Supporting Outdoor Experiences for New England’s Kids

It’s a party! As New Englanders, we at Ibex are over-the-moon happy to welcome Big City Mountaineers to the East Coast. Bienvenue and wilkommen!

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Big City Mountaineers (BCM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sharing outdoor experiences with urban youth. The adventures they facilitate are focused on mentoring, life skills, self-esteem, collaboration, independence, and breathing in fresh air far away from city life. BCM works primarily with kids who are underserved in their communities by helping them to discover their own potential, and to begin developing the skills they’ll need to see that potential to fruition. 

The New England program is the newest expansion for the Boulder, Colorado-based organization, which also has operations in Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, Portland, and the Bay Area. 

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“We are honored to have a number of great sponsors, donors, and volunteers from the region,” said Bryan Martin, executive director of BCM. “As we looked at the landscape for where to expand our operations, New England was a natural fit. There is a great outdoor community in the region, it’s home to many iconic outdoor brands, and there is clearly a need to engage youth in Boston and many of the other urban centers in the region.”

In celebration of the launch, Ibex is throwing at party/soiree/welcome wagon at our Boston store, and YOU are invited to join. To learn more about BCM and the New England program, please come by and learn how you can be one of the people who make the magic happen.

Where: Ibex Boston Store, 303 Newbury Street, Boston

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (EST), stop by any time

More info: Click here to see the party invite and RSVP

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If you’re not in Boston this weekend, there are other ways you can support Big City Mountaineers. They’re always open to like-minded sponsors and annual donors. You can volunteer to be an adult mentor on a BCM expedition. And, you can participate in one of the BCM signature fundraisers, Summit for Someone, where you climb a peak, honor someone you care about and raise money for kids who may not otherwise have access to the same opportunity. 

For more information about the party, head over here. Hope to see you there! 

For more information about Big City Mountaineers, click here.