Unlimbited founder Kimberley Barreda Wins 2018 Outdoor Inspiration AwardUnlimbited.com founder and DT Magazine Editor Kimberley Barreda was presented with the prestigious 2018 Outdoor Inspiration Award at Outdoor Retailer in Denver, CO on January 25, 2018.
The honor was bestowed upon Kimberley, who was chosen from a distinguished field of notable nominees that included ski industry icon Klaus Obermeyer (Obermeyer.com), Christy Pelland (SheJumps.org), and John Sterling, Director of the Conservation Alliance (conservationalliance.com).
The Outdoor Inspiration Awards celebrate individuals, non-profits and companies who inspire and motivate others to explore the outdoors.
“It is such an honor to share the stage with the recipients of this year’s Inspiration Awards,” said Greg Thomsen, managing director, adidas Outdoor U.S. “We are extremely fortunate to have such leaders inspiring participation, innovation and exploration within the outdoor industry. Often times, it takes a gentle nudge to venture out for that first outdoor experience. Every winner this evening is passionate about encouraging people to go outside. Without their collective passion, we wouldn’t have been able to build this vibrant robust community."
The Award winners include Lifetime Achievement: Jake Burton Carpenter and Donna Carpenter, Retailer: Gear Coop, Non-Profit: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Manufacturer: United By Blue, and The Youth Award: Margo Hayes.
About Kimberley Barreda
Whitefish Montana resident Kimberley Barreda is a skier, kayaker, race car driver, and lover of all things outdoors. As a person with a lifelong disability, she has a deep and inherent understanding of the benefits of being active outdoors, both for the individual themselves and the disabled community as a whole.
Kimberley is an established and accomplished personality in the disabled community, with over 30 years experience in disabled sports, entertainment, events and media.
As the owner of the Unlimbited brand, Unlimbited Adaptive Sports, and AdaptiveSkiing.net, Kimberley breaks the mold of the traditional "charity model" through her relentless advocacy of active living and full participation for disabled people. Financial, equipment support including individual sponsorships are made possible by connecting athletes and personalities with top brands and organizations.
Visit Unlimbited.com for more information, including sponsor list and how to get involved.
Director of Communications
Publisher, Disability Today Magazine
About adidas Outdoor
adidas Outdoor is the athletic brand in the outdoors. The company’s founder, Adi Dassler, designed equipment solutions for athletes that improved their performance. The long history of adidas Outdoor began in the 1970s with the creation of the first light trekking shoes. Climbing legend Reinhold Messner helped adidas design super light and fast approach hiking shoes for his first Everest ascent without supplemental oxygen in 1980. The tradition continues today with products influenced by Messner, as well as notable extreme outdoor adventurers from around the world.
About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. The Outdoor Retailer trade shows are the premier outdoor industry events for North America, providing platforms for critical face-to-face business initiatives, line previews, innovations, launches, networking and retailer education. Visit outdoorretailer.com for more information.
Outdoor Retailer is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.
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