Join the me and the rest of the Teton Sports Mountain Adventurers in Giving back to the outdoor community. By using the code ScottGauvin when you purchase anything at Teton Sports you'll get a 5 percent discount off your order and a portion of your purchase will go to fund Boys & Girls Clubs of America and help give boys and girl a safe place to learn and grow. Click here to see my Mountain Adventurer Profile page.
Each of the Mountain Adventurers were asked to select a outdoor themed charity or one that impacted a considerable amount of people directly. I thought long and hard about this and initially came up with some great and worthy causes that protect animals, conserve our natural resources and serve as stewards of our natural places. This decision quite frankly seemed to quick and not well thought out on my part. As someone who Hikes Forward, and promotes the ideal of always looking down the path of the trail and your trail of life, I took pause. Where did I come from? Who helped me to get to where I am and who I have become today especially with my love for the outdoor experience? And secondly, who really needed the money from this effort?
A good sleep solves it all. I awake and had made up my mind, The long list of other very worthy and honorable causes that I already personally contribute to was pushed away. I made up my mind that I would support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. A huge organization that helps kids from all works of life and backgrounds by providing a safe experience both at their clubs and outdoors. I am a product of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and I am proud of it. As a youngster I had the privilege to attend both a summer day camp (Camp Ramsbottom) and also be a member of local Boys & Girls Club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
While the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is not saving forests, the polar bear or building parks, they are saving our youth. As a product of the Boys & Girls Club I have fond memories of swimming, archery, canoeing, rope courses and my favorite at the time rocketry. Without this outlet and available resource, honestly I am unsure what me and my friends would have done during those summers. Because of this camp and overall experience I spent more time outside versus inside. Spent more time honing my outdoor skills and exercising.
When summer was done, the club offered a refuge after school to play basketball, pool or to swim. A safe place for kids to group up is needed in every city in the United States. A regular occurrence in my city of Springfield, Illinois and in places just like it around the country are articles asking for significant donates being needed to keep clubs like the one I attended open. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America fit the Giveback Endeavor program to a tee. Not only do I want to giveback for all the Boys & Girls Club gave me, they surely need the donations and they proudly serve over 25,000 youngsters yearly. I am proud to have the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as my chosen charity for this initiative.
To assist me in helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of America simply:
Go to tetonsports.com
During Checkout use the code: ScottGauvin
You will get 5% off your purchase! These funds will go to help the Boys & Girls Clubs of America continue to help America's youth.
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