Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NTKO Sponsors

The NTKO project has received generous donations from community businesses, families, and organizations:

Outdoor Nation - funded North Texas Kids Outside with a $2,500 grant and asked me to serve on the Leadership Council for 2013

Texas Outdoor Family – Allowed NTKO to partner with their program to take families camping. Reduced the fee for each family from $65 to $25 (for a total of 14 families)

The Morgan Family of Dallas, TX - Donated 5 boy scout tents to our project. They are Eureka 4-person tents and are in great shape!

The North Face - sponsored me to be an iReporter and attend the 2012 Outdoor Nation Summit in Austin, TX. I received $250 worth of The North Face gear, clothing and an iPad2

Merrell - Sponsored me to be a Merrell Delegate at the 2012 Outdoor Nation Summit in Denver, CO. I received $250 of clothing and shoes & a voucher for an additional pair of free shoes

Logic Designs & North Texas Graphics - Donated time, material, and equipment to design the North Texas Kids Outside Logo and t-shirts

Sonic - Allowed us to keep 100% of the profits from selling Community Cards for $5 each (with each card containing a value of $25 in coupons) 

REI Plano - Mr. Charles Blaum has donated 100 water bottles, 100 nature journals, and over 50 coupons

City of Dallas Storm Water Management – Ms. Sonya Batts donated 20 reusable, hand-crank flashlights and educational materials

Buffalo Wild Wings (Denton, TX) – Allowed us to have a fundraiser at their location and we were able to keep 10% of the pre-taxed food sales from patrons who used a special coupon for our project, North Texas Kids Outside. We made $32.35.

Whole Earth Provision Company – Donated: 90 store gift certificates ($10 each) for participants in our project; 90 gift certificates for Texas Parks and Wildlife ($5 each); 90 carabiners; 90 Leave No Trace luggage tags; 100 wooden airplane toys (Est. value: $1350+)

Our logo was inspired by Cassie Cox, the Outdoor Education Specialist at Texas Outdoor Family. Thank you, Cassie! The helpful staff at Logic Designs and North Texas Graphics have generously donated their time and supplies to turn Cassie's creation into digital logos for our project! Thank you Logic Designs & North Texas Graphics!

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