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Tukwila, WA â€“ For those who remember the days when OR was in Reno, you may recall the Outdoor Retailer Bowl-A-Rama, held in the basement of the Reno Hilton, as being one of the more memorable industry bashes.
After many years, Steve Bendzak, with ExOfficio and Tony Manzella of Manzella Gloves, two of the originating creators of the famed event, have decided to bring the Bowl-A-Rama back to Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City to help raise funds for the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition.
ExOfficio and Manzella have secured the AMF Ritz Classic Bowling Lanes www.amf.com for Thursday, January 24th, from 8pm to midnight. A $10 fee will cover shoe and lane rental, plus the first few hundred guests will receive a free ExOfficio bowling shirt and additional giveaways. Product packages from all event sponsors will be raffled off throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit OIWC.
Invitations to the Bowl-A-Rama can be picked up at OIWC, Manzella, Karhu, Tubbs and ExOfficio Outdoor Retailer booths on Thursday, the second day of the show.
â€œThe Bowl-A-Rama is an opportunity to enjoy a show evening with friends, raise some funds for a great cause, and take a breather from the brew spillin’ and crowded parties throughout other eveningsâ€ said Bendzak.
â€œWe are looking forward to bringing this bowling party back â€“ sharing stories and laughs with the outdoor industry folks,â€ said Manzella. â€œWe are also ready to show our friends at ExOfficio who really knows how to bowl.â€
The OIWC vision is to provide power, influence, and opportunity for women in outdoor-related businesses and to generate champions to inspire other women. OIWC and ExOfficio recently partnered on a networking event for women in the travel industry during the Adventure Travel World Summit. Visit OIWC online at www.oiwc.org or at Booth #60070 during Outdoor Retailer.
ExOfficio has been creating the ultimate apparel for worldly exploration since 1987. Built on the success of the ultimate fly-fishing shirt, the company has evolved into a leading travel apparel brand known for innovative technical features and performance benefits that enhance the travel experience. ExOfficio is sold internationally in specialty outdoor, fly-fishing, travel and luggage stores. Products are also available in ExOfficio retail stores and online. ExOfficio supports numerous social and environmental organizations including World Concern, Medical Teams International and the America Wildlife Foundation, among others. For more information visit www.exofficio.com.
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