For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
markeller [at] imba [dot] com
303-545-9011 ext. 115
IMBA U.S. recently launched its yearly Annual Fund fundraising drive, with the goal of creating and protecting more trails for mountain bikers in 2011 than ever before. "IMBA's members and supporters have made giving to the Annual Fund a priority, even in tough economic times," said Mike Van Abel, the group's executive director. "We are deeply grateful for the year-end outpouring of support, and everyone at IMBA is excited to take these contributions and turn them into new and better places to ride."
Donate today! Contributions of $40 or more earn a free 2016 IMBA calendar.
Last year, the IMBA Annual Fund generated $160,000 from more than 2,000 supporters. The funds helped IMBA open more than 15 bike parks across the United States, build and maintain hundreds of miles of sustainable singletrack, lobby for bike-friendly land management policies in Washington, D.C. and notch many other successes for mountain bikers. You can read reports from IMBA's Regional Directories on specific achievements in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Pacific, Rockies, Southeast and other territories on IMBA's website.
"Anyone who supports IMBA with a financial contribution can feel confident that they are directly helping improve the sport of mountain biking," said Van Abel. "From advocacy to trail building, IMBA's programs have a track record of success. And, we leverage each gift with monies from the bicycle industry, federal grants and other sources, so that the dollars you give will double or triple in their impact."
IMBA was recently awarded a four-star (i.e. exceptional) rating by Charity Navigator. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service recognizes IMBA as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. IMBA's tax identification number is 47-1254119.