$10,000 International Polartec Challenge Expedition Grant Applications Available
10.04.2010 â€“ For almost twenty years, the International PolartecÂ® Challenge Grant has supported expeditions and adventures to every corner of the Earth. Applications for the $10,000 grant are now available for 2011 expeditions.
â€œSince 1991, Polartec has assisted over 100 expeditions around the world,â€ states Global Director of Marketing, Nate Simmons. â€œPolartec builds fabrics to withstand every kind of climate and weâ€™re proud to support adventures that put our products to the test.â€
The PolartecÂ® Challenge Grant seeks to assist frugal, low impact teams who respect the local culture and environment and serve as role models to outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. Applications are evaluated on the basis of vision, commitment, educational and cultural value. PolartecÂ® Challenge Grants have supported winners as they kayaked the waters of Antarctica, skied across Siberia, trekked across deserts and forged first ascents on the worldâ€™s most difficult peaks.
Past recipients of the PolartecÂ® Challenge Grant include outdoor pioneers and adventurers such as Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Steve House, Marko Prezelj, Andrew McLean and John Shipton. In addition to grant money, winners are fully outfitted with PolartecÂ® garments to keep expedition members warm, dry and comfortable wherever their adventures lead them.
The PolartecÂ® Challenge is not the appropriate venue for projects that involve competition or fund raising. To apply for the 2011 International PolartecÂ® Challenge Grant, visit Polartec.com. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2010.
About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer and marketer of PolartecÂ® performance fabrics. PolartecÂ® products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best clothing brands in the world. In addition, PolartecÂ® fabrics are used extensively by all branches of the United States military including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Special Operations Forces. For more information, visit Polartec.com.
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