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SylvanSport Provides Grand Prize for Gear Junkie Treasure Hunt

Today, it’s official: Our ‘Treasure Hunt: Roanoke’ event – this weekend on Sunday, July 11 – will award a SylvanSport GO as the Grand Prize!

SylvanSport is pleased to announce its’ participation in the Gear Junkie’s Treasure Hunt: Roanoke. On July 11, will host a one-day-only treasure hunt in a wilderness park near Roanoke, Virginia! The Gear Junkie’s “Treasure Hunt: Roanoke” event has a goal to give away $40,000+ in outdoor gear to a couple hundred lucky participants. The SylvanSport GO will be offered as the Grand Prize in this weekend’s event.

The SylvanSport GO has made history through its numerous awards and accolades since its introduction in 2007. From “Gear of the Year” to “International Design Excellence” the GO has turned heads and made headlines. This self-described “Mobile Adventure Gear” has created an exciting new category within the outdoor products market and developed a loyal following of outdoor enthusiasts throughout the world.

Since its launch in 2006, has been regarded as a top publication for product reviews, adventure-related content, and news in the outdoors world. Each month, up to 125,000 readers visit for information on the latest in outdoors, health, fitness, adventure travel, and all the gear and equipment associated with those pursuits. Founded by journalist Stephen Regenold, the Gear Junkie brand originated as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. Gear Junkie content is now featured in a network of newspapers, magazines, and web sites to reach millions of readers each week.

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[Note to editors: for an interview with Thomas Dempsey, founder of SylvanSport, please contact
Kyle Mundt @ or phone 828-883-4292, ext. 21.]

SylvanSport, founded in 2004 by veteran Outdoor Industry executive and entrepreneur Thomas Dempsey, designs, manufactures and distributes “Mobile Adventure Gear” from its headquarters in Transylvania County, North Carolina. The company is committed to developing smart, efficient, visionary products that encourage responsible and respectful enjoyment of the outdoors.