Outdoor Retailer Announces Finalists for 11th Annual Inspiration Awards

Roy Tuscany (Founder & CEO) chosen as a Finalists for 11th Annual Inspiration Awards

Presented by Outdoor Retailer


2021 recipients will be unveiled during a watch party and online ceremony on the second night of Outdoor Retailer Summer; Singer-songwriter Alt Bloom to perform live at the watch party

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – (July 16, 2021) – Finalists for the 11th annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards were unveiled today, recognizing champions and changemakers in the outdoor community. The judging panel determined finalists in five categories for their efforts to support and encourage outdoor recreation. This year’s recipients will be announced during an online ceremony and watch party on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in conjunction with Outdoor Retailer Summer in Denver.

“The outdoor community provides never-ending inspiration, and that’s evident in this year’s finalists. They are actively working to make the outdoors more accessible and to preserve the natural spaces where we recreate,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer senior vice president and show director. “With a record number of nominations, the judges faced a difficult task and finalists moved forward by fractional differences. We’re looking forward to the awards ceremony and watch party, and we’re excited to celebrate everyone making an impact on how we all experience the outdoors.”

The 2021 finalists across five categories – individual, emerging leader, manufacturer, retailer, and nonprofit organization – are:

Individual: Alison Hill, Tyrhee Moore, Roy Tuscany

Emerging Leader: Monserrat Alvarez Matehuala, Kay Rodriguez, Bonie Shupe

Manufacturer: Cotopaxi, Hydro Flask, Outdoor Research

Retailer: Neptune Mountaineering, Slim Pickins Outfitters

Nonprofit: Access Fund, Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, Conservation Lands Foundation, Team Onyx, YMCA BOLD & GOLD

The 2021 recipients will be determined by the 11-member judging panel and announced during an online ceremony held on the second night of Outdoor Retailer Summer in Denver. An outdoor screening and watch party will take place adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center or viewers can tune in live via the Outdoor Retailer YouTube channel on Wednesday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. MT.

Singer-songwriter Alt Bloom will perform live at the awards ceremony watch party in Denver. Hailing from Montana and now based in Los Angeles, he has a deep affinity to the outdoors and recently released the single “I Believe” in collaboration with National Geographic and their Planet Possible initiative.

Outdoor Retailer returns in person this August 10-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, providing an opportunity for the industry to reunite and the space to reignite relationships. Alongside events and educational opportunities, the show continues to be a place to network, discover new brands and products, and build relationships. Registration is open.

Brands interested in exhibiting, sponsorships, or learning more about Outdoor Retailer Summer can contact an Outdoor Retailer Account Executive today.


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Outdoor Retailer Media Contact

Lisa Ramsperger