Ready for an upgrade? Been thinking about what to do with that older model kayak or canoe in the garage? Now is the time to make the move. Great Outdoor Provision Co. is offering the great benefits of the “Paddle It Forward” program. In this program, everyone wins!
From April 1, 2009 through August 31, 2009, if you donate your used, but seaworthy, hard shell kayak or canoe to a qualified charity, Great Outdoor Provision Co. will give you an immediate 10-percent off the price of a new kayak from Wilderness Systems, Perception, Dagger or Wave Sport (maximum $200 discount). But the savings don’t end there. A manufacturer’s mail-in rebate will garner an additional 10-percent off the net price (maximum $200 discount).
Ultimately, you receive nearly 20-percent off the cost of a new boat; and a worthy charity will benefit from your generous donation. By assisting our local outdoor and environmental organizations, those in our community who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to paddle will experience the joy and fun of being on the water.
“This program engages the whole paddling community in supporting local charities, camps and schools that may otherwise be seeing a dip in donations right now,” said Bittu Ali, Paddlesports Product Manager at Great Outdoor Provision Co. “It offers us a unique opportunity to support the re-use of boats and directly influence the growth of the sport at the local level. We’re very excited for the community-wide charitable potential and we also believe consumers will benefit.”
Great Outdoor Provision Co. recommends the following charities for the donated boats, though any outdoor and environmental organization with a 501(c)(3) certificate is eligible for participation. Great Outdoor Provision Co. is unable to accept donated boats but can assist you in selecting a qualified charity for the program. Great Outdoor Provision Co. has already contacted these local organizations: YMCAs of North Carolina, Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America, among others. It’s time for our community to come together and help each other out. It’s time to paddle it forward!
DONATION DETAILS: Before donating a kayak or canoe, please contact Great Outdoor Provision Co. for complete details. Donated boats can only be dropped off at charities equipped to receive the used boat. The recipient organizations must be contacted prior to donation and reserve the right to refuse any boat. A certificate of donation will be required to receive your discount and subsequent rebate.