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Among the Wild Fundraiser

  • Sep 29, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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Hi All -

Not exactly backpacking - but a great chance to meet others - meet each other - perhaps plan a backpacking trip ?????

This seems like a good cause - and there's tons of raffles for outdoor gear.

Tickets are $25 at the Event (preregistration discount and details below)

(Backpacker Meetup is not organizing, I just thought it was a great event for us to attend)


Attend the Among the Wild Fundraiser for a chance to win an 8-day dog sledding expedition with Outward Bound. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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3:00-7:00 PM

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 Adventure Minnesota Films will announce the four lucky athletes to be featured in the Among the Wild film series at Minnehaha Park.

Join us for live music (a rocking band of MN climbers and a local bluegrass band), a beer garden, over $3000 in gear prizes, a fun orienteering scavenger event sponsored by Wild Adventure Race and more!

Join the Facebook event, click "I'm going" and invite your friends!

If supporting a great cause and a blow-out party right in your backyard doesn't entice you... We are thrilled to announce Outward Bound is donating an 8-day dog sledding expedition in the BWCA, valued at $1425. We will be hosting a special raffle at the fundraiser to find a winner. Tickets for this very unique and amazing prize are $10 for 1 ticket and $20 for 4. You must be present to win!

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, consider a contribution to our Kickstarter campaign before Monday, September 24. We are at $6,490 of our $10,000 goal with only 3 days to go! If we do not meet our goal on time, all pledges given on Kickstarter will return to the donors and we will lose that funding. All funds raised through the event on 9/29 and the Kickstarter will go directly toward shooting and editing the first short film.

Showcasing our state in a way it's never been seen before, the film promises to revitalize our national reputation and inspire our audience to explore Minnesota. Help us profile our finest athletes in our most beautiful locations!

For discounted tickets, register here.

The Among the Wild Fundraiser is sponsored by Outward Bound, The Gear Junkie, Thrive Adventures, Wild Adventure Race and Rocksteady Running Design. Visit The Gear Junkie's blog to view a great write-up on the film project!

Hope to see you there!

Brenda Piekarski
Among the Wild, Director/Producer

EVENT SPONSORS Outward BoundGear JunkieThrive AdventuresWild Adventure RaceRocksteady Design Adventure Minnesota Films Adventure Minnesota Films Adventure Minnesota Films is a group of professional filmmakers, marketing experts and web developers that have banded together as friends to produce an independent film. This project is a labor of love that is fueled by a passion for outdoor adventure and a love for cinematography. We welcome your input and would like the entire adventure community to feel a part of this amazing project. Among the Wild on Kickstarter Our Kickstarter Campaign To help us fund our first short film we have launched a Kickstarter campaign in conjuction with the upcoming Among the Wild Fundraiser. The Kickstarter is for anyone that would like support Among the Wild with a contribution, but can not attend the fundraiser event or would like to give extra. Rewards are offered for all contribution levels starting at $10 and include discounted tickets to the event on September 29th. Friend on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend Dog Sled Expedition

Enter a special raffle to win an
8-day dog sledding expedition in the BWCAfrom Outward Bound!

Tickets for this very special prize will be $10/ticket and $20/4 tickets.

Everyone in attendance will receive a ticket at the gate for our great door prizes, a $500 gift certificate toward international travel through Thrive Adventures and and a hydration pack valued at $130 from The Gear Junkie.

We are thrilled to announce we will also be raffling over $1,000 in gear from The Gear Junkie!

Raffle Tickets:
$1 = 1 ticket
$5 = 6 tickets
$10 = 15 tickets
$20 = 40 tickets

Like the Facebook pageto be entered into a special drawing at the fundraiser for a $500 gift certificate toward international travel from Thrive Adventures. This is the only prize you do not have to be present at the fundraiser to win.

Free entry to the afternoon orienteering scavenger hunt to find hidden gear from Mandatory Gear and The Gear Junkie!

(The scavenger hunt is limited to the first 50 people that register. To run the course and find great gear, register here.)

Visit the silent auction table for a chance to bid on a variety of great products and service offerings donated by local businesses.

Examples of items you'll find include:

  • Men's North Face Jacket
  • Entry Into Adventure Runs
  • Private Group Yoga Lessons
  • Log Rolling Lessons
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Climbing Gym Memberships
  • Empowerment Sessions
  • Organizing Services
  • Diamond Willow Walking Sticks
  • Antique Cross-Country Skis

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  • Ken

    Bummer Scott. It's a good time! I'd say worth the full admission just for the music.

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We do have an "extreme hammock backpacker" on our nominee list, Trevor Rasmussen. Check him out at, click on nominees... He plans on through-hiking the SHT this coming Feb. in snow shoes and a hammock!

    September 25, 2012

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