A huge thank you to all of our corporate and foundation supporters. The following donated to Paradox Sports in 2017.The North Face®
In 2014 and 2015 Paradox Sports, we were the proud recipients of the North Face Explorer Grant to focus on educating youth in the outdoors. In 2017, The North Face® committed to a 3 year sponsorship of the Adaptive Climbing Initiative to make climbing gyms across the country accessible to all. The brand has grown from a single storefront to a respected global brand that generates over a billion dollars in annual sales in just over 40 years. Yet the fundamental mission remains unchanged: building the best gear for the outdoors, supporting the preservation of wild places, and inspiring a global movement of outdoor exploration.
Lucky’s Market is a natural food store unlike any other. Started by two chefs from Boulder, Colorado in 2003, who believed natural and organic food shouldn’t be a luxury. The supermarket chain has become a beloved institution throughout the South and the Midwest, where it has 17 locations across 11 states, another seven slated to open this year and plans for many more to come. And the Lucky’s Community Project is an ongoing endeavor to create lasting change in the communities they serve. Paradox Sports was chosen as a “Bags for Change” recipient for Jan – May 2017 at the South Boulder location – bring your resusable bag and pass along your bag credit to Paradox!
Sterling Rope Company designs and produces the world’s finest ropes, hardware, and gear that enables climbers to confront challenging conditions. After 25 years of being in business, Sterling continues to grow and diversify their product. If you are a climber, alpinist, arborist, firefighter, rope access technician, or tower maintenance worker, Sterling is and has been a go-to partner for world-class gear and real-world expertise. Thank you so much for hooking us up with new gear and providing funding for our 2017 programs! We are proud to be working closely with such a reliable company that’s committed to our mission.
At Outdoor Research, we think that life gets better the minute we step out the door on a new adventure, no matter how big or small. We learn about ourselves, each other and the environment every time we get out. We come home a little wiser and stronger. We see the world more clearly, and that compels us to treat it better. More than anything, we’re convinced that if we inspire more people to get outside, the world will be a better place.
Eldorado Climbing Walls, based in Boulder, CO, has been a long time supporter of Paradox Sports. Eldo folks truly believe that climbing, whether indoors or outside, is good for the mind, body, and soul. We have all witnessed the benefits of climbing firsthand and want to provide the chance for as many people as possible to experience the transformational nature of climbing. We work every day to provide opportunities for others – so adaptive climbing is an obvious organization to support.
Petzl is a manufacturer of climbing gear, caving gear, work-at-height equipment, and headlamps based in Crolles, France.Marmot
Marmot crafts professional quality outdoor gear, born from working mountain guides and instructors inspired by the alpinist spirit of adventure to search and achieve in a harsh world, our products are simple, appropriate, dependable and damn good looking. They work, and work hard. Count on it. We are proud to partner with Marmot for our Paradox Ice – Ouray event in 2016.
In 2015, the Ironman Foundation awarded Paradox Sports a $10,000 community grant to serve 40 Veterans, civilians, and youth with disabilities to take part in life-changing, perception-shattering adaptive adventures in the outdoors.
Polartec is committed to solving problems at their source and constantly developing innovative design solutions through advanced fabric technologies.
In 2015 we received a $25,000 grant from the Craig H Neilsen Foundation to further our efforts in improving the lives of people living with spinal cord injuries. In fact their mission is quite similar to ours: Craig H Neilsen Foundation is dedicated to research and programs to improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury.
Osprey Packs: Our mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects our love of adventure and our devotion to the outdoors. We succeed when we meet the demanding expectation of our most discerning customers and they are proud to use our packs. (Sponsored October Speaker Series)
Evolv is a US-based performance climbing and outdoor footwear company dedicated to creating high friction technical rock shoes as well as performance casual footwear. Born in 2003, out of a dream to create the best rock climbing shoes in the US, the first Kaos and Bandit models were handcrafted and built in a 500 square foot garage by the two owners. A decade later, Evolv is now one of the top rock climbing shoe companies in the world and is trusted by many professional athletes, and weekend warriors alike, to reach their full potential.