Seattle’s Optimism Brewing is teaming up with Outdoor Project to throw a party this Saturday, July 29th. The free, family friendly event features live music, craft beer, food, outdoor gear demos, and games. Proceeds benefit SheJumps, an organization that encourages women and girls to participate in outdoor activities. Here’s the press release with more info.
Outdoor Project and Optimism Brewery to Host First Annual Block Party for the Seattle, WA Outdoor Community on Saturday, July 29, 2017
— Free, family-friendly event —
— Party for a cause, pint proceeds will be donated to SheJumps — — Live music, gear demos, great beer–
PORTLAND, OREGON (July 19, 2017) – Outdoor Project and Optimism Brewery have teamed up for the First Annual Block Party, a free event open to the public hosted at Optimism Brewery on Saturday, July 29, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of live music, craft beer, food, outdoor gear demos, and games in celebration of summer and the local outdoor community. Proceeds from beer sales and the sale of special custom pints will be donated to the event’s charity partner, She Jumps.
Outdoor Project, an online community for outdoor enthusiasts, and Optimism Brewery will host sponsors Arc’teryx, Expedition Old Growth, Explore Hood Canal, 1% for the Planet, MSR, The Nature Conservancy, Deviation, BLACKRAPID, Roam Oatmeal, Alpine Hut, Washington State Parks, and SheJumps.
“The Block Party was created to bring together our friends and community to celebrate summer, our love of the outdoors, good beer, and good company, “ stated Outdoor Project Events Manager Morgan Tashea. “Not only will the event be a fun afternoon, but it’s a great opportunity to ‘drink for a cause’ as proceeds from custom pints will be donated to SheJumps.”
Clair Smallwood, Executive Director of SheJumps, says “We’re honored by the continued support and love in the Pacific Northwest for SheJumps. stand by as we continue to ramp up our mission to get more women and girls outside everywhere!”
Owner of Optimism Brewing, Gay Gilmore stated, “We are excited to partner with Outdoor Project on the Block Party series. Not only are we excited to build our community here at Optimism, but we love supporting local nonprofit. SheJumps is out there day in and day out pushing to make a difference in the lives of girls and women and they are the true optimists and we are excited to support them.”
The Block Party will be hosted on Saturday, July 29 at 1158 Broadway in Seattle. The event is free and open to all ages. Live music will start with Alex Breyfogle at 4 p.m. and continues throughout the evening with Jackalope Saints and headliner Crow and the Canyon. More information can be found at https://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/outdoor-projects-seattle-block-party-2017 or on the Facebook event page.
About Outdoor Project
Outdoor Project’s goal is to create the most comprehensive online resource and the largest community for outdoor adventure and travel, with a plan to revolutionize the way that people find, search for and share their outdoor experience. The website provides photos, maps, and guides for all types of human-powered outdoor activities. The content aims to inspire users to explore new places, head a little bit further down their favorite trails, and get outside more often to find adventure. Outdoor Project starts with exceptional photography and adventure videos, custom maps, and guides. A community of members completes the picture. Outdoor Project can be found at www.optimismbrewing.com.
About Optimism Brewery
Optimism is a brewery founded by a husband and wife who live on Capitol Hill. The interest in brewing began as a homebrewer 25 years ago, just out of college and he dreamed of building his own brewery. The company was formed in 2013 and the hunt for the perfect location began. It took more than a year to get a location and nearly 2 more years for the construction, but the brewery finally open its doors on December 5, 2015. Optimism is a brewery with a tasting room, not a brewpub, solely focused on making beer. Learn more at www.optimismbrewing.com.
SheJump’s mission is to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. They accomplish this by offering Outdoor Education programs, creating high-visibility “Get the Girls out!” events, Youth Initiatives (Wild Skills) and through grassroots recreational gatherings. The SheJumps community consists of women and girls of all backgrounds and ages who help one another reach their highest potential through outdoor adventures and education. Learn more at www.SheJumps.org.
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