Osprey’s biannual sale benefits nonprofits
Sam Green/Cortez Journal Canyon of the Ancients was one of the beneficiaries of the Osprey Packs
Cortez-based Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its popular biannual Community Locals’ Sale raised $3,426 for local nonprofits and community organizations.
Combined with the Spring Locals’ Sale, Osprey has donated nearly $7,000 in 2013 by offering outstanding deals on packs and bags to the Cortez community.
The Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for regional nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations selected by the company’s Green Team.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support in making this Locals’ Sale a resounding success,” says Osprey Outdoor Marketing Manager Sam Mix. “Osprey is proud to be a part of this great community, and we like to give back whenever possible.”
Proceeds from the Spring Locals’ Sale benefitted The Four Corner’s Child Advocacy Center and The Mountain Studies Institute. Funds raised this fall were donated to the Southwest Colorado Canyons Association and the Dolores River Anglers.
“The generosity of Osprey, through their Locals’ Sale Program, will help Dolores River Anglers to continue their habitat and conservation work on the rivers in Southwest Colorado,” said Marc Meyer, president of the Dolores River Anglers. “DRA relies heavily on contributions to make our programs run, and we appreciate all Osprey does for our community.”
Diane McBride, director of SCCA, said “Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance deeply appreciates Osprey’s generosity in selecting us to benefit from their Local’s Sales Donation Program,” “As partners for our local National Conservation Lands, we are grateful to have Osprey as one of our local partners to help in its preservation.”
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high-quality carrying equipment. The collection includes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking and travel pursuits.
Osprey also maintains a product-development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, near the factories where they manufacture their products, ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with their suppliers. In 2009, Osprey opened a design office in Mill Valley, California, a hub of design talent and the birthplace of mountain biking. All three of these offices play a crucial role in creating Osprey gear that lasts a lifetime.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal Shoppers pick out packs during the Osprey locals sale earlier this month