FARMINGTON, Utah, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Outdoor Inc. ("Vista Outdoor") (NYSE: VSTO) announced it donated employee-built bicycles, water bottles and helmets to the National Ability Center during an event held in conjunction with the company's sales conference in Park City, Utah.
The company hosted a "bike build" that gave employees the opportunity to work together to assemble bicycles donated by Advanced Sports International. Forty teams of employees built 70 bikes, which were presented to the National Ability Center, along with CamelBak water bottles, and Bell and Giro bicycle helmets. Vista Outdoor is the parent company of CamelBak, Bell and Giro.
"Giving back to communities where we live and work is a core value for Vista Outdoor and a part of our company culture," said Dave Allen, Senior Vice President of Sales. "We believed the sales conference was a natural time to bring our team together for this worthwhile cause. We're proud to partner with the National Ability Center and to provide equipment that will make a real difference in the lives of people in need."
The National Ability Center is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower individuals by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreational and educational programs. Founded in 1985, the organization has united around a collective vision to inspire individual achievement and create a global impact for people of all abilities.
"We are excited to be working together with Vista Outdoor," said Kevin Stickelman, Chief Operating Officer for the National Ability Center. "These 70 bikes the Vista Outdoor team is helping to build will allow us to continue meeting a growing need for our adaptive cycling programs. Our shared commitment to outdoor recreation makes this a powerful partnership, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have Vista Outdoor employees contribute to our mission."
The donation is part of Vista Outdoor's commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Read more about the company's CSR efforts at vistaoutdoor.com/social-responsibility.
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Farmington, Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the leading community programs in the country that provides sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club. World-class facilities and program excellence have also elevated the National Ability Center to be a premier provider and partner in the delivery of programs providing more than 28,000 experiences each year. For more information, visit www.discovernac.org.
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