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Outdoor Project’s Summer Block Party Series Raised Over $24,000 for Local Nonprofits

October 31, 2017

Over 12,500 people and 100 outdoor industry brands in attendance through seven block parties

PORTLAND, OREGON – Outdoor Project, an outdoor adventure digital media company found online at outdoorproject.com, announced today that their 2017 event series has wrapped up, and they officially raised over $24,000 for their local nonprofit partners: Adventure Without Limits, North Shore Rescue, Denver Mountain Parks Foundation, SheJumps, Oregon Natural Desert Association, Utah Open Lands, and Big City Mountaineers.

In the spring of 2017, Outdoor Project launched their West Coast block party series. The goal of the series was to bring together the local community, including local shops, retailers, and outdoor enthusiasts, to help facilitate connection and share outdoor inspiration – while raising funds for local nonprofits. Outdoor Project partnered with local breweries in Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, BC; Denver, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Bend, Oregon; Salt Lake City, UT; and San Francisco, CA.

“We are overwhelmed by the community that supported Outdoor Project’s block party series this summer,” stated Outdoor Project Events Manager Morgan Tashea. “These events wouldn’t be possible without the outpouring of support from our sponsors, nonprofit beneficiaries, and brewery partners. We are beyond pleased with the outcome of this event series and send a huge shout out to all of our partners for helping to bring it to fruition.”

“We had a blast, and the events were very well put together,” says Liv with Rumpl. “We were able to personally introduce tons of people to the brand, and everyone had great vibes! We will definitely be back for more partying with Outdoor Project. Party on!”

Outdoor Project is excited to announce that the event series will continue to expand to six new cities in 2018, including San Diego, California; Burlington, Vermont; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; Charleston, South Carolina; and Austin, Texas. Sponsor spots are already filling up for the 2018 events. Additional outdoor brands, retailers and nonprofits that are interested in getting involved in the 2018 series should reach out to Morgan Tashea at morgantashea@outdoorproject.com for more information. The 2018 events will offer even more opportunities for companies to share their culture with large local outdoor communities while supporting local nonprofit groups.

Larz Stewart, the Assistant Executive Director for Adventure Without Limits, the beneficiary for Portland’s block party, said, “We are so thankful for all the organizations that were part of Outdoor Project’s Summer Solstice Block Party at Ecliptic Brewing. In one day of outdoor fun, they collectively raised over $4,000 for Adventures Without Limits!! That’s enough funding to help give 200 more Portland metro area youth access to outdoor recreation this next year!”

About Outdoor Project

Outdoor Project’s goal is to create the most comprehensive online resource and the largest community for outdoor adventure and travel, with a plan to revolutionize the way that people find, search for and share their outdoor experience. The website provides photos, maps, and guides for all types of human-powered outdoor activities. The content aims to inspire users to explore new places, head a little bit further down their favorite trails, and get outside more often to find adventure. Outdoor Project starts with exceptional photography and adventure videos, custom maps, and guides. A community of members completes the picture. Outdoor Project, an Oregon Angel Fund and Cascade Angels portfolio company, can be found at outdoorproject.com.

Media Contact:
Outdoor Project
Morgan Tashea, Events Manager
(907) 952-6977
morgantashea@outdoorproject.com

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