO of The
Conservation Fund, to learn about "Connecting Youth With the Outdoors."
* All Day: The Outdoor Foundation Booth #56000
* 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., McNett Booth #29027: Gear Sale and Happy Hour to Support The Outdoor Foundation and Teens Outside.
* 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Outdoor Retailer Industry Party, Energy Solutions Arena: Sign the "I Will" pledge and join the party.

Saturday, August 9
* All Day: The Outdoor Foundation Booth #56000
* 4:30 p.m., Jetboil Keg Party and Gear Sale, Booth #36037 to support The Outdoor Foundation. Jetboil will sell 20 of its Personal Cooking Systems for $50 each with all proceeds to benefit The Outdoor Foundation.
* 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Mammut Bouldering Championships, Shilo Inn: Sign the "I Will" pledge and watch the best at work.

Sunday, August 10
* All Day: The Outdoor Foundation Booth #56000
* 4:30 p.m. – Osprey Packs gear sale, Booth # 9027. Osprey will sell 50 of its Talon 5.5 packs for $20/each with all proceeds to benefit The Outdoor Foundation.

Monday, August 11
* All Day: The Outdoor Foundation Booth #56000

To sign the pledge, visit www.outdoorfoundation.org/iwill

The Outdoor Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 established by Outdoor Industry Association to inspire and grow future generations of outdoor enthusiasts. The Foundation introduces youth to outdoor recreation through nationwide youth programming and produces high-quality, groundbreaking research that quantifies the extent and quality of participation in outdoor recreation as well as its economic impact on the U.S.

For additional information visit www.outdoorfoundation.org or call 303.444.3353.

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