Athletic Brewing Opens Submissions For 2022 Two for the Trails Program on Earth Day
Stratford, CT and San Diego, CA (April 12, 2022) -- Athletic Brewing, the leading non-alcoholic craft brewer in the U.S., honors upcoming Earth Day by announcing the opening period for submissions into its outdoors-focused give back program, Two for the Trails, on April 22. As the largest donation program of its kind in the outdoors space, Athletic Brewing is pledging $1MM to grantee winners of Two for the Trails in 2022. Applicable organizations must be focused on trail and park cleanups and maintenance, as the program is designed to help cover funding gaps on projects that will provide a transformative impact on local and national communities.
Core to Athletic’s mission is positively impacting the health, happiness, and fitness of their community, so not only is 2% of Athletic Brewing's sales dollars are allocated to support active and healthy lifestyles in the outdoors, but a further 1% is allocated to impact programs near and dear to Athletic’s heart, taking total donations to an unprecedented 3% of sales. Named for the percentage allocation, and for Athletic Brewing founder Bill Shufelt’s family tradition of taking two beers to toast post-trail adventures, Two for the Trails is at the core of the brand.
In 2021, 66 organizations of all sizes, from localized community groups up to major national corporations, were chosen as grantees. Each received various amounts of funding, totaling an impressive $1,000,000 - which will be matched for the 2022 program - and stands alone as one of the most impactful and highest value donation programs in the outdoors space.
In 2021 entities such as Mountain Bike the Tetons and Florida State Parks Foundation Inc. benefited from the Two for the Trails grant program. Mountain Bike the Tetons was allocated $65,000 to revive and improve the overall design, aesthetics, maintenance plan, and infrastructure of the Victor Bike Park, the only free, purpose built park to promote progression of bike skills in a secure environment within the Teton region.
The Florida State Parks Foundation Inc. received over $15,000 and earmarked the funds for the services of an experienced interpretation consultant to help with content development to ensure that the history and legacy namesakes of the Dr. Von D. Mizell - Eula Johnson State Park is preserved for the education of all visitors. Dr. Von D. Mizell and Eula Mae Gandy Johnson were integral to the establishment of the first NAACP chapter in South Florida and both made momentous strides for Black people in medicine, education, politics, law enforcement, housing, and parks and recreation
“We see an incredible array of worthy outdoor immersion programs that are doing great work with very limited resources, and are generally underfunded, ” said Cara Wilson, Manager of B-Corp and Two For The Trails. “With impact-driven causes at the core of our brand, it’s our responsibility, and our privilege, to work with and support those organizations who protect the spaces that we recreate in, and we’re honored to offer a program such as Two for the Trails that does just that. It’s even more special to announce the 2022 program on Earth Day, driving home the importance of corporate responsibility in both product and impact programs.”
Applicants of all sizes across the United States can apply to the Two for the Trails program from April 22 and applications close on National Trails Day, June 4. Grantee winners will be announced on July 13, 2022. For more information on Two for the Trails, please visit https://athleticbrewing.com/pages/two-for-the-trails
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Named as TIME’s “100 Most Influential Companies of 2022” as well as Fast Company Magazine’s “Brands That Matter” in 2021, Athletic Brewing Company is reimagining beer for the modern, active adult. Their great-tasting craft brews provide a refreshing taste of craft beer, without the alcohol or the hangover. With custom breweries on the east and west coasts, their lineup has earned accolades throughout the industry, even against full-strength beers, including the 2021 US Open Beer Awards Gold medal for Run Wild. Additionally, Athletic Brewing’s “Two for the Trails” initiative donates 2% of all sales to trail and park cleanups and maintenance. Plus, as a part of their IMPACT Program, 1% of revenue goes to non-profit organizations that support positive impact and opportunity from the ground up in their communities. Athletic Brewing’s full portfolio of flagships, seasonal, and specialty beers is available for purchase on its website, www.athleticbrewing.com, as well as the company’s subscription offering – The Athletic Club.