Party for a purpose: Snowboard Mag X Zeal Optics toast 10 years, raise $5k with Floodraiser

Comments by Kelli Lynn Hargrove/

 

This past 10/10, the Snowboard Mag crew teamed up with our friends over at Zeal Optics to throw down for a party one decade in the making.The crew got a chance to properly toast ten years of great people, awe-inspiring places, and awesome products; a chance to celebrate the life and styles of snowboarding. In true industry fashion, the beer was flowing, the bottles were popping, and attempts were made to take in the sights at a lovely local strip club (No ID? No strippers. Lesson learned).

Beginning at Zeal’s HQ, located in the heart of downtown Boulder, the party kicked off with a ‘floodraiser’; a silent auction held to raise funds for victims of the massive flooding that ravaged Boulder in September. The house was packed, and by the end of the night the snowboards, skateboards, and a heaps of sweet gear that were so generously donated helped raise nearly $5,000 for the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Huge shout out to Zeal Optics for helping us properly celebrate 10 epic years, and for working so hard to get our home turf back on its feet.

Cheers to the blood, sweat and snowboarding that have gone into this magazine, and once more to all the killer times to come.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event and helped us to support Foothills Flood Relief Fund, and an even bigger thanks to all of the brands that donated products, services, and time including: Zeal Optics, Flylow, Hestra, Neff, Roxy, Quiksilver, DC, Sierra Designs, Patagonia, Burton, Icelantic, Volcom, Never Summer, Telluride Ski Resort, John Dickey, Fjall Raven, La Sportiva, KidRobot, Strafe Outerwear, The Spot Bouldering Gym, Eldora Mountain Resort, Cutthroats Colorado Pond Hockey, Nod & Rose Skatestart, Surface Skis,McDevitt Taco Supply, Colorado Rapids, Spyder, Justin’s, Riffs Urban Fare, Sanitas Brewing, West Flanders Brewing, Avery Brewing, Upslope Brewery, The Kitchen Next Door, Whit Boucher, Savvy on Pearl, OZO Coffee, CEO Challenges, The Sink, and The Kitchen.