San Diego, CA, June 04, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Outdoor Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality outdoor programs for at-risk youth, has partnered with ZOIC for the past two years and transformed an ordinary day for some of the underprivileged youth of Outdoor Outreach into a fun-filled day of mountain bikes, dirt, and games.
This year the 3rd annual Outdoor Outreach and ZOIC youth ride will partner with the National Trails Day event on Saturday, June 6th at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Reserve. The Outdoor Outreach/ZOIC ride will commence at 11:30 a.m. after a full morning of trail maintenance. The service project will begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by free lunch, pony rides, music, and a sponsored giveaway from 10-2 p.m. ZOIC and other event sponsors will be raffling off several prizes, 100% of the proceeds going to Outdoor Outreach. To pre-purchase your raffle tickets before the event or for more information, visit www.zoic.com/ntd.
“By having ZOIC put their energy and resources into this event, it allows Outdoor Outreach a venue to create local community awareness for the youth we serve as well as an opportunity to raise donations. All donations will allow us to grow capacity throughout our organization and help us continue to transform the lives of at-risk youth through comprehensive outdoor programming," said Chris Rutgers, executive director of Outdoor Outreach.
Ashley Bridges of ZOIC stated, “We love being outside, experiencing the moment, and connecting with our pursuits; helping people achieve their outdoor goals motivates us. When we can be a part of a child’s first biking experience and to help them to succeed and grow a life long love of being on the bike, it’s a pretty cool experience.”
“This is an amazing opportunity for our organization to build awareness in the community for the youth we serve. Each year our youth look forward to this fun-filled day and we couldn’t do it without the support of ZOIC,” Rutgers said.