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Croakies® Named as Official Outdoor Retention Products Company for 2018 GoPro Mountain Games

Croakies® adds to its 2018 consumer event calendar with elevated GoPro Mountain Games sponsorship

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BOZEMAN, Mont. – March 22, 2018 

GoPro Mountain Games

Croakies, manufacturer of industry-leading outdoor retention products, today announced it has reached an agreement with the Vail Valley Foundation to expand its sponsorship of the 2018 GoPro Mountain Games (June 7-10 in Vail, Colo.), as Official Outdoor Retention Products Company for the event.

In addition to an elevated onsite retail experience featuring the brand’s latest collection of products, as well as an updated selection of exclusive GoPro Mountain Games-branded Croakies gear, 2018 will see the Croakies brand strengthening its overall event presence to better align with its full product assortment of belts, dog collars & leashes, eyewear retainers, and accessories.

All first, second, and third-place finishers at the Mountain Games will be awarded a custom Croakies belt, equipped with respective gold, silver, and bronze versions of the brand’s acclaimed Bottle Opener Buckle. While the Croakies Kids’ SUP Pool, located in Adventure Village will be promoting fun and games all weekend long, giving the littlest adventurers an opportunity to try stand-up paddling, testing their balance on the water in an attempt to win some great prizes.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as Croakies will announce more details about their “Not Your Everyday Adventure” contest, sending two lucky winners on a truly memorable adventure to join the Croakies team in Vail this June.

To learn more about Croakies’ latest collection of outdoor retention products and to stay up to date on upcoming events and promotions, please visit

About Croakies

Often imitated but never duplicated, the original Croakies were invented in 1977 by a local ski patrolman from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. Today, Croakies is still proudly headquartered in the mountains of the American West, with most of its production in Bozeman, Montana. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as a backyard, the brand’s inspiration remains unchanged: to create best-in-class retention products that inspire everyday adventure and provide comfort, style, durability, and functionality to active people of all ages. For more information about Croakies and its latest product line, please visit or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using @croakies. Croakies is part of the Hilco Vision portfolio of brands.

About the GoPro Mountain Games

Hosted by the non-profit Vail Valley Foundation, the GoPro Mountain Games is the best all-around mountain experience available anywhere in the world. Each June in Vail, Colorado, pros and amateurs compete in more than nine mountain sports disciplines and more than 25 events including whitewater, IFSC World Cup Climbing, slackline, biking, running, yoga and more. The event draws more than 70,000 spectators and is free to attend. Learn more at

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a nonprofit with the mission to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley by providing leadership in arts, education and athletics. The organization is known for its work in education with YouthPower365, which provides programming to more than 4,200 local children with early childhood, K-12, and scholarship programs. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the EverBank America’s Winter Opening, the Birds of Prey FIS World Cup races, the Colorado Classic cycling race, the Vail Dance Festival and the Whistle Pig Vail concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation was the organizing body for the Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek in 1989, 1999, and 2015. It also manages and operates the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 concert, Broadway, dance, and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are made possible by cornerstone sponsors GMC, EverBank, and Vail Resorts. Visit to learn more.

Media Contact:

Chris McCullough

Director Consumer Brands, Hilco Vision Outdoor – (206) 450-7028