AMGA Presents 2010 Industry Award to W.L. Gore and Associates
Salt Lake City, UT – W.L. Gore and Associates, maker of GORE-TEX fabric and thousands of other innovative products, is the 2010 recipient of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Industry Award. AMGA Executive Director Betsy Novak will present the award to Yvonne Erickson, Gore Consumer Fabrics Marketing Leader, at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
The Industry Award is presented annually to an outdoor company that has shown outstanding support through scholarships, products, and sponsorships of professional mountain guides. An AMGA Partner for the past 17 years and a Diamond Partner since 2005, Gore is the official sponsor of the AMGA Instructor Pool. Additionally, Gore provides one full-tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA course or exam. This scholarship provides financial support for mountain guides seeking training and certification in the United States.
"I'm excited to present Gore this award," says AMGA Executive Director, Betsy Novak. "Their significant and continued support of the AMGA highlights their commitment to professional mountain guides and climbing instructors in the United States."