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Osprey Packs Raises Support for Local Environmental Nonprofit

Osprey Packs, Inc. raised $1400 for Sheep Mountain Alliance through their Fall Local’s Sale, which was held in Cortez on November 5, 2010.

Cortez, CO – December 17, 2010 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has raised $1400 for Sheep Mountain Alliance through their Fall Local’s Sale, which was held in Cortez on November 5, 2010.

The Osprey Local’s Sale, held biannually, is a reflection of Osprey’s appreciation for and dedication to the Southwest Colorado regional community. Each year, Osprey donates five percent of all proceeds from the two sales events to select, local nonprofit organizations.

This fall, Osprey selected Sheep Mountain Alliance, a grassroots citizen organization dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment in the Telluride Region and Southwest Colorado, to receive the donation. Working with individuals, groups, local landowners and public land managers, Sheep Mountain Alliance provides education for and protection of regional ecosystems, wildlife habitats and watersheds.

“As a company that works, plays and gets its inspiration from Southwest Colorado, we are deeply indebted to Sheep Mountain Alliance for all of their outstanding work in preserving our local ecology and way of life,” said Sam Mix, Outdoor Marketing Manager “We’re glad to help support this vital local organization.”

Through their Spring Local’s Sale, held in May, Osprey donated $1400 to For the Pets’ Sake Humane Society for their work in improving the lives of companion animals in Montezuma and Dolores counties, Colorado. Combined, the two 2010 Osprey Local’s Sales raised $2800 for local area non-profits.

About Osprey
Independent since 1974 and anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high quality gear carrying equipment. The collection includes packs and bags designed to help customers enjoy their pursuits in the outdoor, bike and travel realms.

Located in Cortez, Colorado at the corner of the rugged San Juan Mountains and on the edge of vast sandstone canyon country, this landscape provides a constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for Osprey products. The company also maintains a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with their suppliers. Completing the circle, Osprey runs a design office in Mill Valley, CA, a hub of design talent and the birthplace of mountain biking. Every Osprey reflects the company’s commitment to protect the wild places customers explore while using Osprey products.

To celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2009, Osprey launched the All Mighty Guarantee, an enhancement of a lifetime warranty that was already one of the most robust in the industry. For more information, visit


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