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Polartec Challenge Grants Available for 2014 Adventures

(Lawrence, Mass.) – Applications for the 2014 Polartec® Challenge, an international grant program encouraging the pursuit of outdoor adventure, are being accepted now. Since 1991, the Polartec has supported hundreds of dreams through the Polartec® Challenge.

“As a premium producer of innovative textile solutions, we think a lot about pushing the limits of performance and offering fabric for every kind of adventure,” says Allon Cohne, Polartec global marketing director. “Through the Polartec Challenge, over the past 22 years, we’ve assisted some of the world’s greatest athletes and explorers.”

The Polartec Challenge seeks to assist low-impact athletes who explore the natural world through human powered activities and inspire others to lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Please click here for more information on the Polartec Challenge.

In addition to grant money, all those recognized in the 2014 Polartec Challenge will be fully outfitted with products made of Polartec® to keep them performing at optimal levels around the globe.

The deadline for application submissions is January 1, 2014.

About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the premium producer of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec have continued to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, visit