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Black Diamond Hosts 14th Annual
Utah Avalanche Center Fundraiser

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. Press Release - 9/06/2007

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Federal funding cuts forced the Center to run primarily on non-federal money and on a season-by-season basis

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SALT LAKE CITY, Ut. - Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., a global leader in the climbing and freeride ski markets, Uinta Brewing Company and the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center invite you to an evening of music, dancing and Mexican food to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center. The festivities will begin at 6 PM Thursday, September 20, 2007, with food by Rico, and music by Red Top Wolverine Show.

“The UAC Fundraiser is an annual get together for the Wasatch backcountry community,” explains Colleen Nipkow, Friends of the UAC Treasurer and Marketing Operations Director at Black Diamond. “It brings the winter backcountry community together in a friendly, positive atmosphere and benefits a great cause.”

A benefit for the UAC, the annual fundraiser is an important initiative, explains Bruce Tremper, Director of the UAC. “This event is an integral source of funding for the UAC and a successful model that has been adopted by other regional avalanche centers and Friends groups. The fundraiser has contributed significant dollars to the Friends of the Avalanche Center, which in turn funds forecasting and educational programs for local backcountry users and avalanche awareness programs.”

The UAC provides daily avalanche advisories for Utah. Federal funding cuts forced the Center to run primarily on non-federal money and on a season-by-season basis. Despite challenges, the Center has been able to operate for the past thirteen years due to the exceptional community response by backcountry users and local and national businesses.

Tickets are $30 per person if purchased by September 15th ($35 at the door). All advanced purchased ticket holders will be entered in the raffle. Buying tickets in advance enters participants into the raffle. Advance tickets are available at the Black Diamond Retail Store (2092 East 3900 South). All proceeds will be donated to the Utah Avalanche Center. For additional information, contact Colleen Nipkow at Black Diamond Equipment at 801-365-5522.

About Black Diamond Equipment Ltd.

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. is an employee-owned manufacturer of equipment for rock climbing, alpinism and freeride skiing. By consistently building innovative products and actively preserving the mountain environment, Black Diamond has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community.

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