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Mountain Club: Patagonia, Bluegrass Donate to Telluride Mountain Club


October 18, 2013 (Telluride) - This summer the Telluride Mountain Club received two donations from organizations honoring the Club's efforts. 

The 40th annual Bluegrass Festival selected the Telluride Mountain Club as one of four non-profits to support with tips from their beer booth. 

Photo Courtesy of Huffington Post.


Both the local Patagonia store and Planet Bluegrass chose the Telluride Mountain Club, in recent months, as organizations to support. 


Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. They've awarded over $46 million in cash and in-kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities. Telluride's Patagonia store, located on the southwest corner of Fir and Colorado Ave, donated 1% of their 2012/13 winter season profits to the Telluride Mountain Club. 


Planet Bluegrass donated all beer booth tips from this June's Telluride Bluegrass Festival to four nonprofits: San Miguel Bike Alliance, One to One Telluride Mentoring, Leave No Trace and the Telluride Mountain Club. 


This year's Bluegrass celebration, the 40th for the festival, set records for both beer sales and tips. Once the tips were tallied and totaled, they were split four ways for equal distribution to the selected organizations. 


"We're besides ourselves with gratitude for the recognition from both Patagonia and Planet Bluegrass. We look forward to honoring their donations with amped up and targeted efforts throughout this year," said Josh Borof, who sits on the Telluride Mountain Club's board of directors.  


The Telluride Mountain Club's serves as the premiere organization advocating for safe, enjoyable and environmentally responsible opportunities for human-powered recreational activity in the San Juan Mountains. 


Donations from both Patagonia and Planet Bluegrass will be used towards the Club's goals of growing as a sustainable and esteemed non-profit organization; improving the scope of the Regional Trails Initiative to include a wider range of user groups; promoting safety in the backcountry and supporting climbing access, anchor replacements and climbing trail maintenance projects.


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