Yakima Partners with the National Park Foundation to Celebrate National Parks



Contact: Julie Atherton
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Yakima Partners with the National Park Foundation to Celebrate National Parks and Encourage Travelers to Hit the Road
– The partnership kicks off with a social media contest for a limited edition Centennial ShowCase cargo box with iconic national parks-themed artwork –

Lake Oswego, Ore. – August 30, 2016 –Yakima Products, Inc. is proud to announce a new partnership with the National Park Foundation – the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, which is celebrating its centennial in 2016. Yakima’s support will help the Foundation’s critical campaigns and programs, as well as raise awareness of its work to preserve and protect these national treasures for future generations. 

“As lovers of our national parks, we are so grateful for the National Park Foundation and all that they do to protect national parks, connect people to them, and inspire park enthusiasts,” said Ryan Martin, CEO of Yakima. “Those are the same values and goals that we have here at Yakima, where we create products that help people explore America’s treasured places with ease. We’re excited to partner with the National Park Foundation and to help them further achieve their goals, both in the National Park Service’s centennial year and beyond.”


To kick off the partnership, Yakima has joined together with Oregon artist Adam Haynes to design a custom, limited edition Centennial ShowCase. These cargo boxes feature a unique wrap-around image of iconic national parks, including Crater Lake, Redwood National and State Parks, Mount Rainier, Yosemite, Glacier, Joshua Tree, Everglades, Arches and Great Smoky Mountains. Only 10 are being produced, and they can only be obtained through social media engagement.


The first chance to win a Centennial ShowCase is through the Centennial Contest, which kicked off at Yakima.com on August 24 and runs through September 9. All it takes is a photo – new or old – from a national park. Post the photo using #YakimaNPContest and follow @yakimaracks. Submissions will be entered to win daily prizes, including a signed Adam Haynes National Parks poster. Yakima will draw one name each week to win one of the three grand prize Centennial ShowCase cargo boxes.

In addition to the National Park Foundation, Yakima is dedicated to a number of nonprofit partners across the outdoor industry that are working to preserve the outdoors and create opportunities to recreate. For a full list, visit explore.yakima.com/our-partners.

About Yakima
Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The company’s two brands – Yakima and Prorack – offer a variety of cargo management products, including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags, roof-top tents and awnings, and high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.