For the second year, Chaco signs on in support of the Outdoor Foundation’s Outsiders Ball, dedicated to getting more young people outside and active.
The ball, in its second year, will rally the outdoor industry around a single cause: fighting the growing divide between young people and nature and inspiring a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts, champions, and customers.
The Outsiders Ball is truly a party with a purpose,” said Chip Coe, General Manager of Chaco.
“By coming together as retailers, manufacturers, and industry leaders, we can ensure a bright future for the outdoor industry.”
The Outsiders Ball will take over the Gallivan Center on August 5th, the eve of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Building on last year’s success, the evening will be a memorable mix of work and play, friends and peers, an auction and live music. With tasty local bites, libations and music setting the tone.
“We are thrilled to have Chaco join The Outdoor Foundation as a platinum partner of the Outsiders Ball for the second year,” said Chris Fanning, executive director of the Outdoor Foundation. “Chaco has been active in the outdoor industry for 25 years and brings with it a very engaged and committed community of adventure-seekers.”
Last summer, industry leaders joined together for the first time one night to support one common cause – inspiring a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Hosted by the Outdoor Foundation and Outdoor Industry Association, Outsiders Ball raised nearly $400,000 to support 100 community projects across the country – many recommended by local retailers. Watch this video to see the impact of some of the 2013 Outsiders Ball sponsored projects and a full project list is also available. For more information or to sponsor the Outsiders Ball, email Chris Fanning at [email protected]
The charitable arm of the Outdoor Industry Association, the Foundation is dedicated to inspiring and empowering a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts. The Outdoor Foundation is the only national non-profit supporting and investing in next-gen outdoor champions and best-in-class outdoor projects. To date, Outdoor Nation – the Foundation's signature program – has hosted 30 summits, engaging nearly 3,500 young leaders, funded over 250 projects, connecting 70,000 youth to the outdoors, invested $3 million to inspire a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Born on the river in 1989, Chaco builds premium footwear for the outdoor-minded. What started as sandals for river guides has evolved into sandals, shoes, and boots that offer Chaco’s uncompromised support no matter where you roam. All Chaco footwear features the LUVSEAT™, a uniquely contoured platform that properly aligns and supports your foot and body to enable a lifetime of adventure. As a result, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded the Seal of Acceptance to many Chaco footwear styles. The APMA Seal is intended to raise awareness by identifying products of exceptional quality that are manufactured with comfort, health, and safety in mind. Simply put, Chaco is fit for adventure. Chaco is a part of Wolverine Worldwide’s Performance Group that also includes Merrell, Saucony, Patagonia Footwear, and Cushe. Chaco, 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Mich. 49351. Phone: (888) 637-7001; Fax: (800) 862- 6230. www.chacos.com, Facebook: Chacousa, Twitter: @Chacousa.
About the Outdoor Foundation & Outdoor Nation
The charitable arm of Outdoor Industry Association, The Outdoor Foundation is taking the lead nationally to inspire and empower a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts through its signature program Outdoor Nation. Launched in 2010, Outdoor Nation is the only national initiative that is engaging, empowering and investing in next-gen outdoor champions and outdoor projects – ensuring the future of outdoor participation.