Silverton, CO (July 23, 2010) — Venture Snowboards is teaming up with Protect Our Winters to offer a special limited edition snowboard for winter 2010/2011.
To increase awareness of environmental issues and the global warming crisis, last winter Venture partnered with the nonprofit group Protect Our Winters (POW) for a snowboard design contest. The winning design, created by Canadian artist Julie Boake, artfully captured the contest’s themes of winter, the environment, and activism.
This limited edition POW graphic is now available by special order on any of Venture’s solid boards. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to POW to support their work to reverse the global warming crisis by uniting and mobilizing the winter sports community to have a direct and positive impact on climate change.
Working with POW was a natural for Venture’s owners, Klemens and Lisa Branner. Since founding the company in 1999, the husband and wife team have pursued a dual mission: to handcraft superior performance snowboards while minimizing environmental impact. ”As snowboarders and outdoors people, we feel compelled to help protect the wild places that inspire us,” says Lisa. ”It’s always been a defining part of who we are and how we do business.”
“We’re really excited to be partnering with Venture and appreciate their contribution to Protect Our Winters,” says Chris Steinkamp, POW’s Executive Director. ”Venture represents a new breed of snowboard manufacturers who realize that design, production and environmental sustainability can co-exist.”
The limited edition POW boards will be available for special order through August 15, 2010. For more information, visit the Venture Snowboards blog: News from 9,318′ (www.venturesnowboards.blogspot.com).
Venture Snowboards is a grassroots manufacturer that has been handcrafting superior performance snowboards from scratch since 1999. All boards are available solid or split for backcountry touring, and are built in the company’s Silverton, Colorado workshop using sustainably harvested hardwoods and wind power. For more information visit Venture’s website: www.venturesnowboards.com.
Protect Our Winters (POW) is a non-profit environmental organization formed in 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones. To learn more about POW visit them online: www.protectourwinters.org.