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Croakies Signs on as Associate Sponsor and Exclusive Eyewear Retainer of 2017 Pacific Paddle Games

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2017 marks Croakies’ first year as a sponsor of Pacific Paddle Games

Jackson, Wyo. – July 17, 2017


Croakies, the manufacturer of industry-leading outdoor retention products, is pleased to announce it has signed on as associate sponsor and the exclusive eyewear retainer of the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games (September 30th – October 1st, Dana Point, CA).

Having been focused on saving your shades and promoting life’s everyday adventures for over four decades, 2017 marks Croakies’ first year as a sponsor of the Pacific Paddle Games, demonstrating the brand’s top-down commitment on further supporting the vibrant and ever-growing standup paddle market.

“Over the past 40 years, the West Coast has consistently been a strong region for the Croakies brand,” explains Chris McCullough, Croakies VP Marketing. “With a commitment to better serving the water sports and core standup paddle communities through product innovation and outreach, Pacific Paddle Games reflects an exciting opportunity for reaching a highly-engaged audience, while putting our latest and greatest products on display.”

As part of Croakies’ overall event sponsorship, and in addition to a multi-tiered on-site presence that will serve to further celebrate the brand’s 40th Anniversary, Croakies will provide all event competitors with an exclusive Pacific Paddle Games-branded eyewear retainer. Through its vendor tent, the brand will also feature a wide range of its 2017 product line and 40th Anniversary product collection for sale.

“SUP magazine is beyond excited to partner with Croakies for the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games,” says SUP editor-in-chief Will Taylor. “Keeping your eyewear safe when you go for a spill is a critical component of standup paddling and no one does it better than Croakies!”

Exclusive PPG-branded Croakies products, including belts, eyewear retainers, and dog collars and leashes will also be for sale through the event merchandise tent during the duration of the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games.

To learn more about Croakies’ latest collection of eyewear retainers and outdoor lifestyle accessories, and to stay up to date on upcoming events and promotions in conjunction with the brand’s 40th Anniversary, 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 Pacific Paddle Games

The Pacific Paddle Games are the largest and most anticipated events of the standup paddling year. Founded in 2015, the PPGs have attained record-setting prize purses, participation

numbers and media coverage on the way to redefining how a SUP event can be run. Paddlers of all types from all corners of the globe gather in Southern California each fall to celebrate the sport, participate in top-tier racing and try out equipment from the best manufacturers in the industry. The goal is simple: get as many paddlers on the water in whatever way they enjoy. Join us on September 30-October 1 for the biggest weekend in SUP! Get more info at

Media Contact:

Chris McCullough – Croakies VP of Marketing – – (206