Friday, November 4, 2011
Outdoor Companies Unite for Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay
In an effort to raise money for solutions to urgent outdoor recreation issues, more than 50 companies have donated at least 150 products to the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! for its Fourth Annual Charity Auction on eBay, November 1-11.
Big ticket items this year include a Grizzly 550 ATV from Yamaha and a Gator XUV 625i utility vehicle from John Deere.
One hundred percent of the money raised will go to help keep trails and recreation sites healthy and open to the public. The auction also includes plenty of 4x4 accessories, power sports equipment and outdoor gear. Bids will start at 40 to 60 percent off of retail prices.
"We've just developed some remarkable new campaigns, tools and programs to help protect outdoor recreation access, and we hope to implement these initiatives fully in 2012," said Tread Lightly!'s executive director Lori McCullough. "Money raised from this auction is key to helping us save access and curtail closures."
A few of the auction items include:
Yamaha Grizzly 550 Fl 4X4 ATV
Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs. Tread Lightly!'s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly! offers unique programs and services to help remedy current recreation issues.
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