Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a leading provider of outdoor and backcountry experiences for youth for over 30 years, is pleased to announce that the organization has partnered with MYSTERY RANCH and Outside Interactive Inc. to launch an inaugural campaign. Find Your Good fundraiser, with a matching donations campaign in September.
The campaign will run from September 12-22, culminating in the Backpacker Get Out more finale at Neptune Mountaineering on September 22, 2022, Equipment and Skills Clinic, and Pint Night Celebration (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm) Benefiting Backcountry Squatters (CU Boulder Chapter) and Big City Mountaineers.
2022 marks the launch of Outside Interactive Inc.’s Find Your Good campaign. The Find Your Good platform was created to connect people who love spending time outdoors with like-minded nonprofits that are anchored in outdoors. Find Your Good supports nonprofit organizations in seven categories: hiking and camping, biking, running, climbing, winter sports, healthy living, and sustainability.
“The Find Your Good initiative is an incredible tool to help connect people with nonprofit organizations that have similar principles and values, rooted in the great outdoors,” said David Taus, executive director of the Big City Mountaineers. “Outside Interactive Inc’s dedication to supporting Big City Mountaineers and other organizations with similar values truly catalyzes BCM’s goal of breaking down barriers to accessing the outdoors for youth in disinvested communities.”
“I am so excited to have the Big City Mountaineers as a member of our first Find Your Good cohort,” says Kristin Hostetter, director of sustainability and community partnerships for Outside Interactive Inc. “The work that BCM does is so important and impactful, it doesn’t not only for the children they serve, but also for the outdoor community at large. We are honored to support them and share their amazing work with our audience.”
To further strengthen the 2022 Find Your Good campaign, BCM has also partnered with MYSTERY RANCH, manufacturers of premium cargo equipment. MYSTERY RANCH has committed to matching every dollar donated to BCM on the Find Your Good platform up to $5,000 from September 12-22.
“MYSTERY RANCH makes fantastic backpacks. I love its mission to minimize the burden on the wearer to enjoy the great outdoors; it really is an apt metaphor for the work that BCM does,” said Taus. “We are delighted to have MYSTERY RANCH as a partner and look forward to working with them through the Find Your Good campaign.”
“The work that BCM has done over the years has been incredible,” said Michelle Fleming, product marketing manager for MYSTERY RANCH. “It aligns strongly with MYSTERY RANCH’s belief that the outdoors is a transformative place. It is very important to provide access to the outdoors for young people who lack equal access to nature. The support BCM receives from companies like Outside Interactive Inc. and MYSTERY RANCH is critical to its programming and we are extremely honored to be a part of Find your Good and this meaningful collaboration.”
To support BCM and double its impact through this generous matching campaign, please make your tax-deductible donation here: https://www.pledgereg.com/big-city-mountaineers
To learn more about the Big City Mountaineers and the work they do to make the outdoors more
accessible to youth, visit the following website: www.bigcitymountaineers.org
About Big City Mountaineers – BCM
About Big City Mountaineers: The mission of Big City Mountaineers is to instill critical life skills in underserved youth through transformative mentoring experiences in the wild. We believe that a meaningful outdoor experience has the power to change a life. On our expeditions, we combine the inspiring power of the outdoors with the support of caring adult mentors and professional wilderness educators to provide a safe and supportive environment for young people to develop teamwork, a greater sense of self, understanding of their place in the world, a passion for lifelong learning, and a commitment to environmental stewardship.