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Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology Explorer Daniel Fox Inspires Youth Through W.I.L.D.

Fox sets out to paddle 1,000 miles on the Pacific Coast to raise funds benefiting wilderness immersion camps for under-privileged youth

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 2, 2014) – Wilderness Systems® and Adventure Technology® continue to support adventure, discovery and the next generation of paddlers through Daniel Fox’s new Wilderness Immersion for Leadership and Discoveries (W.I.L.D.) non-profit organization. Working with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), W.I.L.D. will give under-privileged teens the opportunity to attend wilderness immersion camps and develop leadership skills in an outdoor setting.

For W.I.L.D.’s first fund-raising campaign, Fox will kayak 1,000 miles skirting the Pacific Coast from Victoria, British Columbia, to San Francisco, California. Fox will be accepting pledges while he completes the two-and-a-half month journey, with the goal of sponsoring a group of teens to go on a thirty day NOLS Alaskan Sea Kayaking Program in the summer of 2015.

“It’s important to foster the future of exploration, sea kayaking and outdoor recreation through programs like W.I.L.D.,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing manager for Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology. “Fresh off of a San Francisco International Photo exhibition Gold Award, Daniel has done a great job of inspiring others to appreciate nature through his photography, and I’m confident he will do outstanding work inspiring under-privileged youth and giving them an incredible opportunity to connect with the natural world through kayaking.”

To make a pledge to W.I.LD., visit indiegogo.com/projects/w-i-l-d-youth-wilderness-camp. To follow Fox’s Pacific Coast expedition visit his website or Facebook page. 

During the Pacific Coast expedition Fox will be using the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175 PRO® and Zephyr 160 PRO® kayaks and the Adventure Technology Exodus Superlight® paddle.

About Wilderness Systems®

Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of Made in the USA brands, at www.wildernesssystems.com and join the Wildy Community.

About Adventure Technology®:

In 1993, a passionate idea for the first whitewater-specific, ergonomic paddle was born. That idea grew into Adventure Technology (AT), a paddle maker seeking not only to “balance” adventure with technology, but to also push both concepts to the outer limits. AT now delivers premium whitewater, touring and angling paddles known for excellence in ergonomic design, detailed craftsmanship and engineering innovation.  Located in Greenville, S.C. as part of the Confluence Outdoor family of brands, Adventure Technology continues its legacy of dedicated research and development, all in the name of a good adventure. Visit us at www.atpaddles.com.

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