The North Face Celebrates the Holidays with Gear For a Year Sweepstakes and Winter Coat Drives Consumers Can Enter for Chance to Win $5,000 in Gear & Donate Old Coats to Charity

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced the Gear For a Year Sweepstakes in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

The North Face Gear For a Year Sweepstakes will allow 10 lucky winners to equip themselves for year-round exploration with $5,000-worth of gear and apparel. Those who love the outdoors regardless of weather or season can enter for a chance to build their dream collection of jackets, insulated layers, sleeping bags, backpacks, tents, shorts, hats, gloves, footwear and socks.

Between now and December 24th, consumers can enter The North Face Gear For a Year Sweepstakes by filling out an entry form at any The North Face retail store or online at http://contests.thenorthface.com/gear4ayear/index.php. Winners will be selected in a random drawing in February 2010 and will receive $5,000 in The North Face gift cards, redeemable at all The North Face retail stores and on www.thenorthface.com.

In the tradition of giving back, The North Face will also be holding winter coat drives at all of its retail locations. Having a warm, weatherproof layer can make the difference between just watching the snow fall or romping, stomping and playing in it.

Coats brought into The North Face stores between November 20th and 22nd will be donated to the Sierra Club's Building Bridges to the Outdoors project, a program designed to give every child in America an outdoor experience. To thank consumers who donate, The North Face will provide a $20 gift card upon purchase of $150 or more at the same store on the same trip.

For more information about the Gear For a Year Sweepstakes or the winter coat drives, please visit www.thenorthface.com.

About The North Face®

The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains.

Contact: Pamela Bennett, Communications Manager for The North Face, +1-510-618-3654, pamela_bennett@vfc.com

SOURCE The North Face



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