What better way to spring into the warm months of the year than with a celebration of the places where we love to play? Idaho Mountain Touring was awarded Patagonia EnviroBucks from the manufacturer through a special retailer program to be given to local nonprofit organizations at the choosing of IMT. IMT chose to support The Nature Conservancy - Idaho, Idaho Conservation League, and Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and the awards inspired a second, spring edition of our Give Idaho event.
Hosted at the downtown location, The Walton Works and Idaho Mountain Touring brought together community artists, representatives of the selected non-profits, local musician Andrew Coba and Emmy-nominated film narrator, Tim Woodward to sell and share their goods and art and provide educational info. With food provided by Busters Restaurant, wine from Boise Coop, and beer from Payette Brewing the event rounded out into a full-fledged celebration of the Gem State.
Attendees were encouraged to connect with non-profit representatives to learn more about their efforts and in exchange would receive raffle tickets. Tickets could also be purchased for additional chances at fantastic prizes from Suunto, Deuter, Native, Arcteryx, Black Diamond, Horny Toad, Prana, KEEN, Petzl, Adventure Medical Kits, Krieg Cycling, and local writer Steve Stuebner. All dollars received went directly to the non-profits
An incredible example within our community, Idaho Mountain Touring regularly donates to Idaho non-profits and this event was no exception. Chris Haunold, owner of Idaho Mountain Touring, chose to match donations made to the non-profits from the raffle and Patagonia. The event ended up putting over $3,000 into the hands of The Nature Conservancy - Idaho, Idaho Conservation League and Land Trust of the Treasure Valley to help them continue their fantastic efforts.
A great night to show support for our local partners, we were thrilled to be involved and continue to be inspired by the generous actions of our community members.