Proceeds from sales will benefit K9s for Warriors and Homes for Our Troops
HIGGANUM, Conn. (May 14, 2020) – GCI Outdoor, creators of portable, durable and comfortable outdoor recreation furniture, is proud to announce, in partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods, the new Freedom Rocker, a portable folding rocking chair to benefit America’s veterans. For each Freedom Rocker sold in 2020, GCI will donate $1 per chair to both K9s for Warriors and Homes for Our Troops, with a maximum contribution of $50,000 to each charity.
GCI Outdoor is excited to contribute to two organizations that provide assistance to service men and women all over the country. K9s for Warriors trains and provides service dogs and in-house training for military veterans suffering from PTSD, and has paired over 622 service dogs with veterans. Homes for Our Troops builds and donates specially-adapted homes for injured veterans – at no cost to them – that allows them the ability to restore freedom and independence in their lives.
“The creation of the Freedom Rocker is giving us the ability to partner with two extraordinary nonprofits and give back to service men and women who sacrificed so much protecting our freedoms”, says Jeff Polke, Co-President of GCI Outdoor. “As dog people at GCI, we are grateful that K9s For Warriors is able to provide helpful companions for service members. We are also grateful for the work Homes For Our Troops does to create amazing custom homes for service members as they recover from injuries sustained while protecting our country.”
With its patriotic design, the Freedom Rocker serves as a proud reminder to celebrate and honor our veterans and active service members. The new Freedom Rocker is designed with GCI’s patented Spring-Action Rocking Technology™, which allows users to rock smoothly while enjoying time outdoors.
Built for camping, tailgating, and even watching fireworks, the Freedom Rocker features a convenient carry handle, beverage holder and mesh backrest for added comfort. Folding down flat, this rocker is easy to open and close with GCI’s patented EAZY-FOLD™ Technology and supports up to 250 pounds. The Freedom Rocker will be the best seat at your favorite campground, a future cookout or around a backyard fire pit.
Available now, the Freedom Rocker will retail for $59.99 MSRP and will exclusively be sold at DICK’S Sporting Goods online and in-store/curb-side pick-up (where available).
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About GCI Outdoor
Lifelong friends Dan Grace and Jeff Polke founded GCI Outdoor in 1996. Over the last two decades, they have become one of the outdoor industry’s leading innovators of outdoor recreational gear with products that include chairs, camp tables, stadium seats, canoe seats and more. Offering high-quality gear to outdoor lovers of all kinds, GCI Outdoor products can be found at over 3,000 stores worldwide and online at www.gcioutdoor.com.