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Red Wing, MN â€“ September 1, 2009 – In its first year as a sponsor of the Leadville Trail 100, high-performance outdoor footwear manufacturer, Vasque, has shown that more than grit and determination comes from trail runs. To support the Leadville Trail 100 and provided continually aid to the community, Vasque has donated $2,000 to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy, which is the charitable arm of the Leadville Trail 100 that gives funds towards the education of the Leadville youth.
Vasque’s donation to the scholarship program reflects a commitment of giving back to the community through the support of families and children’s future. One goal of the Leadville Trail 100 race series is to boost the Leadville area economy through tourism dollars the events generated. In turn, these events generate revenue that goes back into the community, in part through the scholarship program. The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Scholarship Program provides Leadville students with financial assistance for continuing their education beyond high school. Since the founding of the Legacy Foundation, the organization has already raised over 100k for families in need.
â€œThe Vasque team is inspired by the Leadville community â€“ not just the amazing race itself â€“ but the people of Leadville. We experienced their kindness and hospitality first hand during race week. As sponsors, we want to be part of making this race community vibrant now and in the years to come and a great way to do this is by investing in the Legacy Fund and the deserving students of Leadville.â€
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Leadville Legacy’s Scholarship Program may do so by mailing a check to Leadville Trail 100 Legacy, P.O. Box 487, Leadville, CO 80461.
For over 40 years, Vasque has crafted high-quality, performance-driven footwear for the outdoor market with a line that includes specialized footwear for trail running, crossover, hiking, backpacking, alpine pursuits and kids. With an unyielding commitment to innovation, Vasque focuses on fit and world-class performance as the core pillars in every product they produce. Company product-testing takes place through a team of exceptional athletes who report directly from trails all over the world, resulting in product that withstands the test of time and the hardest conditions and wear. To illustrate the â€œVasque Fitâ€ story, the company has brought on the Master of Fitâ„¢ to narrate, in a series of videos, exactly what it takes to become an award-winning footwear manufacturer.
To view the Master of Fit in action visit: www.youtube.com/user/vasquefootwear
For more information on all Vasque products, go to www.vasque.com