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The Outside Foundation Scores $5,000 Grant

Local outdoor sports company, Outside Hilton Head recently received a $5,000 grant from Columbia Sportswear and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance’s Belay Program. The funds are earmarked for the Outside Foundation’s Kids in Kayaks program, which provides every middle school student in Beaufort County with an opportunity to go kayaking and learn about the local ecosystem.

Columbia and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (Grassroots) are recognize 20 dynamic local projects designed to get kids outside and conserve wilderness areas through the Columbia/Grassroots Belay Program. Columbia will provide a total of $100,000 in cash and products to 20 recipients to ensure that each of these projects impacts the lives of children and their local wilderness areas. Follow this link for a full press release on 2015 Belay Program Recipients:

The Outside Foundation is a local non-profit dedicated to getting kids outside and protecting our local environment. The guiding values and principles of The Outside Foundation are to provide outdoor experiences that will have a positive impact on people by creating awareness, expanding knowledge and developing a responsible understanding of nature and the environment. Ongoing projects of the Foundation include trash clean-ups by kayak, donation programs and the Kids in Kayaks program, which aims to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking.

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