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OR Show Madness: Osprey’s List of Booth Events + Promotions

August 1st, 2011

Here we go… it’s Outdoor Retailer time again! Lots of great events and promotions lined up at OR Show this year. Hope to see you soon!

Events at Osprey Booth #5010

Day 2 Friday August 5: 4.30-6p

DITCH THE PLASTICS HAPPY HOUR

Teaming with Outdoor Retailer, Klean Kanteen, Patagonia and the Buffalo Field Campaign, Osprey is a proud sponsor of Ditch the Plastics promoting the use of co-branded, re-usable Klean Kanteen stainless steel event cup at the show with the goal to educate, engage, and inspire the outdoor marketplace that there is no longer a place for single use cups in this industry. Happy hour will be hosting a game of quarters for great prizes and much more!

Beer and mug sale proceeds benefit the Buffalo Field Campaign. Happy hour will be at the Patagonia booth on Day 1 and the Klean Kanteen booth on Day 3.

Day 2 Friday August 5: ALL DAY

KEEP IT WILD DAY!

Osprey will be hosting Conservation Alliance grantee American Whitewater in our booth all day as part of the Conservation Alliance Keep it Wild Day. American Whitewater will provide information, presentations and a sign-on letter to collect 200 industry signatures asking the Secretary of the US Department of Interior to take a leadership role in restoring the flow-dependant recreation and environmental values of the Dolores River.

Day 3 Saturday August 6: 10a-Noon

COFFEE STORY: Ethiopia book signing with Majka Burhardt

Join Osprey athlete, Majka Burhardt for a book signing and tasting of some of the best coffee on the planet, Ethiopian Tchembe.

About Coffee Story: Ethiopia
It’s the twenty-first century and Ethiopia, in the global consciousness, is shedding its history of drought, famine, and war. It’s doing so by embracing the heritage and potential of its defining crop, coffee, a plant first accounted for in legend more than three thousand years ago and that now ranks among the world’s ten most-valued commodities. Coffee Story: Ethiopia is the recounting of that process: a visual and narrative tale of opportunity, resources, education, and tradition. Majka Burhardt explores the merger of food anthropology, development, and the impact of coffee on world politics and global understanding as part of her ongoing discussion of “Additive Adventure”– when adventure goes beyond exploration to cultural and environmental connections that create a larger conversation of singular and collective human meaning.

Books will be available for purchase with tasting of fine Ethiopian coffees provided compliments of Osprey Packs.

Day 1-4 or until sold out

CONSERVATION ALLIANCE FUNDRAISER PROMOTION

Osprey will be selling our new Syncro 10 cycling/hiking hydration packs for $30. All proceeds go to The Conservation Alliance to aid in their mission to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. Sale starts on day one until they’re gone!

Day 1 – 4 or until sold out

VERVE 10 SPECIAL EDITION BREAST CANCER FUND PACK SALE

We’ll have a limited supply of these beautiful special edition packs in BCF purple for only $50 each with $5 of each sale benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund. No BPA, PVC/phthalates or triclosan are used in this product. The Breast Cancer Fund is the leading national organization working to eliminate the environmental causes of the disease.

Other Osprey Event involvement

Day 1-4

Thursday August 4 to Saturday August 6: 8.30a-5.30p

Sunday August 7: 8.30a-Noon

PARK N PEDAL SHARE

Osprey is proud to team with Park N Pedal, Outdoor Retailer, Electra Bicycles and Prana to sponsor the 2011 Park N Pedal bike share stations at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011. The BikeShare pavilion will provide bicycles, the sustainable transportation alternative, for show attendees courtesy of Electra Bicycle and the SLC Bicycle Collective.  Stop by for giveaways, prize drawings, helmets and bikes. The Osprey event tent will be on site with a full display of the 2011/2012 active everyday/commuter pack line.

Where: Front and Center on West Temple and 200 S at the Salt Palace

Days 1-3 4.00pm

LEAVE NO TRACE GREAT GEAR GIVEAWAY

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer car will be stuffed full of the coolest gear, including Osprey Viper and Verve 4 hydration packs that will be given away the first three days of the show.  Show attendees enter the drawing by completing a Leave No Trace quiz form.  Winners are selected at random at 4pm each day.

Day 3, 9pm

Outdoor Industry All-star Jam

Think Battle of the Bands + OR + Beer… oh and dancing your face off. It’s that good. Hosted by funny-man and world-class rock climber Timmy O’Neill. One night only… witness industry veterans rocking the legendary All Star Industry Jam. Featured performers include: the All Star Industry Jam Band (go Gareth!), BD Band, DeFeet Band, Curleigh Fried w/ Keen, Struggles and Midnight Sun w/ Doobie and the Boys. Added bonus: Your $10 cover goes to benefit the Buffalo Field Campaign. So you can feel even better about dancing the night away.

Where: Club Elevate @ 155 W. 200 S.

Phew! Check out Under Solen’s Down + Dirty list for more fun events at the OR Show!

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