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SportsOneSource.com–SGB Outdoor – Osprey Premieres Digital Packfinder Tool – March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

Osprey packs premiered its online Packfinder digital tool to consumers, which guides a purchaser through the step-by-step journey of finding the perfect pack for the intended activity. Packfinder follows Osprey’s recent redesign of its mobile-friendly website.

“We wanted our new Packfinder tool to save time and simplify the often complicated search for the perfect pack, regardless of the experience or familiarity with our products,” said Kurt Metternick, Osprey packs web manager.

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SportsOneSource.com–SGB Media – Osprey Premieres Digital Packfinder Tool – March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

Osprey packs premiered its online Packfinder digital tool to consumers, which guides a purchaser through the step-by-step journey of finding the perfect pack for the intended activity. Packfinder follows Osprey’s recent redesign of its mobile-friendly website.

“We wanted our new Packfinder tool to save time and simplify the often complicated search for the perfect pack, regardless of the experience or familiarity with our products,” said Kurt Metternick, Osprey packs web manager.

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SportsOneSource.com – SGB Outdoor – Osprey Packs Named Official Partner of the National Park Foundation – November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015

Osprey Packs has been named an official partner of the National Park Foundation to celebrate the National Park Service during its centennial year.

As an official partner, Osprey has pledged a minimum $25,000 donation through the sale of exclusive packs to aid in the National Park Foundation’s mission to protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation. In addition, Osprey will supply the National Park Foundation with Jet 12 kids daypacks and Moki kids hydration packs for use in their Open OutDoors for Kids program focused on underserved youth and getting kids outdoors.

“Osprey is honored to work in partnership with the National Park Foundation during this centennial year and raise money to protect America’s special places, connect people to parks, and inspire the next generation of park stewards,” said Sam Mix, Manager of Corporate Outreach at Osprey Packs. “We are thrilled to be part of this celebration and hope the ‘Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque’ movement inspires national park enthusiasts and stewards for generations to come.”

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SportsOneSource.com: SGB Outdoor – Osprey Packs Renews Support of Medicines Global Youth Programs – October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015
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Osprey Packs has renewed its support of Medicines Global Outdoor Youth Ambassador (MGOYA) programs that will enhance kids’ participation in the Friends of Joshua Tree’s Climb Smart 2015 event this weekend.

MGOYA programs work in collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Police Department, in providing unique educational enrichment combined with wilderness experience programs for Los Angeles youth.

For the ninth year in a row, Medicines Global will take 15 urban youth from Southern California to learn to climb with world-renowned climbers at Climb Smart 2015. The Outdoor Youth Ambassadors will camp, and rock climb for three days, from October 16-18. They will have a chance to meet with National Park Rangers who will explain the importance of National Parks.

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SGB Outdoor – SportsOneSource.com – Osprey Packs Utah Distribution Center to Open This Month – March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

Osprey Packs Inc. said its new distribution center is set to open in Ogden, Utah later this month. While Osprey company headquarters, which includes sales, customer service, marketing, finance, quality assurance, and other core functions, will remain in Cortez, CO, warehousing and shipping functions will operate out of the new Ogden facility.

“As a Colorado-based brand, we have long felt a kinship with Utah, a neighboring state with strong recreational values and the host of Outdoor Retailer trade show,” said Kenny Ballard, COO of Osprey Packs. “After a thorough study of several potential locations, Ogden rose to the top as our number one choice for Osprey’s new distribution center. We are excited to join this vibrant community and welcome new team members to the Osprey family.”

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SGB Outdoor – Osprey Packs’ Burke Honored with OIWC First Ascent Award – January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015

Osprey Packs is proud to announced that Osprey Retail Marketing Manager Sarah Harper Burke received Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition First Ascent Award for leadership.

The First Ascent Award recognizes a woman in the industry who demonstrates strong potential for leadership and career advancement as well as a commitment to OIWC and the industry as a whole. Harper Burke received the award last week at OIWC Keynote and Awards Presentation at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City.

“This award is very special to me however this award is much bigger than just me,” said Harper Burke. “It is about the future health of our industry. It is about celebrating women in the workplace. Most of all, this award is about change and building a better, stronger business practice for all of us.”

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Outdoor Business Update – Osprey Packs Donated to Storm Victims and Clean-Up Workers – November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

Osprey Packs, Inc. donated assorted technical backpacks worth $4,300 to the Humanitarian International Services Group to help with its clean up efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

HISG is a New York state non-profit that specializes in funneling private sector resources to for-profit and non-for-profit organizations involved in crisis response and developmental initiatives. The donated packs will be filled with supplies by HISG and delivered to displaced survivors, many of whom have lost their homes and personal belongings. The Osprey backpacks will also be used by “muckers” to carry equipment during the clean-up and rebuilding process.

“These packs from Osprey are exactly what assessments teams in the disaster zone have been requesting. They will meet an acute need in HISG’s response to Superstorm Sandy,” says HISG Director of International Disaster Response, David Bopp. “Osprey Packs has demonstrated once again how much we can accomplish when we work together to respond. Thanks to their leadership team for recognizing how they could fill a need and for making it happen so quickly.”

“Superstorm Sandy was an environmental catastrophe that displaced thousands and Osprey is proud to be able to provide this donation to aid on-the-ground clean-up efforts,” says Sam Mix, outdoor marketing manager at Osprey. “We wish a safe and speedy recovery to all those affected and it is our hope that this donation of packs will contribute to the very big efforts of the HISG in some small way.”

With so much assistance still needed, Osprey encourages Outdoor Industry partners to provide help where they can. For more information on how to assist in the effort, contact HISG’s David Bopp at dbopp@hisg.org or (303) 807-0852.

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Osprey Hires Bike Sales Manager

May 3, 2010

Osprey Packs appointed Patrick Piller as bike sales manager, a new position. Previously, Piller has served in several leadership positions in the industry, including sales manager for Tifosi Optics, brand manager for Light & Motion Bike Lighting Systems, brand manager for Easton Bicycle Components & Vredestein Tyres, and customer service and inside sales manager at Veltec Sports.

He will responsible for increasing Osprey’s presence in the Independent Bicycle Dealer market, managing the company’s September Interbike debut, and leading the early 2011 U.S. bike channel business launch.
“As we look to expand into the bike category, we knew we needed someone with both in-depth IBD experience and a passion for bikes to lead us, and Patrick was the perfect choice,” said Gareth Martins, director of marketing for Osprey Packs.

He has also raced, served as a mountain bike world cup team mechanic, and endured three years (including winters!) as a bike messenger in Minnesota.

Piller will be based out of Osprey’s U.S. headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, beginning Monday, May 10.

“I am really excited to be joining a company with the history of innovation and quality that Osprey has,” said Piller. “I am honored that I have the opportunity to work with the super talented and hard working people at Osprey to grow both the brand and their new Hydraulics line in the bike channel.”

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